Papercraft Star Challenge #137

Spring is in the air, if only for a brief moment before winter sets back in!  We are having a Bird challenge this week at Papercraft Star.  Perfect for your spring cards.  I love the colors in the inspiration photo.  While I was originally thinking pink….my card took a different turn.  Good thing the inspiration photo is use if you choose.

I don’t think I have ever seen a green and blue bird in person…other than possibly a parrot.  I did google bird images though and it appears there are green birds out there with a touch of blue.  So, I was able to make a perfectly coordinating flying bird that is not totally a figment of my imagination!  I popped my bird up on a sponged cloud background.  Have you tried making your own cloud backgrounds?  They are super easy to create and I love the soft background.  For mine, I used a scallop border punch and sponged lightly resulting in a cloud background.  I just keep moving the scallop border die down the page to get the size of clouds I am seeking.

My card is based on the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge.  A great sketch that I am sure I will use again in the future.

I added a little detail to the inside of my card as well.  I left the inside blank to use as a notecard in the future.  If you look closely you can see where I stamped the same bird image in a very light tone.  While it does not show up well in the photo, it will provide a great background for a handwritten sentiment.


All supplies by Stampin Up, except where noted:

D1452 Find Your Style Stamp Set-Close To My Heart

Everyday Enchantment Paper Pack

Lucky Limeade Cardstock

Pool Party Cardstock

1388 Colonial White Cardstock by Close To My Heart

Lucky Limeade Ink

Pool Party Ink

Z2103 Bamboo Ink by Close To My Heart

Lucky Limeade Ribbon

Everyday Enchantment Brads

Tuxedo Black Ink by Memento

Scallop Dies by MFT 

I have also entered my card in the following challenges:

Paper Minutes-Real Metal (Metal Brad) 

Pile It On-Circles and/or Squares

Ribbon Carousel-Spring is in the Air

Shopping Our Stash-Easter or Spring ( I dug deep into the stash for this one!)

Thanks so much for stopping by!

12 thoughts on “Papercraft Star Challenge #137”

  1. Gorgeous! Love those clouds, and your coloring of the the bird stamp is fantastic. Love the inside too! Thanks for joining in the fun with Pile It On! Best, CG

  2. That is my all time favorite stamp set! Last week when I saw the theme was going to be birds I was so excited because I had the perfect stamp. I guess great minds think alike, lol! I love how you paired your colors.

  3. Love it! Wonderfully fresh colors and great background too! Perfect for spring!
    Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

    Alica πŸ˜‰

  4. Oh how I still love this cute bird…I will never be able to part with this set. I love the lightly stamped bird inside, too!


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