Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Bird on the Nest

After that last post and making you think you're eyesight is failing, I though I owed you something else.

Today's color challenge on SCS was to use Peach Parfait, Early Espresso & Cajun Craze.  We could use rick rack for dessert, but I still don't have any.  I'm also going to send it over to SU Only Challenges to use punch art.

I hadn't played with my Extra Large 2-Step Bird Punch lately and I had recently received the Punch Potpourri Hostess Level 1 stamp set.  These colors worked perfectly with the stamp and punch.

I stamped the bird on Peach Parfait with Cajun Craze.  They make a beautiful contrast! I used the filigree from the Vintage Vogue set to stamp Cajun on Peach and punched the wings.  The nest is punched from Early Espresso.

I had a piece of Very Vanilla that had been embossed with the BIG GUY and the Square Lattice Embossing Folder.  I used that to determine the size.  That piece is 3 3/8" square. The mat is Peach Parfait and it's 3 1/2" square.  The final mat is Early Espresso and it's 3 5/8" square.  All of that is on a Very Vanilla 4 1/4" square card.

I'll add a sentiment when I decide what to use it for.  I think something from Teeny, Tiny Wishes or Short & Sweet punched with the Word Window punch will work well, don't you?

Card Recipe
Stamps:  Punch Potpourri, Vintage Vogue
Ink:  Cajun Craze
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, Peach Parfait
Accessories:  Extra Large 2-step Bird Punch, Big Shot, Square Lattice EF, Basic Pearl

Colleen Dietrich made this card that inspired me to make a nest out of the branch punch. While you're there, take a look at her blog.  You'll find lots of inspiration!

Thank you for visiting today.  I hope you have found some inspiration here.



Colleen Dietrich said...

Bonnie, I like this card better than my "I Know Why The CASE'd Bird Sings", which is very similar to this. What I like better is the embossed background, the square size, and those autumn colors are gorgeous! Oh, and the bird's stamped images. Super job!

Mary Marsh said...

this is beautiful bonnie-love how you used the colors in the scs challenge-and a great submit for the suo challenge

Emily Keaton said...

Super cute and great use of the challenge colors! I LOVE the word window for squeezing in sentiments :)

Colleen Dietrich said...

Bonnie, thank you for the credit!

I'm feeling a CASE coming on for your recent baby card. I even pulled out the For A Friend set already!! You come up with the neatest stuff.

Doris said...

Love this card, and since I have the punch, I'm going to try it soon myself. It's just so tweet:)

Jen Timko said...

This is very pretty. I love the stamped pattern on the bird!

Jenn Diercks said...

This is really cute. I love the lattice background behind the bird. Thanks for playing along at SUO challenge!

Christine Blain said...

I love this little card, Bonnie. You're right; the Cajun Craze stamped on Peach Parfait card looks amazing!