Tuesday, March 13, 2018

SOS: Put a bird on it!

This week at Shopping Our Stash, Chris is hosting an excellent challenge: Put a bird on it!

Simple, right?  I may be adding extra entries because one of my crafting (or shopping in general) weaknesses is anything bird-related.  I've got some bird-stash, for sure, and lots of it is just hoarded!

This is my card:

See that?  Prima, 2009!  Uncut!
That main image of the card itself looks a little wonky, but I actually did cut the panels a little off-square to add to the quirky look of the birds, and I made the banner narrower at one end, too.

  • All patterned paper is by Prima from 2009.  You can see why I bought it: it is so cute!  Yet I never cut into it!  
  • Black cardstock used was either a scrap or a pre-cut circle.
  • Sentiment is Inkadinkado... not sure if this has ever seen ink.  I inked it with Distress Embossing Ink and embossed it with white Recollections EP.
  • The white cardstock in the background is an extra wedding thank you from a wedding I helped with last fall.
  • In the end, I added some Black Diamond Stickles to the edge of the white patterned paper panel because it seemed like it needed some sort of border...
Along with Shopping Our Stash, I will share this with Sunday Stamps, which is where I got the sketch from:


  1. Super "quirky" birds, great take on the sketch, love the contrast with the black. pink and white.Awesome job.

  2. too funny i still have papers from that collection bc PINK!!!! this is the perfect, funky fab bird card! ♥

  3. Love the sketchy look of these birds - so fun, and super cute papers! What a great take on our sketch! Thanks so much for playing at Sunday Stamps!

  4. Ohh!! I love the contrast of this super bright pink and black, your birds are definitely fun to see. Love the fun sentiment too and your great take on the sketch.
    Fun and fabulous card.

  5. The hot pink and black colors are perfect for some tropical birds, and I just love all the feathers working the background too! Super cute card!

  6. yes that paper is cuuute Mimi
    love the way you used our sketch with that pattern paper
    is really cute and you save it nearly 10 years hehe
    sweet card and many thanks for joining with us at Sunday Stamps