Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Birds and Heroes

Here's my entry for the OWH Midweek Throwdown which is to make a card for a hero. I used a Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Bigz die for the flag, and added a sentiment done with a Hero Arts stamp and some navy ink. I cut the flag in red & white, and added the white stripes to the red panel. I hand-cut the blue field and added some tiny die-cut stars from a SNSS border die. The final touch was some gold Stickles to the flag pole. I'll hand-write a message inside and this will get tucked into my next OWH for an "any hero" card.

Here's the cue card for the CASology challenge #4.


And here's my CAS card using the word "bird" for inspiration. This image and sentiment came from a G Studio Easter stamp set, but I masked off part of the sentiment to use only the part you see. I paper pieced the "peep" with dsp from the MME Six by Six Everyday Flair pack, and added 2 tiny strips of matching dsp for interest, as well as matting the image. I added a few Copic touches of color for the feathers and beak, as well as 2 tiny gemstones from Want2Scrap. This will also get tucked into my next OWH box, and I hope some child gets a big smile on his/her face when this card is received from a parent serving halfway around the world. 

Thanks for stopping by today and make it a great Wednesday!

Carol



22 comments:

Benzi said...

Love your flag card, Carol...so patriotic and it looks super as a CAS card. Now, the little 'peep' is adorable dressed in dotted paper. Another wonderful CAS card.

Elise said...

Hello, to YOU, my FAVORITE peep! Aren't you CLEVER! Gawssshhhh, FRIEND! {How I WISH there were MORE hours in the day! I have MISSED your creations!} THESE are inspiring and stunning as EVER!!!! You are SUCH a gifted paper crafter/artist extraordinaire! I <3 you!

Jen said...

Love both of these, Carol! Your peep card is flippin' adorable!

Ardyth said...

Love this little polka dot guy - great use of a little bit of a couple of patterns, in fresh colours, to keep the whole thing very CAS! I'm so glad you played along with CASology this week!

jimlynn said...

Both are wonderful! LOVE that bird though and your design for the card! CUTE!
Lynn

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Nice card Carol!

Lindsey said...

Great paper piecing & lovely colour combo

Elaine said...

Two fab cards Carol I love the flag one its super Hugs Elaine

Sarah said...

Great cards! That flag will be an awesome Any Hero card-- and the little chick--hellooo adorable :)

Beebeebabs said...

Very nice cards!!!

JD said...

Great cards, Carol.

Tracey McNeely said...

Great birdie and fun sentiment. Thanks for joining us at CASology this week.

Darnell J Knauss said...

I love them both, Carol, for obvious and different reasons. You know I especially love that adorable "peep" card!!

Denise Marzec said...

Love the sparkle on the flag pole!

StampTramps said...

Once a flag maker, always a flag maker! Great card!

Sherry Hickey said...

Hi Carol, that is one gorgeous American flag card! So much texture and rich color! Great work.

JoAnn Ross said...

Now that flag really shows how much of an impact CAS can be! It's stunning, even on the thumbnail!

Also love your Casology bird card. I missed the deadline by a few hours today for mine. I mistakenly thought it was midnight, not noon. :\

Rosemary said...

super sweet card! wonderful take on the challenge... thanks for playing along with CASology!

Renee said...

Love the flag card for the throw down!

Patrice said...

Cute little birdie - I hope you'll link up at 52 Card Pickup this week!

http://www.oldbackporch.com/2012/08/52-card-pickup-week-31.html

Julie said...

So cute- I love paper piecing! Great card.

Jen W. said...

Love that sweet little paper pieced bird and the strip of patterned paper. Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!