Thursday, April 05, 2012

Bird on a Branch

This is pretty much a lift from a card on the cover of the current SU! Catalog.  Now that this catalog is nearing it's end, I feel anxious to (finally!) get some of my favorites made before the new catalog is unveiled.  (You should see the list of my favorites that I want to make.. yikes!).

Anyway... he's a cute little fella and he was fun to make.  Hopefully, the card buffet girls will like him, too!

Products used (everything is from SU! unless otherwise noted):
Stamp sets: Best of Everything; Cardstock: Peach Parfait, Very Vanilla, Soft Suede;
Inks: Tangerine Tango, Melon Mambo, Soft Suede, Old Ollive;  
Punches: Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border, Itty Bitty Shapes;  Ribbon: Hemp Twine;  
Sizzix:  Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder;  
Embellishments:  Brights Brads;  
Other: Pop Dots (Recollections), Scotch ATG.

A close-up...

I used the Soft Suede & Old Olive markers to color the tree branch & leaves.  I like the uneven look that I got with the leaves by using the markers.  I crumpled up the flowers a bit before I layered them to give them a little more dimension.  I made a  of these using different colors for the centers of the flowers.. green, blue, yellow, etc would all look good.  The final size of this card is 4¼ x 4¼. 

Thanks for stopping by!



  1. This is so sweet and 'springy'! I love the twine on this! I don't use that nearly enough... Lots of wonderful dimension on this too! I think the ladies will love this!

  2. So pretty, the dimensional accents add a lot

  3. I love this idea to CASE some catalogue favourites before the new catalogue comes out... I might just copy this idea! I really like this card on the cover, and your version is just as cute!


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