Feb 18 2009

DCBD115 – Good Friends

Good Morning…I have to make an emergency visit to the dentist today (luckily, my brother!)  I bit down on something and cracked off part of my tooth over the weekend.  Doesn’t hurt, but I know it will probably  need extensive work to repair.  Grrrr……

Anyway, today’s Diva Coffee Break Designers Challenge was to use this sketch to create a card.  It was a fun sketch!  I expanded it to be a 5 1/4 x 5 1/4 card…I know!  What is it with me and square cards lately?  But the bird is so large in this Good Friends set, that it just seems to need that larger size.  I also moved the bow decoration to the other corner, since it seemed to fit better there.  I ended up not using ribbon because the Eyelet Border Punch seemed to be enough "fluff" for the card.

I started by stamping the bird with Summer Sun on Whisper White and adding Chocolate Chip legs and Pumpkin Pie beak.  Then I stamped the partial body again on the Pacific Point polka dot designer paper (in Good Morning Sunshine DSP package) and just cut out the wing.  I used a black mini brad for the bird’s eye.  Then I used the Eyelet Border Punch to create the accent along the top and bottom of the focal image with Pacific Point cardstock.  I added some of the small polka dot designer paper from Good Morning Sunshine to the upper left and bottom right as required in the sketch.  Finally, I added a greeting from Think Happy Thoughts, punched it with the 1 1/4 circle, layered it on 1 3/8 circle of Pumpkin Pie, and then a Pacific Point Scallop Circle.  I added one of the new Kiwi Kiss Corduroy Button brads to the center.  I liked how it turned out!

Make sure to check out the rest of the DCBD’s work this week!  I’m sure there will be some great ideas!

Chris Austin
Dannie Graves
Dee Tollaksen
Heidi Michel
Julie Semones
Kristen Moore
Selene Kempton
Lisa Freeman

Sets:  Good Friend, Think Happy Thoughts
C/S:  Kiwi Kiss, Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Pacific Point, Pumpkin Pie, Good Morning Sunshine DSP
Inks:  Pumpkin Pie, Summer Sun, Chocolate Chip
Other:  Black Mini brad, Kiwi Kiss Corduroy Button Brad, 1-1/4, 1-3/8, Scallop Circle punches, Dimensionals, Eyelet Border Punch


10 People have left comments on this post

Feb 18, 2009 - 08:02:49
Heidi Michel said:

Oh how cute. I love Mr Bird!!! I have the little set, now to get this one. Great job on your card and I am glad you liked Julies sketch. Woo hoo!!

Feb 18, 2009 - 09:02:06
Lisa Freeman said:

That is adorable!

Feb 18, 2009 - 09:02:55

Totally cute Connie! Such a fresh and fun look with the bold colors and funky bird! I am starting to like that new punch too!

Feb 18, 2009 - 10:02:15
Chris said:

Cute! I like how you used the eyelet border punch.

Feb 18, 2009 - 11:02:11

So nice! What a cheerful guy that bird is!

Feb 18, 2009 - 04:02:38

Such a bright and cheerful card. I love it!

Feb 18, 2009 - 04:02:46

oh how beautiful! Hey! We used the same punch! đŸ™‚ Great job!

Feb 18, 2009 - 09:02:46
Ret said:

hi Connie, this is really cute! I like how you used the eyelet punch! very clever!

Feb 19, 2009 - 01:02:01

Sooo cute! Very springy! I love how you changed it to 5 1/4″ squared! That is perfect!!

Feb 19, 2009 - 03:02:33
Pat Huntoon said:

Love this Connie! Really adorable.