It's Not All Black and White

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Baby Bird Thanks

First, I'm sorry for the delay in choosing a blog candy winner. I think some of my email subscribers just got the post yesterday. So I'm going to pick a winner on Thursday morning, March 11, to give them a chance to enter also. Thanks for your patience.

And now for today's card. It's very clean and simple, but I like it. I used the sketch from Clean & Simple Stamping this week and the color challenge from Stamping Around. After finishing my card, I think the color they're asking for is a darker pink, but this should work too. I decided to add to my stock of baby thank yous, just to be ahead of the game.

I stamped a bird on each circle in a tone-on-tone color. Then I adhered the circles with temporary tape so I could fiddle with the placement. Then I was able to stamp the dotted circle border from B & C Monogram Edition right over top of the colored circles, using dark brown ink. The sentiment was originally a one liner, so I inked the "so much", stamped, cleaned, inked the "thanks" and stamped again. Each bird got a light blue gem stone eye, and I popped up the yellow circle.

Thanks so much for taking a minute to stop by! I hope you're getting as much sunshine as we've had here lately. I have high hopes that all the snow may melt very soon.

Stamps- bird watching additions, simple little things, b&c monogram edition (PTI)
Paper- kraft, celery, banana, pretty in pink (SU)
Ink- same as above plus choc chip (SU)
Other- circle punch, tiny twinkles (Taylored Expressions), dimensionals

28 comments:

Julie Masse said...

Very sweet card Bethany! love how you used kraft as the base and the bling is super!! Hope you are feeling well! :)

Julia Aston said...

What a great CAS design on this! love the circles and stamps you used - thanks for playing with the WMS color challenge!

Belinda said...

Oh how fun! Love the way you framed each circle and the gems for the birdies are fab!

Angela Mclean said...

Very very lovely!!!!
Hugs,
Angela xxx.

Taheerah said...

Great card, love those little pops of colour!

Laurie Marmon said...

very cute card. love the fun circles with the birdies.

Baseret said...

Very Pretty!!

Anika said...

Such a sweet little card! I love all the CAS stuff out there right now!

veronica said...

love the simplicity. also love your new blog banner.

Dawn Easton said...

Oh I love this, Bethany! The colours are awesome and the layout is perfect for those stamps!

Alex said...

It's a great CAS card Bethany, love the Kraft background!! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

wendyp said...

cute!!! Loving the layout of this card! simple and sweet!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Very pretty. Love the simplicity of it.

Terri said...

Nice job. Definitely clean and simple. Love those birds too.

rlo said...

the textured birds and the use of a darker ink on the colored circle is such a cool effect. i like how you topped it off by bordering each circle to give it that extra pop.

TiteCayennaise said...

too beautiful, I love the buffers around papers

Ruth M said...

Very sweet CAS card, love it!

Corie said...

Love this -- so adorable!!

joslyn said...

this one is really fun. i love everything about it:)

Tiffany said...

Beautifully soft pallette of colors on your circle elements, love that bird!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Oh now who would of thought that kraft paper and spring would look so good! I like this CAS!

Rose Ann said...

I love your pretty CAS card, Bethany!! It's a great sketch, and I love the colors and the bird image!!

megspaulding said...

Lovely card. I really love the simplicity of it yet the details are fab!

Diane Jaquay said...

Fabulous CAS card!!

Jacqueline said...

Very pretty card for the challenge at SA!!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

THis is just beautiful, Bethany! So perfectly clean and simple!

NatQuebec said...

love it ! simple but so beautiful !

Debbie Olson said...

Wow! This is fresh and fabulous--perfect!