Thursday, January 6, 2011

Birthday Birdie!

Its always nice to have birthday cards around - just in case someone surprises you and you feel like doing more than just posting a message on their facebook wall.  I recently had a co-worker ask me to make up cards, so that his wife could have a stash just like this to dip into.  Well here's one of the cards that I made for them:

I used a quick paper piecing technique for this card-  for those of you who may not know what that is:

1) Stamp the image that you want to piece on multiple colors - for this one I chose a periwinkle, brown and aqua with a base of white. 

2) Decide what parts of the image you would like to have in what color.  And cut them out carefully - so as not to lose the edge of that part of the image.

3) Use some glue, to affix the peices on the white background image - this creates an awesome look, in very little time. 

I then used a Spica pen to give all of the black a bit of sparkle and shine. And the stamps are Verve Stamps - Birthday Suprise!

Pretty neat huh? Always a good thing to keep several cards on-hand!

For Tomorrow: My Very First Video Review (If I have time this week, I'm hoping I will) - I'll be reviewing a new toy that I got last month that makes quick embellishments out of any kind of paper.


  1. Oh this is so cute! I love the colors and sparkles.

  2. What a sweet card and love the touch of glitter, great job!

  3. Super cute card. I love all the sparkle and your paper piecing technique. TFS

  4. Cute card! I love the colors and your paper piecing! Verve stamps are great!!

  5. This turned out fabulous! The paper piecing on that bird really gives him polish. Did you use Copics or a blender pen on the body?

    Great job!

  6. You can never have enough cards on hand, just in case! Love all of the sparkle from the Spica pen...gorgeous accent! :)

  7. This is pretty "tweet!" :) Love the color choice! I just love birdie cards and yours is as sweet as they get - love the glitter from your pen, superb!

  8. Fantastic paper piecing! The glitter pen accent is perfect for a cheerful birthday card too! :)


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