Sunday, May 1, 2016

Birthday Tweetings!

Hello, crafty friends!  I hope you are having a good weekend!  Yesterday our youngest son had his first baseball game of the season after the last few week's of practices and he did great.
Today I have a birthday card I'm sharing that I created with the My Favorite Things stamp set, Tweet Friends.  I used this week's MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge #278 for my layout and the Pinterest Inspired Challenge for this month as my inspiration which is rainbow colors.  I'm also entering this card in for the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge with is Anything Goes.
I had so much fun creating this card!  I have to tell you that I am really enjoying finding different ways to use this MFT Diagonal Bars stencil since I bought it, I love it!  And in today's card the stencil shines.  I used the stencil, a piece of watercolor paper and some distress inks to sponge on the rainbow color: festive berries, spiced marmalade, mustard seed, twisted citron and broken china.  Then I die cut the piece using a stitched panel die.  Next I die cut and stamped with black ink one of the bird cages from the Tweet Friends set and masked off the top ring and stem of the cage with some tape.  I lined up my stencil and stenciled in spiced marmalade, mustard seed & twisted citron.  Then I used the coordinating Cheerful Cages die and die cut a piece of white cardstock.  I used just the three horizontal bars and glued them over my stamped cage.  Next I lined up the stenciling on the bird cage with the stenciling on my panel and adhered the cage with foam tape (I hope that makes sense).I die cut, stamped and colored the birds using Copic markers and added them to the cage, popping up the red bird with foam tape.  I stamped and added my sentiment along with some rainbow colored enamel dots to finish off my card.

Thanks for your visit!

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Cynthia said...

Love the brightly colored stencil bg! So cheerful.

Leigh Penner said...

This is so cool, Lynn! I love it! Fabulous take on the inspiration photo!

jenn shurkus said...

beautiful card!! thank you for playing along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!!!

Joan V said...

Wow, I just love this. The colors are so vibrant.