Wednesday 27 July 2016

Project 340: Embossed bird birthday

This card had some real serendipity for me; I was looking at the Paper Players sketch this week and thought, that's interesting, and on my desk was a little pink circle already cut out. That steered my hand in the direction of what I did next as I then spent longer trying to find matching pieces for the circle than I would have if I had just started from scratch. Here's the sketch:

I used this little bird stamp from Creative Stamping magazine last summer and heat embossed him in black. The backing paper is a scrap that matched the pink perfectly.

I decided to use black and white ribbon for the banner components of the sketch. I love this little triangle ribbon and it really jumped out when I was looking for accents. I added a little greeting that Claire gave me.

It isn't a color combo or natural pairing of patterns or papers but it came together and I've got just the birthday girl on the horizon to receive it.


  1. I love this little embossed birdie! So cute with the ribbon and enamel dot accents. Thanks for joining the Paper Players this week.

  2. LOL, it's funny how some cards come together quickly and others take more "thought"! This is pretty, regardless of how long it took...I think the embossing is a nice touch, especially with your banners! Thanks for playing with the Players and making my sketch look great!


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