Monday, April 25, 2011

Monthly Blog Hop from Simply Scrapping Crafts

Hello blogland!  If you've come here as part of the monthly blog hop from Simply Scrapping Crafts - welcome!  Our challenge this month was to make something for our current season.  I live in the US and spring is finally here - flowers and trees are waking up and birds are chirping and singing.  With this in mind, here's my project to share with you:


This was a really fun project to make!  The cardstock is from Colorbok and the ribbon is from Michaels.  The birdcage and bird are grunge board that I cut using a Tim Holtz Alternations die from Sizzix.  I used some Starburst Stains from Lindy's Stamp Gang HERE:  Cocoa Bean Copper for the cage and Winter Jasmine Gold and Tibetean Poppy Teal for the bird.  After this was dried I covered the bird in VersaMark and several coats of UTEE embossing powder.  After it was cooled, I bent and cracked the UTEE on the bird.
It made a great effect - almost looks like the lines of it's feathers.  I added a copper pearl for the eye and some copper brads at the bottom of the cage and I was done.  A happy little spring card to make someone smile. 

Be sure to check out all the things we have going on over at Simply Scrapping Crafts - daily challenges, Copic classes, card workshops, and much more.  Enjoy the rest of the blog hop!

24 comments:

Sharon said...

What a great card Doris! I love the little bird cage it's wonderful! Happy Blog Hopping on the Simply Scrapping Hop!

CTgirl said...

Oh how lovely! Love the feathery look of the bird. Happy hopping!
Rene

Lee said...

Beautiful!!!! Love the little bird. Too cute :)

SCRAPPIN BUTTERFLIES said...

cute card love the bird...

Melissa S. said...

This is great. Love the colors and the effect of the Utee on the bird.

{Chrissie} said...

Adorable Doris!!! LOVE that bird!!!!

Julia said...

Love this card!

Hazel said...

Woo hoo I'm your 100th follower!! Love your variety of techniques used,
H xx

Hanni said...

Love the bird cage, very beautiful card!

Chris / CS Designs said...

Doris, Lovely Spring card and I love the bird done with the UTEE. It is a great effect and really makes the bird stand out.
:) Chris / CS Designs

Arfi Binsted said...

So simple yet beautiful.

Sparkly Engineer said...

very, very pretty. Love the cracked glass bird.

Yvonne said...

Another beautiful card with amazing technique! LOVE that bird. :)
~Yvonne
OneCreativeMomma.blogspot.com

Cathy -Mercieschild said...

That is absolutely adorable. I love it , it is so cute, thank you and the effect on the bird is so awesome. I love it too. Thank you for sharing your card. I enjoyed it. hugs Cathy K

Gwen said...

Beautiful card, love the way you made the bird and those brads along the bottom just set the cage off perfectly!

Mari said...

Tim dies and Lindy's stains? You must be my missing twin! :D
Love the colors and the bird!

Tenny Kusuma said...

Hi Doris,
I'm hopping from SSC April Blog Hop.
Your card is simply STUNNING. TFS -- Tenny
http://createwithtenny.blogspot.com

Marisha said...

I really love the colors and the effect of the Utee on the bird. Great idea !

Mary said...

Hi Doris!
Cool bird, and what a fun technique! Great job!

Anonymous said...

Doris, Love the bird and cage. Well done, Maggie

Paper Bagley said...

Cool effect...got to try this...hopping along...Tootsie

Tammart Designs said...

Oh Doris your card "makes me happy" I love that birdcage I use it a lot. The colors are so fun.
Thanks for the inspiration!!

karen said...

beautiful, doris! great idea with the bird,and i love the border and happy colors!

Gracie said...

Whoooaaa.... adore the bird and the cage. So adorable.. TFS. I love it.