Monday, February 01, 2016

February 1, 2016 Shaped Cards

This month over at House of Cards Blog we the challenge is SHAPED CARDS and I immediately thought of this card that I had originally made years ago - I'm talking years.  Not only is the pattern old but the stamp set is one of my favorite that I had when I was with TAC which is now out of business but you can use any bird scene on this card.  I paper pieced the blue bird and then stamped an extra piece just below his tail and popped it up just a little to give it some extra dimension.  Colored the flowers and butterfly with copic markers, stickle for the center of the cherry blossoms and some wood grain DP as trim on the bird house.  I also stenciled in some fluffy clouds.  A pertty pink bow and a "think spring" sentiment and this card is in my basket for the first of my springtime cards.  So get your creative ideas going (there are a lot of Pinterest also), and com play along with us at House of Cards Challenge this month.     Challenges:
     MFP Stamps - anything goes
     Crafty Friends - animal or bird
     A Gem of a challenge - use pink
     Brown Sugar Challenge - anything goes
     Crafting with Friends - anything goes
     Creative Fingers - anything goes
     Just add Ink - Nature
     Simon Says Stamps - anything goes


Anonymous said...

Very cute card and feels springtime. Love your
Bluebird of Happiness! Marian

Stampsnob. said...

Love this takes me away from winter TFS MFP Stamp shop Lis DT

heather said...

I like all the little details you put into your sweet birdhouse shaped "Think Spring" card !

Loz said...

This is so gorgeous Shirley..Love the bird house shape..loz

Patti J said...

This turned out so great! Love the shape, the image, and your coloring! And....your photo is perfect!!! Thanks for sharing!

Donna said...

Fabulous shaped card Shirley! Beautiful coloring, like the subtle clouds, and all the cheery spring details! Donna HOC teammate

Danni said...

This is just beautiful!! I love that set too...haven't used it in awhile, might have to fix that!!

Cheryl W said...

This is just as cute as can be! I love our little birdhouse, Shirley. It makes a great shaped card.

Heather said...

An adorable card, a super design with lovely colours...........your image is just gorgeous and lovely sentiment!!

Heather xx
Thanks so much for joining us with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

Cindy C. said...

Super cute super sweet!!

Vickie Y said...

Super cute card! Thank you for sharing with us at MFP Stamps Challenge.

jenn shurkus said...

this is just the sweetest :) thank you for playing along with us in the simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

Toni said...

squee--a birdhouse! you are so very clever!

HOC DT Teamie

Diane Louise J said...

Hello Shirley... Thanks for sharing your lovely Bird House card with CRAFTY FRIENDS 'Animal/Bird' Challenge... good luck and we hope you will join us for our next challenge.
Diane Louise (DT) x

linda said...

i love this bird house card, all the papers you've used and the brightly coloured bird and flowers!
linda, HOC teamie