Sunday, May 23, 2010

Life is a Journey

Today there is a really fun sketch challenge going on over at 365 Cards. I just had to play along. I had an idea to use the Buld a Bird Clear Stamps set along with the matching die. The die really makes building the bird quick and easy. This set is just sooooo much fun to use.

First I cut the bird die with water color paper. I then stamped the bird into the shapes using VersaFine black ink. A little bit of yellow paint gave me just enough shading for the wings and body.

I then punched two scalloped circles in different shades of yellow. In the smaller scalloped circle I stamped our Flower Border Circle using VersaMark and clear embossing powder. I layered all elements as shown.

To create the rays of the sun portion. I first punched a large scalloped circle. I placed that circle down in the lower left corner to use as a guide. I stuck down with repositionable tape. I stamped our fancy flourish several times around the scallop to create the rays with VersaMark. I pulled up the scallop, dusted with clear embossing powder and heat set.

Next, I stamped the Crown Journaling Box and Life is a Journey into the center. I then painted with a bit of yellow to shade. I finished with the little bird, yellow yarn, flower punchies and buttons.

Card size when finished is 4.25 by 5.5.


  1. This is so pretty and love the color and that birdie.

  2. What a sunny funny beautiful card, Nicole!!! LOVEEE all the yellow and beautiful embossing!

  3. Lovely the bright yellow! Feels so summery! Great job with the sketch!


  4. Oh, this is just suuuper! Love the warm and rich colours... and the birds are soo cute!
    What a great take on the sketch! / Sophia

  5. This is such a sunny and happy take on the sunday sketch!!!