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Friday, June 21, 2013

Birthday SPARKS

Happy Friday, and for anyone in the Northern Hemisphere as I am... HAPPY SUMMER! I thought I'd pop in with a card for this week's Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge. This week it's colour: 



I have to admit, the colours weren't exactly 'speaking' to me at first. So I thought back to the "gallon, quart, pint" design rule, and modified it to include two pints. Or maybe it's closer to a gallon, two quarts and a pint. ;)



This is my first time inking up the Nirvana background stamp. Aren't the clouds fun? I thought it was a perfect backdrop for this Birthday Buddy bird -- still one of my favourite PS sets. Instead of paper-piecing the beak, I simply coloured it solid then added Glossy Accents. Enamel Accents make the eyes just a little beadier. :P I am inordinately proud of myself for managing to make a longer Lil' Inkers banner. And I couldn't resist highlighting one of the clouds. 
You still have the whole weekend to join me in this challenge -- and I'm ready to go back outside and enjoy the summer some more! 

Supplies: white, teal & Stampin' Up bashful blue cardstock, Glitz Designs Cashmere Dame & Pink Paislee Spring Jubilee patterned papers, Paper Smooches Birthday Buddies & Nirvana stamps, Memories black & Colorbox frost white ink, Wow white embossing powder, Lil' Inkers stitched sentiment flag die, watercolour pencil, green Divine twine, Recollections black half-pearl, Glossy Accents, black Enamel Accents, dimensionals

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12 comments:

Lisa Arana said...

LOVE it. Such a happy card. I adore that bird and those clouds are sooooo friggin' cute.

Kary said...

Oh this is so very cute, Lindsey!! The clouds look Amazing, and that little birdie is the cutest!! Have a fab weekend!!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

This is super sweet and so adorable!!!!

cardz said...

Lots of clever details on this one. The glossy beak and eyes look great and your little banner too.
Heather

Barb Murphy said...

I think you nailed the color levels. That chick is adorable...love the one while cloud too...draws the eye right to the focal point!

Emily Leiphart said...

Very clever! I love the elongated banner (wondering how you may have done that) and embossed background. Looks wonderful!

Jessi Fogan said...

modifying dies...you rock!! I love that nirvana background (I just got the cloud dies to match it - want some cuts??) And ME TOO I love the birthday buddies set! I never put it away. This rocks :) So does summer!

Houses Built of Cards said...

So very CUTE! LOVE that little bird - and the cloud background! So glad you played along with us this week at Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge!!!

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Larissa Heskett said...

Such a CUTE Card!! I LOVE the whole Design!! I LOVE the take on the challenge!! THANKS SO MUCH for joining us over on the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge Blog and I hope you'll play along again this week!! Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE how you did the background!! LOVE that white cloud and how you tied twine around that banner! I must remember to do that for my banners! THANKS so much for joining in the fun over at the Paper Smooches SPARKS Cool Shades challenge-- hope you play along with our photo inspiration challenge this week <3

Wendy ten Hove said...

Yep! It surely is a perfect background for this fun bird!! I really, really like it!! Also the colors you used together, they really make me happy! Fun card!
Hugs, Wendy

Jen W. said...

He certainly is a happy bird! Love the yellow patterned paper you used and the beady eyes!