Saturday, 2 May 2015

Blue Birdie Birthday Card

Happy Weekend!

And if you are in the UK, like me, you are lucky to have a long Bank Holiday weekend! One extra day for crafting. Woo Hoo!! ^_^

I used the sketch at Just Add Ink #260 this week to create a birthday card for my Auntie.
She loves birds. She has a bird bath in her garden where we can see little birdies having a paddle and a wash. It is amazing to watch those little creatures and quite therapeutic too. So I decided to use this bird stamp from Spellbinders Garden Collection, which came as a free gift from the Cardmaking & Papercraft magazine, as my main image. Here is the card:
I followed the sketch closely. For the sentiment, I used The Big, the Bold and the Happy stamp set from Winnie & Walter. I also added some gem stones around the sentiment.
I am no bird expert. I can't tell you what bird this is and what colour it should be. As I already picked my background papers, I just went with the blue and pink colours for my stamped bird image. Here is a close up picture of the image:
To emphasise the image, I used the die from Nellie's Multi Frame's and die cut this scalloped circle shape from a blue holograph mirror card. The image was stuck flat on the mirror card circle and then I used a fun foam sheet to prop it up on the card to give dimension. No card is finished without adding some glitters!
That's it for now. Hope to see you soon.     


  1. This is so beautiful and a wonderful use of the sketch. Your colouring skills are amazing and love the blues you used for the bird. Stunning card and I'm so glad you joined us at Just Add Ink.

  2. I love the bright bold blue you've used and the colouring of that little birdy is just perfect. Thanks for sharing with us at JAI.

    JAI Design Team

  3. You've coloured the image beautifully, Julie. Lovely combination of colours on this card; I'm sure your aunty will love it! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink.

  4. The detail and colouring of your central image are just delightful Julie. The gleam from blue scallop frame really accents that sweet little blue bird! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week.

  5. Beautiful card Julie, love the sweet image and your colour choice is fabulous.
    hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

  6. Great use of the challenge sketch, Julie & I love your choice of colours. Thanks for playing at Just Add Ink.
    Di :-)

  7. I love the beautiful vivid colours on your card Julie! Thanks for joining us this week at Just Add Ink :)


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