Sunday, May 2, 2010

TO THE NINES with the BIRD PUNCH


I have thought about designing a card for this Colour Q Challenge #30 all week ... what stamp set would I use? what designer papers would work?, etc. Last night I finally had a chance to work with it. Needless to say, this "challenge" was just THAT! ... as this is my second card. I'm not even going to show my first attempt! Such a beautiful color combination ... don't know why I have so many problems with it! I guess that just happens sometimes.

Colour Q Challenge #30 uses the colors of Bravo Burgundy, Cameo Coral, Always Artichoke, and Sage Shadow. (Just an FYI ... Sage Shadow and Cameo Coral are retiring with the new upcoming catalog.) See more Color Renovation details HERE. Did you notice I used my handy dandy Bird Punch AGAIN?! Gosh, I love that thing! I never thought I'd use it as much as I have!

I also used a fabulous sketch from Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge #111.

RECIPE
Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: To the Nines Designer Paper, Always Artichoke, Cameo Coral, Bravo Burgundy, and Whisper White CS
Ink: Bravo Burgundy
Embellishments: Bravo Burgundy Buttons (retired)
Tools: Circle Cutter, Extra Large Two-Step Bird Punch, Scallop Border Punch, Corner Rounder
Supplies: Stampin' Dimensionals

16 comments:

Crystal said...

Nancy I LOVE how you used this bird punch sweetie...WOW gorgeous take on the sketch too. Fabulous creation!

Kari Linder said...

Great job with both challenges! Very cute card! Thanks for joining us this week at the Colour Q!

Queenie Jeannie said...

Really great card! Good luck!

Butternut Sage Designs said...

I absolutely LOVED this color combo when I saw it, too bad it will be gone soon. I love your sample of the card! Just beautiful and sassy!

Sam said...

Hi nancy. Your card looks great. Such a sweet punch! So glad you worked through the frustration and made this second card.

Kimberly's Krafts said...

Nancy this is gorgeous! I LOVE that sweet punch! It's one of my favs!! Your card is so elegant!

LeAnne said...

Sometimes we do tend to overthink things---you got it right, though, with this nice, CAS beauty! I love your bird! That DP is perfect too; the buttons add just the right touch! Thanks for playing with us!

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a great card Allison. Love the paper, the quote, the flowers... she was/is such a cutie! Perfect page for an adorable little girl. :o)

Monika/Buzsy said...

Sorry... have too many windows open on my computer... lovely card! I love that bird punch... and those colors are perfect. Grat job on the sketch. :o)

Jessie/knightrone said...

Super cute!!!!

Marisa said...

Fabulous picks! Always love seeing what you come up with for each week. Great card using Jen's sketch too :D

Shelley Germann said...

You know I was resistant to get this punch, too. Well, after seeing many cute, cards, I broke down. Just got it last week, so I haven't used it. Thanks for the inspiration!

Arielle ~ SnappyStamper said...

What a sweet, super fab card, Nancy! You used the colors PERFECTLY! Thank you so very much for playing along with us at the colourQ this week!

Leslie Miller said...

These colors are so pretty together! I never would have thought... Such inspiration from the colors and your super cute card. Love that bird punch!

Silke Ledlow said...

Super cute card Nancy!!! I like your use of the sketch and the colors!!! Hugs ~S~

Taylor said...

So fun! Love those colors and that fabulous bird punch! Thanks for playing the TE sketch challenge!