Monday, May 14, 2012

A Little Birdie Told Me

Here's my card for this week's CAS-ual Fridays challenge to use bird images.  I combined the challenge with a more simplified version of this week's sketch from I Spy Sketches.

I built the card on a pale blue cardfront.  I started with a scrap of green dotted paper that I free-hand cut to create a hilly-looking piece to serve as "grass" at the bottom of the card.  I stamped the branch image from the Tweet Notes set from Clear and Simple Stamps and colored the leaves with a Copic marker.  I stamped one of the set's bird images on a scrap of white cardstock, colored it, and cut it out, then used foam tape to perch it on the branch image.  The "a little birdie told me" sentiment from the Best Bunnies set is stamped under the branch in green ink. 

To keep the image from looking like it was floating in space, I added a pair of felt clouds, one cut with a die from the Spring die set and the other free-hand cut, to the panel just above the branch.  I wrapped a length of olive green twine around the card a few times and secured it with a button threaded with more of the same twine.

For more CSS inspiration, be sure to check out the CSS iPhone/iTouch app.  Here's a little peek at my project that will be featured exclusively on the app tomorrow.  You can find all the information about downloading about the app here.

Materials Used:
Tweet Notes and Best Bunnies stamp sets, Dish All the Dirt Brown and Kraft Like a Rockstar Green inks, Trendsetter Blue and A Blanc Check cardstock, Copic markers (BG13, BG49, BG57, YG95), Spring dies, white felt (Clear and Simple Stamps); Quite Contrary-Little Boy Blue "Little Man" Zig Zag designer paper (My Mind's Eye); Frost Shimmer Spritz (Tsukineko); olive baker's twine (Timeless Twine); foam tape


  1. Love the birdie and clouds! Wonderful use of the sketch! Thanks for playing at I Spy!

  2. Lori - this card is so sweet! I love that cutie bird, and the felt clouds are awesome! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  3. So So So cute!!! Love the little felt clouds :) Thanks for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  4. That little bird is adorable--I just had to go check out this set at CSS. Love the wrapped twine and polka dotted hills, too! Thanks for joining us this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

  5. Love your take on the sketch with that sweet little bird and fun felt clouds! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at iSpy Sketches!


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