Saturday, September 3, 2016

Best Birds Birthday Card

Happy Saturday! With nothing on the agenda for the weekend, the hubby and I are taking it easy today. My one goal was to make a card using primary colors for challenges at SU-Only and Color Throwdown. Last night I searched through the current Stampin' Up! catalog to find some inspiration and decided I would use the Best Birds for the challenge. The design is from a card I cased on page 52 of the Stampin' Up! catalog. All images and sentiment came from the Best Birds stamp set and I used the coordinating Birds & Blooms Thinlit Dies. Watercolor paper was used for the images and background. After heat embossing the background with clear embossing powder I used Aqua Painters and the Dapper Denim ink pad for color. The bird was watercolored with three shades of yellow: Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry and Delightful Dijon. Real Red was used for the flowers, Wild Wasabi for the leaves and Crumb Cake for the branch. To anchor the focal area a 1.25" of Dapper Denim cardstock was embossed with the Petal Burst embossing folder and Craft ink applied for highlights. That's pretty much it!

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!

This Best Birds Birthday Card is entered into the following challenges:

12 comments:

  1. Beautiful work, you make sticking to the primary colours look easy love the finished result

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  2. Great technique. I love the linen look of the background. This card is just gorgeous. The bird looks so realistic!

    Thanks for linking to Cut it Up for our Watercolor challenge!

    Evelyn
    http://mylittlecraftblog.wordpress.com

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  3. Very pretty, Andrea! Sounds like you and hubby had a wonderful relaxing day yesterday!

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  4. congrats Andrea W as top 3 at Color Throwdown
    yaay
    cute Birdi card

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  5. me again great used the color red blue yellow and green dear Andrea
    how are you sweety
    see you around
    hugs
    Monika

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  6. Pretty! Love the yellow finch...great idea! Thanks for playing along with the SUO challenge this week!

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  7. Your colouring of your bird is so beautiful! What a lovely card. So glad you joined in the fun at SUO!

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  8. Wow, this is gorgeous!! The use of the primary colors really sets off this beautiful bird- thanks for playing along with us at SUO Challenges!!

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  9. Love your card! that splash of red flowers totally makes it. Thanks for playing along with the SUO Challenge.

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  10. Gorgeous! Love the heat embossing with the sponging and the bird. Beautiful design. Thanks for sharing and participating in the SUO Challenge. Pam

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  11. What a pretty card! Love how you interpreted the primary colors. Thanks for joining the SUO challenge.

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  12. This is such a lovely card. I love the textured water color background. Thanks for sharing at Cut it Up.

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