Thursday, June 30, 2011

Birds Flight Card

I made this card for the Michael Strong's Yahoo group June Card challenge - For The Birds.
My son has just finished the first stage of his basic military training.
This card was made for him. I chose masculine colors and I wish him to Fly High.
Every month there's a sketch challenge at the Michael Strong's Yahoo group and this is the sketch for June and July.

I never use sketches but this sketch caught my eye.

Blue leather textured CS for the card's basis
Recycled CS from a magazine
Basic Grey patterned paper - Pheobe
Michael Strong's Mini Cloisonné Wings stamp set - Hummingbird (small)
Vintage velvet and woven ribbon in shades of brown
Embossing ink
Brown ink
Black EP
Golden green half pearls in 4 sizes
Double sided foam tape
EK Success Corner Adorner

I used Michael Strong's Cloisonné Hummingbird (small) from the Mini Cloisonné Wings stamp set.
I stamped it on a recycled CS from a magazine and heat embossed it with black EP.
Then I cut the mini Hummingbirds using TH scissors.
I distressed the patterned paper pieces with brown ink to give it contrasting edges.
I glued the patterned paper and the mini Hummingbirds 3D, using double sided foam tape, for extra dimension.
The sentiment "Fly High" was printed on the Basic Grey patterned paper.
I added Golden green half pearls in 4 sizes for extra glam.

(You can enlarge each photo by clicking on it)

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed. Have a creative day! Dorly


  1. AnonymousJuly 02, 2011

    What a lovely card, Dorly!

  2. This is a fantastic card, Dorly! Great color combination and placement of the birds. Just beautiful!!!

  3. AnonymousJuly 05, 2011

    Love the colours and overall look of this card!



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