Friday, May 21, 2010


Saffron, Banana, and Amethyst Bird

This is a fun card inspired by a card created by Sandra Bate that was posted on Stampin Connection. Fpr those of you who don't have access to Stampin Connection I have posted the photo here:

And here is my version. Enjoy!

Stamps: Well Scripted
Cardstock: Whisper White, Almost Amethyst, Barely Banana
Paper: So Saffron DSP
Ink: Almost Amethyst, Summer Sun
Accessories: Extra Large Bird Punch, Scallop Border Punch, Elegant Bouquet embossing folder, Big Shot

The card base is Whisper White cut at 5 ½” x 6 ½” and scored at 2 ¼”. I used the Big Shot with the Elegant Bouquet embossing folder on the back of the Whisper White card. Since the front of the card only covers half of the back you will be able to see this texture when the card is closed. I cut a piece of Almost Amethyst cardstock 2 ½” x 5 ½” and punched the edge with the Scallop Edge Border Punch. This was adhered to the front flap of the card. A piece of So Saffron DSP was cut at 2 ¼” x 5 ½” and adhered on top of the Almost Amethyst scalloped piece.

For the main image panel I cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 2 3/8” x 2 5/8” and stamped “Love you much” from Well Scripted in Almost Amethyst ink in the bottom right hand corner. This was adhered to a piece of Barely Banana cardstock cut at 2 ½” x 2 ¾”. This layered panel was then adhered to a piece of Almost Amethyst cut at 2 ¾” x 3”. This was adhered to the card front only on the left side of the panel since the right side of the panel hangs out over the back of the card.

I used the Extra Large Bird Punch to punch the bird and wing from Barely Banana cardstock and sponged these with Summer Sun ink. Two branches were punched from Certainly Celery cardstock and adhered to the image panel using the Two-Way Glue Pen. The wing was adhered to the bird using the Two-Way Glue Pen and the bird was adhered to the panel using a Stampin Dimensional and it’s done! I think this is a super cute card to give to a loved one! Come back tomorrow to see the cards I made for my April Christmas cards.