Look Ma, another card!

I think my mojo is coming back! w00t!

This one is for PH's challenge on SCS. HCE02 - Squares, Scallops and Sentiments It's funny how you get an idea in your head and then it decides to go it's own way once you start putting everything together. That's what happened here.

I knew I wanted to use the Inkadinkadoo Cardinal stamp from the Winter Birds set. I haven't used it yet ;) So I started there, then I was looking around my table at the various pieces of scraps and stuff, here you look too, see what I saw? LOL

I found the Basic Gray paper and thought it looked like branches that a bird might sit on, so I went with it. Then I picked my cs colors, easy when Basic Gray seems to match their colors with SU colors! Love that! Wild Wasabi and Cranberry crisp it was.

Ok a square card, NP, no glitter, NP, sentiment 3 words or longer, hmmm ok, found one, scallops, got them too. Now how the heck to pull it all together.

I started with the idea of having the bird on a solid piece of white, but then you could see the PP. Then I thought of cutting out the whole bird, but I looked at the branches it was sitting on and changed my mind rather quickly! I decided on a partial cut out, and did the scallops on the bottom edge, leaving me just enough room for the sentiment IF I split it up around the bird. I liked the idea of leaving the wings popped up, but I didn't want to actually POP them up KWIM? So I just didn't glue them down. The ribbon behind them helps to push them out a bit to make the bird look as though it's flying, or at least trying to take off.


Karen - Jusgottastamp said...

This is so awesome!!! I love it. I'm glad you're getting your mojo back!! :o)

PH in VA said...

I'm finally getting around to checking out your blog and just now saw this post. I know I commented on your card on SCS, but I wanted to let you know again that I'm glad you participated in my challenge. :)
You do such cool things with your stamps, and I hope you can get back in the stamping groove again soon.

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