Sunday, March 16, 2014

Happy Bird-day


Here's my take on this week's OWH Stars and Stamps sketch challenge #216. I used an image and sentiment from Lindy's Stamp gang that was the perfect size for what I wanted to create. All of the papers and card stock were from my bin of leftovers and I used a Sizzix woodgrain ef to emboss the upper panel. I cut the image with SB petite ovals and hand-cut the sentiment panel, using a hexagon punch for the ends. I've hung onto these well-loved and hoarded Cosmo Cricket paper snippets long enough and decided to finally use them. They're left over from my scrapping days - something I've not done for probably ten years or more!

With using all of these snippets, I'm entering this card over at the Snippets Playground #116 too.

Thanks for stopping by and make it a great day! Spring is in the air (even if they are predicting snow for us again tomorrow)  :)

Carol

23 comments:

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Oh Carol, he is so cute! I just knew you would make good use of those stamps. Love, love, love it!

Benzi said...

What a fab birthday card, Carol. That is the coolest bg. Yes, we sometimes have to let our hoarded things go. I haven't scrapped in years, either. Too bad because I really enjoyed it.

What???????? More SNOW!!! I think it will snow all summer, too. LOL
Hang on, my friend.

Donna Hanley said...

We are sitting right next to each other this week. Yay. That bird just makes me smile. You did a fantastic job with the colors on your woodgrain panel. Your blue scallops are just the perfect size to peek out from behind your oval. This is a real fun birthday card. Hope you enjoy the day and the race.

Brenda said...

Wow Carol, I am so loving this card! Love that paper you used and love the wood grain embossing folder, looks so real. Love that cute bird, he cracks me up with his expression. lol Love the color combo as well, just a fabulous card. Hugs

Anne S said...

You go girl - that EF on the paper makes it look like it is paint. When I first looked at the card I thought what time did she get up this morning to use embossing paste and have it dried already? I love the blue. Great job. I'm with you on the scrapbooking days - love card making so much. Enjoy your day. TFS

Cheryl Claycomb Anderegg said...

Wow, really striking papers! Love the ef to add great texture, you really rocked this one! TFS!

JD/ Jill said...

What a great card! Really like all those neat colors, and neat details!

My family is flying in this week, hope they don't have to deal with snow.

Melissa T. said...

I love all the details around your oval, mounted with blue scallop, and then mounted again on the darker paper. Great details! :)

airbornewife said...

Ohhhh Carol.. what a fun card! I love the papers you used for your card.

We had temps in the 70's yesterday, today not sure what it is, but I know it's much colder and rainy ~ boo! I am hoping for more sunny days for us all.

blessings ~ Pam

Lee Mae said...

I can see why you hung onto those papers! Such great colors and the woodgrain embossed panel looks like you got out your inks and went at it, love it when paper does all of the work! Another fabulous card! Hope you don't get too much snow!

Linda said...

Your paper choices are just outstanding...the embossed paper really caught my eye! WTG Carol!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

What a silly bird! And what a fun card! Those are great papers. I can see why you kept them for so long. I love that one with the woodgrain folder. It is really nifty looking.

Lori Kobular said...

I absolutely love your embossed wood grain paper!! And the Happy Birday is so cute!

MaryH said...

Love this bird image! (I'm thinking we need to add a Snarky def to the blog-anitions!) He's gonna bring a big smile to whomever receives this cute card. Great with the wood embossing and all that Fab DP you have behind Mr. Bird! Delightful, and hope the snow misses you. We have rain today, gloomy. But yes'day was sunny & warm, so showers bring May flowers, eh? TFS & Hugs

Susan (rainy) said...

Carol, that woodgrain embossing on that paper... FABULOUS look!! And what a darling image. Such a wonderful card. Love it.

StampTramps said...

Congrats on using up some of your hoards! That's going to be my mission for the next month! Cute card, love that birdie - he looks like I felt when I heard we would get more snow.

Diane said...

What an entertaining card! The bird is so humorous and the design paper is brilliant! Such a fresh look! Love it.

Mrs A. said...

your fab card has quite cheered me up. Thank you also for your kind words. Hugs Mrs A.

Di said...

Great card carol! Gosh I do love that image, such fun!

Hugs, Di xx

Ann Abrahamson said...

I love that silly bird image and the papers you used. The wood embossing goes perfectly! Cute card!

Karen Petitt said...

Every little detail of this is fabulous! The papers are stunning, not surprised you hung on to those snippets. The stamp is fabulous x

jimlynn said...

This looks like me trying to make it home from my trip yesterday! Love it!
Lynn

scrappymo! said...

Great card...I thought you had painted or inked the background pice that is embossed with the woodgrain.!
Then i read the post and realiwzed not...
Love the look of your snippets card and good for you to use up some old scrapbook papers.
I have been doing the same lately. I always worry they will get damaged or bent or dimpled being stored so I went through all my scraps lately and combined the scrapbook snippets with the card snippets.
It is amazing how many of the patterns are small enough to look good on cards. I moved a bunch of whole sheets of 12x12 over to my card area...boy they stretch a long way!