Monday, November 3, 2008

What's Up Birdie?

This 5x5" card was quickly made for my Little Sister (Divine Secret Siblings on SCS). I picked up this cute $1 stamp set by Studio G for her and myself (LOL) and wanted to make a card with it, so I'm sending it to her along with the mini stamp set.

Dimensions: 5"X5", Card opens from right hand side Stamps: Studio G $1 Bin Stamp Set Techniques: Basic Stamping, Sponging, Paper Piercing, Machine Stitching
Paper: K&Co. Berry Sweet Designer Paper Collection, Paper Trey White Cardstock
Ink: Stampin Up! Sage Shadow & Green Galore, Stazon Black
Tools: Nestabilities Regular Round & Scalloped Round Dies, Cuttlebug and Cuttlebug Argyle Embossing Folder, Hello Kitty Janome 3/4 Sewing Machine, Stampin Up! Large Oval Punch, Karen Foster Click-It Hole Punch, SU! Mat Pack, Piercing Tool, Signo White Gel Pen, American Crafts Dimensionals, Tsukineko Sponge Daubers, Sharpie Markers
Embellishments: Making Memories Black Grommet, Michael's Dollar Bin Organ Metallic Wired Ribbon & Offray Satin Edge Organza Ribbon

Instructions: The card base was cut from Paper Trey White Cardstock to 5"x5" size, then a Teal and Lime Green patterned piece of cardstock was cut to 4.5"x4.5", and a white mat was cut to 4"x4". I sponged the very edge of the white square with SU! Sage Shadow ink. The next square mat measures 3.75"x3.75" and was cut from a coordinating teal colored piece of K&Co. Berry Sweet collection, and then I ran it through the Cuttlebug using the Argyle Embossing Folder. I machine stitched around the 4 sides of the large teal and lime patterend square mat, as well as the argyle embossed teal square mat.

The bird image was stamped with Stazon Black onto Paper Trey White Cardstock, and cut out using a Nestabilities regular round die, followed with a lime green patterned coordinating Berry Sweet paper round mat, and then a white mat using the next size up Nestabilities scalloped round die. I colored the bird image with Sharpie Markers and then sponged the edge of the smallest white mat with SU! Sage Shadow. I paper pierced free hand around the lime green patterned round mat, as well as the scallops on the white circular mat. The stamped bird image was glued to the lime green patterned mat, and then the scalloped round white mat, and then popped up on American Crafts Dimensionals, centered on the card.

The sentiment was stamped using Stazon Black into onto white cardstock, and then punched out using the SU! Large Oval Punch. I sponged the edge of the oval with SU! Green Galore. I dot doodled around the black oval using a Signo White Gel Pen. I punched a hole for the Making Memories Black Grommet/Jumbo Eyelet, and added dot doodles around the grommet using a Signo White Gel Pen. I Embellished with a teal metallic wired edge ribbon that I found in the Michael's $1 bin and stacked it with a pale yellow, satin edged Offray organza ribbon. The card was finished by gluing the card base to a 5"x5" white cardstock lining.


Joan Ervin said...

Such a beautiful card, Linda...your sewing is gorgeous and I love that super cute little stamp!!!

Linsey said...

OH, it's absolutely darling, Linda! Your sis is sure to love it! Your sewing looks FAB!!! :)

Nancy ~ Inkcicles said...

Very cool!!! Your stitching is awesome!!!


Jami {sgtStamper} said...

This is amazing - those colors are so wonderful and I love the stitching!!!
hugs, jami

BethH said...

Oooooo, I like the argyle folder. That is so neat. Very fun it.

Katie Renz said...

Your stitching looks wonderful and your little sewing machine is way too cute. Good for you and I know you will continue to have a blast with your new little friend.

The Stamper's Touch said...

Super cute card Linda!!!! Can I be your little sis???!!!

Joanne said...

This is fabulous! These colors are just gorgeous...