The little things that make me happy here on Bliss Road~~Emily Keaton

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Happy Birdday! (An MFP Sneak Peek)

Happy Thursday, everyone! Today I am sneak peeking another new stamp set from Mark's Finest Papers, Tweet Blessings. It will be released in August. The sentiment is from another soon-to-be released MFP set, Owl Be There. I had a lot of fun adding a kinetic element to this 5.5" square card: my little orange birdie can "fly" back and forth above the birdhouse! I made a little "pendulum arm" by uncurling a paperclip, wrapping one end around a brad hidden underneath the birdhouse image, and adhering the bird image to the other end. So you can swing him from side to side like a metronome. Fun :)

My sketch for this card comes from the Get Sketchy Card Challenge, Sketch #47. A cool sketch, to be sure! All those triangles and circles appeal to my mathy brain :). And for my card colors? I'm playing along with the Just For Fun Fridays Color Challenge #20: Finally, because this is a "birdday" card, I'm entering it in the Caardvarks July Challenge, to create a birthday card.

That's all for my papery bliss today. Thanks for dropping in!

Stamps: MFP Tweet Blessings, MFP Owl Be There
Paper: MFP morning sun CS, MFP hazelnut tan CS, My Mind's Eye Magnolia DP
Ink: Palette burnt umber, SU pumpkin pie
Accessories: SU large oval punch, SU scallop oval punch, EK small scallop circle punch, CM circle cutting system, dimensionals, paperclip, sewing machine, orange rhinestones, hemp twine, assorted buttons from my stash, felt flower (Making Memories), glue dots, Stampin Pastels
Techniques: machine stitching, chalks


Marisa said...

Darling card, Emily and a great use of the sketch.

Broni said...

This is very pretty, Emily! I love all the stitching and the placement of all the embellishments! Thanks for playing with us at Just For Fun®!

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

This is gorgeous, Emily! I love the colors and your fabulous stitching! :)

Colleen Dietrich said...

So cute and warm! I am impressed that you tried a kinetic feature. I'm too a-scared to try something like that! Or maybe I'm just lazy. :)

I like all the different elements you included much for the eye to see. You have to stop a moment and appreciate all that went into the making of this card. Good work!

Betty Wright said...

This is terrific, Emily! Great colors and design! Happy Friday to you!

Anonymous said...

I love this card Emily, it's such a great design! I love the bird that can move, what a wonderful idea! x

Joel said...

Nice card, Mom!
I CAN'T believe that you made THAT WHOLE CARD!