Tuesday, June 26, 2012
For the Birds, SUOC #48
I love birds. Their cheerful chirping and singing while they flit around the trees and eat the bugs in my garden just fills my heart with happiness. So this week's theme at SUO Challenges also fills my heart with happiness, because it's for the birds. No, really....that's the theme! The new Stampin' Up! annual catalog is filled with stamps, punches and dies that feature birds, so why not create something featuring our feathered friends and show it off for us to see?
Some of my favorite birds are hummingbirds. They're like tiny flying jewels, but with an attitude. They can be very territorial around "their" feeders! The male ruby throated hummingbirds are particularly showy, with their iridescent green backs and wings, and deep red throats, so I tried to capture their loveliness with this card. The image was stamped on Shimmery White cardstock to try to imitate the iridescence, and a tiny drop of Crystal Effects made his eye nice and shiny.
Stamps: Elements of Style, Apothecary Art (greeting)
Cardstock: Shimmery White, Very Vanilla, Raspberry Ripple
Ink: VersaMark, Gumball Green Stampin' Pad, Gumball Green and Raspberry Ripple Stampin' Write Markers
Accessories: Big Shot, Delicate Doilies Sizzlits, Finishing Touches Edgelits, Bitty Banners Framelits, Floral Frames Framelits, 2-1/2" Circle Punch, Fancy Fan Folder, Perfect Polka-Dots Folder, Bird Punch, Boho Blossoms Punch, Pearls Basic Jewels, Stampin' Sponges, Stampin' Dimensionals