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!
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