Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Love Birds

Hello Friends! I hope your week is going well!

I have a card to share today that I have wanted to do for some time, but I always got caught up in other directions! Now I get to play!!

This card is for two challenges. The first is the WCYC Wednesday challenge from
Paper Pleasures and Stamping Delights
where we are to create the card using our own ideas and no sketches. It is also for the Designing DIVAS Blog Group challenge that asked us to use real or faux stitching.

I started with a kraft card base. I then layered a scalloped piece of DP which is actually wall paper, as are two of the birds! The birds are cut with Nestabilities. The large bird is blue metallic textured card stock that I crumpled and distressed. I also distressed the edges of the smaller birds and the card base. I used a needle paper punch to punch the holes for the faux stitching on the large bird and the card. I "connected the dots" on the bird with a blue metallic gel pen. I used a white gel pen on the card base. I then added a pearl "eye" to the smallest bird. The Love sentiment is stamped with SU craft ink and heat embossed. I used pink satin ribbon to add a final touch! I really like the shabby chic look of this card that can be used as a Valentine or even as an anniversary card. Hope you enjoy it, too!

Please be sure to check out the details for the WCYC Wednesday challenge on the blogsite. Everyone is welcome to play along and there will be prizes each month! You can also see the other DIVAS cards by visiting their blogs which are listed on the sidebar. As always, it is a blessing and a joy to have you visit and I hope you will visit often! Have a great week!

Blessings to you,
Vicki

26 comments:

  1. I love that you used wallpaper as your DP. Such a great idea! Great job with this card!

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  2. Ok visiting all these blogs is making me want way too many products LOL Great job on the faux stitching, such a cute card.

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  3. WOW! It's great you already have your card up for this week. I'll have to do mine a bit later this afternoon. Busy morning! Thanks so much for spreading the word about my challenge. I'm hoping to get some more interest over the next couple of weeks.
    Your card is positively gorgeous!!

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  4. Wow! This is beautiful!! LOVE the colors, the texture and the design! Great idea to use wallpaper scraps!!!

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  5. Wonderful Vicki!!! Love th bird layers :)
    I had three HUGE wallpaper books but never seemed to reach for them (not with all the paper I've hoarded!) but it's such a great option!
    TFS!
    Maria

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  6. oh how pretty! Love the texture and colors, and your design. Very pretty!!!

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  7. I love your cards, birds and butterflies what could be better. glitter bee hugs, Ronnie

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  8. Vicki this is so sweet and springlike, love it!

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  9. Lovely! We're surrounded in snow and it's a vision of spring! Great for an anniversary card or V day card.

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  10. How lovely Vicki - such an original project. It has an almost Victorian feel. Beautiful.

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  11. Really pretty Vicki, the layered bird has such a beautiful look to it. You are doing really well with that challenge to create original works, great job.

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  12. The birds look really good! I was thinking about getting that set of nesties but I just got a cricut so now I can cut me some! Your card is really pretty!

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  13. What a great idea. For some reason I am now humming the theme from The Love Boat!

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  14. great idea on layering the birds

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  15. Vicki, work of art!! I LOVE using found materials..it makes a card so unique. Good job!!!

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  16. Your card is BEAUTIFUL! Love the layers!

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  17. What a beautiful card you created with your challenges! I Love all of the colors in the layers of your bird! (And I especially love BLUE!!)

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  18. I love the card you created with your challenges- I love the layers on your bird- and especially the blue!!!

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  19. Very pretty, Vicky! You are making me long for spring!

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  20. This is great! Love all your layering and your creativeness....beautiful!

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  21. I love it Vicki, as always it looks super!

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  22. Piercing the holes along your faux stitching really makes it look real! Great card!

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  23. This is just lovely. I like what you did with the bird and that paper is so elegant.

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  24. Love, love, love, LOVE this card! Can you tell I love it?! {grin} What beautiful papers and the way the birds are layered - it's just soooo pretty. Gonna have to look for these bird nesties now that I never knew existed before.

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  25. Oh I have these and never use them. Very cool

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