Saturday, June 4, 2011

A Tweet Bird And A New List

I'll want to let you know about my new list tab.  With my new blog layout comes TABS.  Love them.  They are taking some of the stuff out of my sidebars and placing it on top where you can see them if you like.  As you can see, I've added 3 more tabs.  I think you can have a total of 7.

The one tab I would like to bring to your attention is the "Any Stamp Challenges".  I have been blog hopping more recently and noticed all of the Rubber Stamp Challenges in Blogland.  :-)  I had someone ask if I knew where there was a list of challenges for 'using any stamp'.  I said no, but I would collect them while hopping.  If you are interested, check the tab.  I was blown away with the ones I have already found.  If you know of any I don't have, let me know and I will put them on the list.  On to my card!!!

I was over at Stephanie Lanzalotto's blog, My Ink Well, and saw her cute Chickadee card!  I didn't have the stamp set she used, but I did have a button I had been wanting to use on a card for some time.

Construction of Bird:

I applied the button to a remnant of white cardstock and drew the legs, tail feathers, and beak with a pencil. I punched out a wing with one of my tear drop punches and then used it to make a larger one with a pencil. Cut it out and used it as a template on some SU DP scraps for the wing and the background for the flowers. Mounted it with a glue dot.  I trimmed around the bird, nose, and legs. Lined them with Viva Black Pearl Pen and applied a generous dot for the bird's eye.  I used the Viva Hematite Glitter Liner to accent some little dots on DP on the Wing.  Set aside to dry.

Stamped on Neenah White Cardstock with Cover-A-Card Swirls and VersaMark pigment ink.  Embossed with Clear EP.  Used Cuttlebug and Spellbinders Lacey Circles Dies for 2 die cuts.  Used larger die as a stencil and brayered with SU Classic Bashful Blue.  Used as stencil again on vellum to put over the Bashful Blue part to later stamp sentiment.  Used smaller die as stencil for background on SU remnant DP and used Viva Hematite Glitter Liner to accent small circles.

Placed larger die over Vellum as stencil, cut out and mounted over center, placed bird near top, stamped sentiment with StazOn near bottom, created Tweet on computer sticker paper, trimmed around, and placed above sentiment, and used Viva Hematite Glitter Liner over all words.

Mounted bird and words in upper left-hand corner with 3D pop dots.  Mounted May Arts ribbon and bow made with Bow-Easy as shown.

Mounted SU DP remnant in center of smaller die cut.  Mounted Prima flowers as shown.  Used Twinkling H2O's True Blue with Niji waterbrush on edges of larger rose.  I wet the edge of petals first with colorless water and Niji.  Then brushed the color lightly onto edges.  It bleeds and blends on the dampened area for a softer natural look.

It needed something else, so I pulled out a Making Memories Blue Heart Stick Pin and threaded it with a Czech jet black onyx bead and a Blue Moon cultured pearl bead from my stash.

Done except for a little of the DP and Cover-A-Card in thin strips inside the card on the top and on the envelope in the lower left-hand corner.

Thanks for stopping by to say hi and look and share!!



Papers: Domtar White, Super Smooth, 90 lb. Folded card base ; SU Bashful Blue/DP remnants; Neenah Classic Crest, Solar White, Super Smooth; Tan or Bone cardstock;Vellum

Stamps: Impression Obsession Cover-A-Card CC002 - Swirls and Damask; Just Rite Friendship Nested Sentiments; Tweet Computer Generated - Flemish Script BT

Inks: StazOn Jet Black; Brilliance Moonlight White;SU Classic Bashful Blue; Twinkling H2O's True Blue

Accessories: Viva Pearl Pen Black and Glitter Liner Hematite; Niji waterbrush 9mm Small; Cuttlebug; Spellbinders Lacey Circles; Prima Innocence (I think!); May Arts Ribbon; Bow-Easy; Czech black faceted bead, Making Memories stick pin, Blue Moon cultured pearl


Shirley N said...

Oh Shirley, this is so beautiful, I love your adorable button bird! TFS so many wonderful ideas, you're so inspiring!

Creations by Shirl said...

Hi Shirley~
I really enjoy your blog, you've got some really helpful tutorials and like how you got those tabs laid out especially the one with "Any Stamp Challenge". I'm still hopping around and getting a feel of what all these talented crafter's like to create. It only inspires me more to succeed what my desires for crafting is all about. I also luv your chickadee bird card. That is a gorgeous card.
Thank you for popping into my blog every so often, hopefully I'll get to be where your'e at one day.
Have a great evening!
hugs :-)

Bonnie said...

This is such a cute little bird and I love the blue and white!

Suzanne C said...

super tweet!! Love your little birdie and design!

Carol Hartery said...

Every card you make is always so amazingly beautiful and elegant. I cannot imagine how long it takes for you to create them. I love the way your mind works. Carol

Karen McAlpine said...

Super cute birdie!! Great idea for using all those buttons in my stash. And, thanks for dropping by the Blockhead Blog and checking out my tutorial!

Linda said...

Shirley, This is just beautiful.. I really love the little bird.. Very lovely work as always.. Hugs, Linda

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Hi Shirley! I love, love, love your birdie card. I love the papers you used, and I am honored that you mentioned by blog. Thank you!!!!! Funny thing is that I left an award on my blog for you and came over to your blog to grab the URL to post a link on my blog to yours. And there i saw your shout out to me. Thanks Shirley. You are a sweetheart!

Tracey said...

Hey Shirley!! WOW!! Such a BEAUTIFUL card!!! LOVE the cute little button bird...I so need to do this and use up some much neglected big buttons...THANKS for the wonderful inspiration!!!

Cindy Haffner said...

Ohh so very SWEET!!~

Crafting Queen said...

Love this card, the bird is just so cute! Love the new tabs and what a great idea to draw up that list. Have a great day. Hugs Anesha :)

debbie said...

Love your sweet card and thanks for the info about the tabs on blogger, I am going to check that out.

Benzi said...

You are such a wealth of information. Your card i gorgeous and I am such a bird lover and I love your pretty bird...wonderful details.

Donna B. said...

Very pretty card Shirley. i love the colors and that cute bird!!

susanne said...

This is gorgeous Shirley and your bird is so adorable ... I just love it!!

Joan Ervin said...

Your little button bird is sooo cute, Shirley....your details are beautiful, too, especially the adorable blue heart stick pin!!! You will have to go check out
The Daily has lots of challenges listed!!

Dawn B. said...

Oh my gosh you did such a great job with this bird. It look fabulous. Thanks also for sharing the info on how you created it. Did you know I am not far from you.. I live in Mooresville. Small world.

Katie said...


What a wonderful card! I love your background stamping. Your button birdie is just so cute! Cute as a button! I love the flowers also. Thank you for sharing.


Melisa Waldorf said...

Oh my goodness! It took me a minute to figure out what your were talking about. What a cute little button bird!! I LOVE it. I love your stick pin as well and how you added a few beads. Very "tweat" card!

I will have to check out your challenge list. There may be few I don't know about. I'm sure you have probably seen it, but I keep a master list of the challenges I know about under one of my "tabs" along the top. And yes, I love the tabs as well. So thankful that Blogger added this feature!

Colleen Dietrich said...

I've been mulling over the addition of tabs to my own blog, but just haven't had time to do some reconstruction. Yours looks good! ANd this cute little birdie card is AH-dorable. Love the colors/patterns you put together on the card.

Shannon White said...

Wow Miss Shirley! This is sooo Gorgeous! I love your little button birdie! So cute! and love how you used your CAC's to created your dps. So pretty.

Shannon 8-)

Vicki G said...

This is just the sweetest!!!!
Hope you are well,

Conniecrafter said...

Beautiful, such a pretty design, love your circle with flowers!

Lisa Minckler said...

Hi Shirley :)
I can definitely see why Shannon featured you on her fab 5...your cards are amazing! I have thoroughly enjoyed browsing through your blog. You are a breath of inspiration!!
Thank you so much for your kind comments to me as well.
See you soon as I'll be back for more mojo. :D

Cibele Glazer said...

Love this card and that bird is just too cute!!!

Tammi said...

What a sweet little bird, I like how you added a flower to it...lovely card!

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