Sunday, April 15, 2012

Spring Bird

Inspiration

Good Sunday to you and Happy Tax Day! LOL - well, I guess you actually have one more day....

Here's an easy card that I made using a sketch from a sketch group I belong to called CardSketchesByZacksNana. We're just a small group of ladies that trade cards once a month and the cool part is that we have friends now in Austrailia and Canada and the US! Lots of fun.

SpringBird

Ingredients

Note: Finished card size: 4 1/4" x 5 /12"

Stamps

Asian Artistry (SU!)

Paper

Basic Gray (SU!)5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored at 4 1/4", and
1 3/4" x 4 1/4"
Walk in the Park DSP4 1/8" x 5 3/8"
Pretty in Pink1 1/2" x 4 1/4", and
4 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Whisper White4 1/2" x 5 1/2"

Ink

Basic Gray (SU!)

Accessories

Scalloped Petite Oval - Large - Nestabilities (Spellbinders)
Petite Oval - Small - Nestabilities (Spellbinders)
Grand Calibur (Spellbinders)
Ribbon (Hobby Lobby)
Becca's Peg Bow Maker (ODBD)
ATG (3M)
Zip Dry Glue
Scor-Pal
Rotary Trimmer (Fiskars)

Instructions

BASE CARD and MAT

Cut a piece of gray card stock measuring 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", score at 4 1/4", and fold. Cut a piece of patterned paper measuring 4 1/8" x 5 3/8", and mount on the front of the card.

IMAGE

Cut/emboss a large scalloped oval from pink card stock. Cut/emboss a plain oval just smaller than the pink oval. Mount the white oval onto the pink oval.

Stamp the image with gray ink at one end of the oval. Cut the oval just to the left of the image, and mount on the left side of the card.

Bow Trim

Cut a piece of gray card stock measuring 1 3/4" x 4 1/4", and a piece of pink card stock measuring 1 1/2" x 4 1/4". Mount the pink strip onto the gray. Mount a strip of white ribbon around strip length-wise, putting a twist in the ribbon at the point you will mount the bow. This creates the illusion that you tied the bow around the strip.

Tie a pretty bow using the peg bow maker, trim the ends, and glue the bow over the twist in the ribbon.

Thanks for stopping by!

Orange_Green

3 comments:

GLENDA BROOKS said...

Just a beautiful card with a quiet elegance to it. Your bow is amazing! Well done!

a simple offering said...

This is so pretty. I love the color combo.

hlm said...

Great card!

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