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Friday, September 14, 2012

The (Kind of) Great Outdoors

So I'm not really an outdoorsy kind of person.  Well, I'm not an outdoorsy person at all, really.  So the Card-a-Day Challenge (from several weeks ago) was to create an outdoor themed card.

I hemmed and hawed all morning to find something -- anything outdoorsy in my stash.  I came up a little empty handed.  The only thing I had were birds and butterflies.  They live outside; right?  So I went with the bird theme.

I used a sketch I found at Two Peas in a Bucket.  I was going to enter their Saturday card sketch, but time just got away from me.  Anyway...

Here's my card:


I have had the Happy Day collection from Echo Park sitting around unopened and unloved for a few months now.  So today was the day I finally got to cut into the fun papers!  I used three different papers for the banners and the strip.  I love that little bird paper it's so cute!

I added two of the coordinating bird stickers.  Everything on the card was flat so I decided to use a little foam adhesive to pop the birds a bit.  I added two of the coordinating flower stickers.  I felt they looked a little flat so I added a few gems to to make them sparkle!

I used a sentiment from PTI's Everyday Button and Bits, and stamped it on a punched tag that I trimmed down to look like a tag.

Well, now that puts me only two challenges behind.  I hope to be caught up by the end of the day, but that may be, well, a bit optimistic.

Thanks for stopping by, again, and happy crafting!