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

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Birds, Birds, Birds for this week's StampinB Challenge

This week's challenge, hosted by Joanne, over at the Stampin' B's Design Team Challenge is Birds, Birds, Birds. I'm starting to look toward Christmas, so I came up with this card featuring a fancy bird Christmas tree ornament:
I hate to admit how much I struggled with this one! I'm afraid it shows. And do you know how hard it is to photograph sparkle, shimmer, and bling? But I sure had fun adding it!! :) The dotty border around my sentiment frame was made with a glue pen and then heat embossed with copper embossing powder along with the sentiment.

I'm playing in these challenges:

Thanks so much for dropping by today for a little slice of bliss with me. If you'd like to try your hand at this week's Stampin' B's Challenge, post your project on your blog or SCS gallery, and link it up to the Inlinkz tool on the Stampin' B's blog. We'd love to see what you create!! :)

See you soon!

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Flourishes O Christmas Tree (sentiment) and Flourishes All That Glitters
Cardstock: SU marina mist CS, SU wild wasabi CS, white CS from The Paper Company
SU wild wasabi, Versamark
Accessories: SU designer label punch, MS snow flurry edge punch, copper EP, glue pen, heat tool, Pink Paislee glitter, rhinestones, baker's twine
Techniques: heat embossing


yyam said...

I think it looks great! Love the attention to detail...the embossing, the edge punching...:)

Pam said...

Love all the sparkle and embossing Emily, really pretty color of powder. And love those pine branches! Never knew you could use EP with a glue pen! How cool, thanks for the tidbit!!!

Jessi Fogan said...

I know you're not happy with it, but I like it! Especially the combination of colours - I never would have pictured copper being so striking with the blue. Awesome choice! And I like the bling mixed into the border too.

Kary said...

This is cute, Emily!! Love the cute bird and ornaments!

Rosemary said...

beautiful card... the embossing is just perfect!

Auntie Em said...

I love your pretty card. The embossing looks so sparkly and I like how it looks like it's tucked in between the branches. I have ornaments for my tree like this little bird. I can't wait to decorate the tree now!
Thanks for sharing! :)

Heather Rogers said...

I think it turned out beautifully. I agree about photographing bling. I usually lay it down or tilt it up a little in my hand and photograph with the other. Seems to work for me. :)

Thanks for playing at FTTC.

Tracy said...

What a really pretty card.

~Tammy~ said...

Fabulous project!!! It's a beautiful card and I love the baker's twine!

Colleen Dietrich said...

I love how you embossed those ornaments! That is one of my fave Flourishes sets (All That Glitters). I've never inked up my bird, but seeing what you've done with it here reminds me what I can do with this little guy!

Angela Thomas said...

Gorgeous!! Thanks for joining us at the Ribbon Carousel Challenge.

Silke Ledlow said...

Emily, your card is beautiful! The heat embossing looks fabbo!!! Awesome ornament card...thanks for playing the FTTC with us! Hugs ~S~

Laurel said...

I really love what you have created! Love the embossing! Thanks for playing at RCC.