Friday, February 19, 2016

A Little Birdie Told Me

This card was made for Heart 2 Heart Challenge "Favorite Paper Pak." and what a difficult decision this was, however, for today's choice "Penelope."  

Story:  My children would ask me who their favorite response "You're my favorite daughter" (I only have one daughter); however, I had two sons so my response would be "You're my favorite youngest son" and "You're my favorite oldest son".  And this carries on for my grandchildren too...luckily we don't have a big family.  When my children would draw pictures they would ask which was my favorite...again my response would be "I don't have a favorite, they are all beautiful drawings."  Still today my adult children try to trick me into a favorite, and they don't get any different response. I love them all, and they are my favorites.  

I couldn't even decide on a particular pattern from "Penelope" Paper Pak so I decided to cut 1/2" strips of each paper, one from each side and also used the zip strips, and adhered them to a 12 x 12 white daisy cardstock.  Cut the background panel 4 3/4 x 6 3/4 from my decorated cardstock, and then die-cut the frames using Pretty Posh stitched and scalloped rectangular stackables.  I made sure that I followed the same pattern for each frame.  Frames were adhered with 3D Regular and Thin Foam Tape.  

This is a closer view of the focal point.  Vellum was used in the center frame to make it softer and appear as you were looking through a window.  The sentiment was stamped on the vellum. Stamped a couple of birdiess on design paper, fussy-cut and adhered to the widow frames. Stamped a couple sets of balloons with ink, fussy-cut and set behind Birdie as he was holding behind his back, and added liquid glass for shine and dimension.

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Inkspirational Challenges "Pop"
Crafting Desert Diva's "Nature's Wonder" Linky Party
Die Cutting Divas #253 Kid's Theme
The Outlawz Saturday "Paper A La Mode

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CTMH Products Unless Otherwise Specified:
Design Paper
     Penelope Paper Pak
     Paper Fundamentals - Whimsical "Canary"
     White Daisy
     Pretty Pink Posh "Stitched and Scalloped Rectangular Stackables"
     Birds - Pretty Pink Posh "Birdie Notes"
     Sentiments and Balloons - CTMH C1206 "Life is Tweet"
     Liquid Glass
     3D Regular and Thin Foam Tape


Alyson Mayo said...

This is so adorable! I love the softness created by the vellum and the fussy cut birds are just the perfect touch, holding the balloons. The story reminds me of my own childhood and trying the get my father to answer that very same question... Great card :)

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Beautiful papers and an adorable image and sentiment Ginny x
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Lori Kobular said...

What an adorable spring themed card! I love all the different pieces of gorgeous paper and those chicks are too cute! Thanks for playing along with us at DL.ART February Linky Challenge!

Darnell said...

What a cool effect to die cut and pop up the patterned paper frames! I love this sweet card, Sue!! I would even say it's a favorite, lol!! Enjoy your day! Hugs, Darnell

Mayras Designs said...

So very adorable ! So sweet and cute ! Thank you so much for joining us at Craftin' Desert Divas !
Hugs & Blessings,
Mayra DTM

Melanie R said...

Such a nice array of color. I really like this DSP collection!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Such a sweet card! Your paper-pieced birdies are so cute! It's hard to pick a favourite paper!

Christina Hor said...

This is very sweet and fun card Sue. The pattern is very beautiful and the image is too cute! Your story make me giggle. I guess we all ask our parents those questions sometime in our life. Mine still young so I get those questions at least once a week and I would response "you all my favorite. I love you equally. All your arts are beautiful. I don't have a favorite." Haahaa. Thanks for sharing the story and another beautiful card inspiration Sue. Have a lovely weekend!

Hugs, Christina

Marina said...

Cute and colourful card. Thank you for joining us at Inkspirational Challenges. Come back next time! Marina

Lauren said...

I love how you fussy cut those sweet birdies! Thanks for sharing with us at H2H challenges.

Shauna said...

What a fun card! Great use of the bold colors and vellum! Thanks for playing with us at Inkspirational!
- Shauna

Unknown said...

What a sweet card! Thank you for joining us at Craftin' Desert Divas!


Anonymous said...

What a fun those ZIP strips! I stopped at one child because I knew he'd be my favorite - still is most of the time :)

Brandi said...

Super fun card, I love those little chicks! Great job! Thanks for playing along with Heart 2 Heart Challenges (H2H)!

Brandi R
DT member H2H