Monday, September 7, 2009

Happy Birdie

I once got a birthday card that had drawings of cutsie little animals on it. There were a couple frogs, a bird and two lambies with musical notes drawn on it. On the inside the sentiment was Hoppy Birdie Two Ewes. I've never been able to get that little sing song out of my head. Perhaps I have just gifted you with that little song, my apologies.
This week the Pile It On Challenge #14 is Birthday, and the little birdie song was going through my head when I thought about what image I was going to use for the card. The Pile It On gimmick is that you have to combine their challenge with at least one other challenge so I found a couple others to use for my card.
This little birdie is from the Inkadinkado (my favorite company name ever) "Birds Galore" set. I stamped it in Stampin' Up Ballet Blue onto white card stock which I promptly dirtied up by sponging Ranger tea dye and SU Basic Gray ink all over. I matted it with a piece of DCWV card stock that is as close to Soft Suede as I could find. I chose these colors for the SP Color Combo Cahllenge #14 to use Ballet Blue, Basic Gray and Soft Suede. The layout for this card is from the MOJO Monday 103 Contest. I used SU DSP Bella Bleu papers which were also sponged with the tea dye and basic gray. They were matted with grey card stock which was also used for the card base. The sentiment is from the MFT "You Take the Cake" set and is stamped in basic gray on brown card stock. A tiny strip of the brown is used in lieu of a ribbon and the bottom edge of the printed paper was punched with an EK Success Dotted Wave punch.
Thanks for stopping by today and don't forget to click the pink ribbon before you go.

13 comments:

  1. Your card is wonderful (as is your story about the silly little card and the song that is now stuck in my head)!

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  2. Really beautiful design and color combo!TFS!

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  3. Too cute! Great job.

    Emily-SP Diva

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  4. Great card - love the earth tones! I recently read an article by Stephen King and he refers to songs that get stuck in your head as "earworms". He says that the dreaded earworm can turn even a great song into something you'd run from, screaming at the top of your lungs! Thanks for the new earworm - it's been "who let the dogs out" for much too long! Anyway, beautiful card that can be both masculine and female - love it!

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  5. What a fantastic card Chris, Yours really looks like the sketch. Great job

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  6. Very elegant! Great job!
    so glad you joined us this week at SPCC!!

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  7. I think you card turned out perfect!!!

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  8. Great card! I particularly like the way you layered the panels under the bird

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  9. I can't believe that you loved that Hoppy birdie two ewes card - it has to be one of my all time favourites!!! It remains a joke at birthday times between myself and the dear friend who sent it to me!!! Amazing!!! Sorry that there are so many exclamation marks in this comment...oh, no here comes another one as I have to say that your card is simply beeee-utiful! Jo x

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  10. This is GORGEOUS! And now I have hoppy birdy two ewes in my head. LOL!

    Heidi SP Diva

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  11. I love your card! It is beautiful! Thanks for playing at SPCC!

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