Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Sweet birdie

Can you spot the background paper in this post? I think this is my favorite of the three I created, just because the colors are so happy and bright! Although I like the aqua too. . . 

This kind of showcases an alternative way to use the background paper you create. Instead of as background the paper becomes the focal point, using the Spellbinders nestability to cut out a sweet little bird. 

This card and the one below use sentiments from a Clear Dollar Stamp set called 'Whatever.' I think it is going to be so versatile!

A friend loaned me her Manhattan Flower die from Stampin Up and I had to try it out. I think it makes a nice backdrop for the bird. I used a piece of carefully hoarded vellum from a retired SU Candy set to tie the colors together. I think it was called Candy. 

I had a lot of fun creating my cards, please look at the two posts below this one for the other two in the set of three that I made. 
Stamps: Papertrey Ink Silent Night and Green Thumb, Clear Dollar Stamps "Whatever," Stampin Up Belle Toile
Paper: Papertrey Ink Lemon Tart, Sweet Blush, Neenah Solar White, Stampin Up Pretty in Pink
Ink: Papertrey Ink Lemon Tart, Berry Sorbet, Stampin Up Apricot, white craft, Stazon black
Accessories: Manhattan Flower die (SU), glitter, GG ribbon, Spellbinders petite circle nestability, Spellbinders bird die

9 comments:

BethH said...

Pretty TWEET if you ask me! Love it...I love that folder...it's sooo neat. Great card, as always, Peggysue.

Lois said...

Very cool card! Love those backgrounds. You need to share your secrets more!!!

tracim said...

So pretty, wonderful combination of colors and stamps to make this background paper!!

Elizabeth said...

Absolutely beautiful!

thinker said...

so very pretty... I love Love LOVE the flower!! So very soft & elegant!

katiesniche said...

That die stamp is to die for ;) It really completes this card. Very pretty.

The Mama Monkey said...

Love that manhattan flower die! WOW! It looks amazing on the card! Just beautiful!

Kim said...

So pretty! I just ordered the manhattan flower die and after seeing this I am dying for my order to come!!!

Diane said...

I really like this one PS. Love that embossing and the bird placement makes a great layout. Adorable.