I guess I must be into challenges this week, this will be my third one. I like them though...they give me a jumping off place. We have good friends who share our anniversary date this month. I decided to go ahead and get a card ready to send them. I used the Pals Paper Arts Color Challenge to get me started.
When I saw the colors first thing that came to mind was using the new stamp set, Best Birds, and coordinating Birds & Blooms Thinlit dies. I think it was the Marina Mist and the bluebirds that have returned to our feeders this week that did it.
I left a lot of white space on my card today so it would really show off that bird. He was so easy to do, just stamped with Smoky Slate ink on Marina Mist card stock and pop him out with the coordinating die. The rest was so simple as the berries have a die to match too. Then a little burlap patch in Smoky Slate along with that pretty sentiment and a piece of Burlap Ribbon for him to sit on and I was done. I did end up rounding the corners of the white panel with the Project Life Corner Punch. I have to stop myself from using this punch or I'd round all the corners!
Inside the card, I added another bird on the branch and sentiments from Flourishing Phrases. You can't have one love bird without the other for an anniversary, can you?
My daughter is here with her four children. We went on a hike yesterday morning. It was hot but enjoyable and we didn't see any bluebirds but one of my grandsons did find a blue skink...it got away, thankfully! Then she took the boys to the new Ice Age movie in the afternoon and I kept Lucy. I'm not sure what our adventures will be today but I'm sure we'll have some! I hope you do too! - Dawn