Wednesday, August 24, 2011

What's Up, Chickadee?


My card for this week's CAS-ual Fridays embossing challenge is pretty simple in the embossing aspect as only the birdie is embossed.  I tried a few other cards with dry embossing and such and they all just got too busy so I came back to my original attempt. I love this Purple Onion bird and paper pieced it with some Cosmo Cricket paper.  PO designs really seem to lend themselves well to paper piecing.  My inspiration for this came from Courtney Kelley's blog which is full of fun and colourful paper pieced creations.  Check her out if you haven't yet.  I'm also going to enter this in this week's Less Is More challenge - Things That Move.


Supplies Used:
Cardstock: (Kraft) Papertrey Ink
Patterned Paper: (Get Happy collection) Cosmo Cricket
Stamps: (Bird & sentiment) Purple Onion Designs
Inks: (VersaMark & VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Embossing Powder: (Black) Ranger
Punch: (Threading Water) Fiskars

18 comments:

Lynn said...

That chick is so cute. Amazing cutting!!

lostinpaper said...

This is super cute! Love your funky bright bird and that fab sentiment!

Chrissie said...

I just love your chickadee... super card.
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Michele Gross said...

This is reeeeally cute!! Love the fun bright colors and the darling bird! Glad you played with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Kathyk said...

So very cute

Kathyk

Barb said...

love the bright bird and green punched border. great card!

Lindsey said...

Very cute! There's some tricky cutting going on there, too -- at first I thought the bird's tail was a metal embellishment! Nicely done. :)

Mandi said...

Knew Chrissie would love this one!
Super card, grat quirky design
Thanks so much
Diva LIM Mandi
"Less is more"

Jenny said...

You're right he sure looks great in those bright papers and his heart wing is so cute too :)
Congrats on your LIM showcase last week :)
Jenny x

Brandi said...

Chickadee, this is so stinkin cute!

Karen B. said...

I've been thinking of you with that darn hurricane, hope you are ok. Love the paper pieced bird, and it looks amazing as such! Thanks too, for playing along at CAS-ual Fridays this week!

Julie Day said...

What a ca-ute card! Love that little birdie :) Thanks for playing this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

How do you manage to make CAS look so professional? Love this cute chickie! Hugs xxaxx

Laura Davis said...

Super cute!
Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!
Laura

Aileen said...

Love your funky chickadee. x

Emily Leiphart said...

Something else was revealed in this card... you're a fussy cutting genius! That tail!! I just love the happy colours on this, Jen.

Meg said...

How cute! I love that tail on the bird and the fact that you took the time to cut it out perfectly!

Courtney K said...

this is an awesome card Jen!! your color choices are perfect and love how you pieced the bird stamp. i actually just got this stamp - and can't wait to use it. idk if i would have had the patience to cut out that tail!