Another week has ticked by and it's time for Just in CASE Thursday post. Patsy and I chose a project from one of our catalogues and either recreate it exactly (CASE which means copy and share everything) or change the stamps, colours or embellishments to tweak it to a new card.
I'm officially (and unapologetic) obsessed with the Best Birds stamp set and matching Birds & Blooms Thinlits and before I move towards all the fabulous Christmas and holiday goodies in the Holiday Catalogue I wanted one last play date with this little birdie.
Let's start with my inspiration for my card which is on page 3 of the Holiday Catalogue.
I kept the layout of the card but substituted the Best Bird set (for the Holly Jolly Layers Host set) and the Sunshine Wishes Thinlit (instead of Christmas Greetings Thinlits). I switched out the colours for a vintage look and find that Crumb Cake and Blushing Bride are a perfect combination for this style.
I love to colour with our inks and Aqua Painter because it's an easy way to give your image a watercolour look. I also like to add Wink of Stella to the feathers on the wing – can you see it sparkle in this photo? The bird is coloured with Blushing Bride with Sweet Sugarplum for the wings and accents.
I embossed the Blushing Bride cardstock with the Happy Heart folder and cut "love" with the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits. I honestly don't know what I'd do without my Big Shot.
Download Best Birds Just in CASE Instructions
I used the music paper from This Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper and just accordian folded it. I was making myself crazy with the direction of the paper until I realized that there is no "up" and "down" as the notes are all over the place.
Finished it off with Linen Thread and 5/8" Burlap Ribbon and every vintage card needs a Delicate White Doily.
I hope you like my card – let's hop on over and check out what Patsy is sharing today on her blog! Click here!
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Patsy Waggoner says
What a beautiful card Alison – I love how you were inspired it looks like a totally different card!
Sheree Timmermans says
such a pretty card!! Your talent is amazing!!!
Thank you so much Sheree for your kind comments – I’m so happy you found me online!
Thanks Patsy – loved your card today too. I’m loving our Just in CASE series because it sure makes creating easier for me!
Kathy Sinnamon says
What a beautiful card! I love the color combination, so soft and subtle. I would not have looked twice at the one in the catalog
Thanks for sharing
Thank you Kathy. I absolutely love this stamp set, probably because i love to colour and it’s so simple to colour the birds. I’m so glad you liked it.
Donna Sicafuse says
So sweet—love everything about your card from the color and background to your bird image.–thanks for sharing.
Thank you Donna. I made this card yesterday with my club women and they love the little bird too. I really am a vintage card lover and had fun with this one. Thanks so much for visiting and for letting me know you like it too.