Saturday, January 7, 2012

a Shape Card

Happy Saturday.  I hope that you are enjoying your weekend!  Me, I am.   I am visiting a girlfriend, and we are having a great time catching-up.  She always makes me laugh.  So, it's a good time.
Anyways, Vickie from Our Creative Corner has a great challenge for us, make a shape card.  Any shape except A2 rectangle.  Sounds pretty easy, huh?  Well, I made a circle card.  I know, not very clever, but it does give you (hopefully) some inspiration.  Also...
The wonderful folks over @ The Shabby Tea Room, have an interesting challenge for us, too.  Titled, 'Time Flys', and you are encouraged to use anything with wings.  I instantly thought of a sparrow die that I have and so I set out to get to work in my craft room.  They also gave us a inspirational photo.  So, here it is:


And here is my Scallop circle card:


The nest is the only image on my card that is stamped.  I stamped the nest in black ink and used  a blender pen to add some color; baja breeze classic ink.  Once I finished coloring the eggs, I added some dimensional glaze, so the eggs have a 3-D affect.  I added a circle of pattern paper to the white doily tag.   I cut the sparrow from some silver glitter paper. 
The two large scallop strip pieces were cut with a die.  A strip of thin black taffeta ribbon is wrapped around the card front.  The black polka dot pattern paper, is  crushed velvet, so it is nice to the fingers. 
I had a scrap piece of hand-dyed seam binding.  So I made a multi-loop bow with it and attached the bow to the card front with a vintage brad.

I didn't stamp anything on the inside of this card.  But, now that I am finished with it, I notice that I didn't stamp anything on the outside, either!
I hope that you have gotten some inspiration from me.  And please play along with us @ Our Creative Corner challenge blog.

8 comments:

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Such a sweet and shabby card, Sharon! Wonderful colors and I love the pretty glittered bird and the seam binding and brad. What a lovely job you did on the shape challenge!

Have a great weekend.

Hugs,
Linda

sandee said...

First off, a round card is a wonderful shaped card! I love it! Secondly, I don't think every card in my stash has to have a sentiment stamped on it, it's nice to have "generic" cards around so they can be used for anything at a momments notice. I think your card is stunning!

Cindy said...

Oh this is so pretty. I so love that glittery bird. Thanks so much for including this little beauty in our challenge this week in the Tea Room.

Marjie Kemper said...

What a beautiful card, Sharon! That seam binding looks like it was just made for those papers. Love your sparkly bird and the way you colored the eggs. Have a great day!

Sheri said...

What a lovely shaped card! Great mix of papers! Thanks for joining us at THE SHABBY TEA ROOM ;-)

Tui Nathan said...

Beautiful card Sharon .... the shades of green are so lovely and very fresh, love to the sparkly bird and pretty lace doily! Great job ...

Женечка Joy said...

Gorgeous! Love the round shape and green colours!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Just beautiful, Sharon! I absolutely love the color combo, too. It reminds me of spring. The seam binding is a wonderful touch. :)