Sunday, October 16, 2011

Crossword Bird



I've always loved this Unity stamp but had never inked it up.  Thankfully Lindsey used it recently on this fantastic card and it inspired me to ink up my own.  I used this week's Colour Throwdown colours along with Unity and PTI stamps.


And lest you all think I completely forgot (yes, I'm two days late!) - here's the winner of the Print Candee gift certificate:


    


Kim S!  Whoop whoop!  I'll drop you a note and sort out your GC for you!

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Bazzill Basics, (Poppy Parade, Pear Pizazz, Baja Breeze, Early Espresso) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Bird image from Oct 2010 KOM - Take Time to Laugh,  Sentiment from Sept 2011 KOM - All Seasons) Unity Stamp Co,  Leaf flourish from Turning a New Leaf) PTI
Ink:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko,  (Pear Pizazz, Early Espresso) Stampin' Up

24 comments:

dahlhouse-designs.com said...

Beautiful... the paper piecing and stamping is gorgeous. Love how simple and yet so detailed it is.

Kim S said...

I was so admiring your card- I almost missed my name!! Yeah!

I do love your card - placing that circular image on the greenery is brilliant!

Karen B. said...

Ooh, what a fantastic image and such a perfect way to use it. Love this card!

Lynn said...

So perfectly balanced...I love the sentiment on top and the tree branch for that classy crossword bird!

Meg said...

So pretty! Love the leaf stamp behind the image.

~amy~ said...

TWEET!!!!

Lindsey said...

Thanks for the shout-out! :) And I am so CASEing the way you've used this stamp -- love it!

Rachel said...

Oh cool! I love how you used the crossword puzzle stamp!

Vicky Hayes said...

LOVE your crossword bird Jen!

lostinpaper said...

Your card is perfect Jen! Love that leaf swirl and the gorgeous bird, it's fantastic!(I'm glad you inked it up)

Brandi said...

This is so unique!

Tenia Nelson said...

Love this dearie!!!

Diane Jaquay said...

Love this, Jen, very creative card!

Barbara said...

Totally LOVE this CAS design!! Thanks for playing the Color Throwdown!!!

Wanda Cullen said...

You really rocked these colors in this simple, clean design! So glad you could play along with us at the Color Throwdown challenge!

~Tammy~ said...

Love the crossword bird! Beautiful design!

Jenny said...

Love that striking red for the birdie and the leafy flourish under the circle is an inspired design :)
Jenny x

onecraftymama said...

How cool! I don't think I'd ever seen that stamp before, but I love it (since I love crosswords...) - fantastic here as the pop of red, and layered over that leafy branch.

Tina said...

What a cool way to use the crossword stamp! The leaf flourish was also very pretty :)

Noelle said...

Ooooo, Jen, I REALLY really <3 this card! I have this stamp too, and have never inked it up either. May have to CASE your CASE! The colors are so fabulous on this & that sentiment is perfect :) I laughed at your "shopping floodgates" story above... glad to know it's not only me! :) Have a great day!

Suzanne Russell said...

Congratulations on the recognition at Color Throwdown-well deserved!

Emily Leiphart said...

Get out! I still haven't used this card but both yours and Lindsey's card have inspired me to ink it up... maybe. LOL

Jocelyn Olson said...

AMAZING!!! I am in love with your card...love how you used the colors and that stamp is one of my faves!

Amy Sheffer said...

THis is AWESOME! Love the image and the way you incorporated the Color Throwdown colors!