Thursday, January 7, 2021

Birthday Tweet

 Hello-

The one unfortunate thing about taking a few weeks off from cardmaking is that getting back into the groove for me takes quite a long time.  No 15 minutes cards...they take hours for me to get into the hang of it.

I received some slimline dies for Christmas and when I saw the sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches I knew I had to play along. I am also submitting this one to Watercooler Wednesday. 




I started with the cute MFT Winter Songbirds stamps and dies. I decided to color all my birds in muted shades and the scarves in feminine pink shades. I prepped the die cut panel with some broken china distress ink.  After stamping coloring and die cutting the whole set, I picked out my favorite little lady and some greenery and put together my scene in the lower left corner. I added some pink and lavender gems to the cluster and finished it with the birthday sentiment.  I used a coordinating color card base.


  

Thanks so very much for visiting.


19 comments:

Cathy said...

This is a gorgeous card Cat, love the colours. I think all of my cards take hours LOL! You're definitely back in the groove now :) Cathy x

Leslie Miller said...

Even the CAS-est of cards take me more than 15 minutes. There is nothing showing here how hard it is for you to get back into crafting. I'm totally in love with this card. The bird and foliage, the soft sponging, the cute stitched mat... all look fantastic!

Greta said...

Perfect use of the sketch, Cat! Such a sweet card--love the little birdie & how you colored it!

papierelle said...

I know that too, as if I had forgotten how to do handicrafts ... * laugh *
But you haven't forgotten anything, your card is adorable and I love this long card format and the CAS design. Would you like to show this wonderful work in the current DotMCC challenge? Our theme: National Bird Day.
Here is the link: https://dayofthemonthcardclub.blogspot.com/2021/01/23-national-bird-day.html

HilaryJane said...

This is just so sweet, love your inked sky and I see that Gundi has already told you that it fits the day of the month challenge too. I don't think I ever make cards that quick, it always seems like hours for me, but then I know I have always been slow xx

Mac Mable said...

Yes it takes me hours to make cards too...Your card is super sweet and I love the adorable little bird with his scarf on x.

Brenda in IN said...

Getting back into it is hard for me too. But, you came back strong with this little cutie. A darling bird with his scarf on and a lovely sky.

Crafting with Jeanne said...

Very pretty. I just bought this MFT stamp too!!

Jen Camara Mitchell said...

This is so lovely! I love how you've nestled the bird on the greenery. Such a beautiful birthday card. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Darling little feminine birdie, Cat! Just love the blended background and slimline design!!

TK said...

Wonderful and sweet -- those Winter songbirds are awesome, especially in pink scarves

Karen Brown said...

What a lovely card! It's a CAS slimline, which is so eye-catching. Have a great week and thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wedesday. Karen

Jean said...

Wonderful birthday card that nicely uses the challenges' theme and sketch.

Barb Ghig said...

Such a sweet birthday card, Cat! I love the charming bird and how you created the sky...Beautiful CAS card! xx

Amy O said...

This is such a sweet image! And I love the pretty sponged background. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

Jen Timko said...

Just so sweet! Wonderful coloring. So glad you joined us this week at FMS!

Betty said...

darling card, Cat - and think I must have missed that lesson on 15 minute cards - always takes me hours! but that's ok as I seem to have a lot of hours!

Helen F. said...

This card is soooo sweet. Love the bird and your beautiful coloring here, Cat.

Tracey McNeely said...

A beautiful slimline Cat!