May 30, 2012

Good morning!  I decided to get out my bird punch last night and see what I could create since I haven't used it in quite some time.  This is the anniversary card I ended up making.  Hubby thought this was his anniversary card since our anniversary is coming up soon....nope sorry dear....LOL

The upper portion of my background was embossed using my simply scoring tool.  The lower portion of my background has an embossed top note die with the sentiment placed on top of it.  The Happy Anniversary sentiment is from the teeny tiny wishes stamp set and I punched it out using my word window punch.  I just have to say how much I love the teeny tiny wishes stamp set.  I find myself using it all the time- it's really a wonderful sentiment set.

The designer series paper I used on my card is one of the new papers in the upcoming catalog.  It's called Floral District and it's such a pretty paper pack, I'm sure you will like it too!  I used my simply scoring tool and I scored my dsp every 1/4" and then I folded it back 'n forth like an accordion fold and I placed that on my card using sticky strip tape.

Next, I punched out the leaves using the bird punch and I placed that on top of my dsp using glue dots.  If you plan on trying this it helps if you cut the glue dots in half.  Then I punched out the birds, the wings, I added a dot for the eyes, and I placed the birds on my card.  The bird on the right has stacked dimensionals underneath it to raise it up to the same height as my accordion folded designer series paper.  The bird on the left was simply placed onto my card base and I have that bird sitting up a little more.

In this photo below I wanted to try and show you a close up of the according designer series paper and the birds I made using the bird punch.  As you can see, I used a lot of dimensionals on this card.

The ribbon I used on my card is the new 3/8” stitched satin ribbon.  The new in color ribbon will be available in the new catalog which begins in just 2 days!  I've decided to hold my very first ribbon share and if you would like to read more about that please see my blog post found here.

Well, that's about it for today!  I hope you liked my anniversary card!  Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps:  Teeny Tiny Wishes
Card Stock:  Calypso Coral, Gumball Green, White, Floral District DSP
Ink:  Chocolate Chip
Supplies:  Gumball Green Ribbon, Big Shot, Top Note Die, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, 2 Step Bird Punch, Word Window Punch, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Chocolate Chip SU Marker- for the eyes. Sticky Strip Tape, Glue Dots, Dimensionals
Technique:  Dry Embossing, Punch Art

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Tracie said...

I love this card! You are a wonderful card maker!

Athina said...

I love the dimension! The accordion paper looks great!

:: BlueInks :: said...

I just love the color combination! Great layout. The scored DP was a super idea.

Heather B said...

That new green is gorgeous!! Great card.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Oh, that's sweet, Patty. It looks like they are sitting on the window ledge above the curtain!

Barb said...

Darling Card Patty. I love the colors and the paper is Sweet!

Barb May said...

I just "stumbled" on to your blog and I am so glad I did. Your cards are great - and I ran copies of some of them for ideas (for personal use only of course). I really enjoy your style and I am looking forward to seeing more.