Thursday, March 29, 2018

Seize the Birthday

Happy Thursday friends.  It is time for a new challenge at Seize the Birthday and this week we have the "Toppings" option of adding a bird to your birthday project.  Remember, using "birds" is just our "Toppings" option and the only requirement is that it be for a birthday.


I used an old SU Language of Friendship set and the SU Build a Bird punch (both are retired).  After I stamped the bird, I sponged some blue Distress Ink over him and added a little tan ink at the bottom and end of his wing, it doesn't show up much in the photo.  I stamped the leaf branch 6 times with SU Wild Wasabi ink, sponged more ink over them, then punched them and cut them to arrange like he was sitting on branch full of leaves.  I used MFT Circle Stax dies and Fishtail Flag dies to cut the circle and banner elements and matted them with black.  The bird and a couple of leaves are mounted with foam tape.  The white panel is embossed with SU Decorative Dots EF.  The sentiment is from SU Morning Meadow (retired).

I hope you will check out all the fabulous cards with birds the designers made over at Seize the Birthday and that you will be inspired to play along. 

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Have a wonderful day.

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

11 comments:

  1. It seems a lot of us were inspired by birds in blue. :) This is so delicate and pretty!

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  2. Next to cardinals, I enjoy bluebirds (and we are beginning to attract more of them since putting out mealy worm trays). I love this sweet bluebird, and I also love this wonderfully CAS layout. TFS & Happy Easter. Appreciate your recent visit too. Hope all has been well.

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  3. This bird punch is certainly a keeper and one of my all time favorites! So pretty in the soft blues with the lovely embossing!

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  4. The blue birdie is so sweet and makes this card super special!

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  5. Such a soft and sweet card JoAnn! Love that punch! See you soon and Happy Easter to you and your family!

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  6. Such a sweet card! The bird looks tiny and cute! Love the layout you've used too.
    hugs, Ashwini

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  7. I love all of the texture in the background to let your sweet bird be the center of attention. See you very soon.

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  8. What a beautiful layout and design! Love the texture and the black mat of all the elements!

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  9. I love this little bird, Joann! I used to have this stamp set and sold it, but I'm sorry I did. Terrific layout, too!

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  10. This is great! Love the bold colours on the textured white background.

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