Monday, 19 May 2014

Bird To You From Me Card - HOC May Colour/Photo Challenge

This month at HOC we have a colour combo/photo inspiration challenge.  For the next two weeks we'd like you to make and link up CAS or Classic & Elegant style cards using the picture below for inspiration - you can use the colours, the picture or both as your inspiration!

I used some of the colours plus a bird for my Classic & Elegant style card - I was very happy to ink up the Inkadinkado pretty bird image again!  I embossed some lavender coloured Core'dinations CS with the Birds & Swirls folder, scuffed the embossing with sandpaper and layered the panel onto a black mat.  I threaded two strips of ribbon through a metal ribbon slider, taped the ends behind the panel and adhered it to the 5 3/4" square Smoky Slate card base.  I stamped the bird twice and fussy cut the second bird and popped it up.  I punched tiny flowers and added gems to the centres and popped up the sentiment to complete the card front.

Here's the inside and the envelope.  I stamped a bold birthday sentiment and punched larger flowers for the inside of the card.

So that's my card based on the photo and the other DT members have got fabulous inspiration for you so do check that out before you make your own fab creation!  Whatever you create make sure to link it up for us at HOC

Stamps: Inkadinkado 'Birds Galore' set, SU! 'Best Yet' set, Hero Arts 'Friends are Tresures' cling set
CS: SU! Smoky Slate, So Saffron, Basic Black & Whisper White, Core'dinations lavender CS
Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black, SU! Smoky Slate
Tools: Cuttlebug 'Birds & Swirls' embossing folder, circle punches, Woodware flower punches
Embellishments & accessories: SU! So Saffron grosgrain riibbon, black & white gingham ribbon, metal ribbon slider, SU! rhinestone jewels, Dimensionals

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Judy V said...

Beautiful card Ruth! Love the bird image and those tiny flowers you added. Have a great week!

Judith Taylor - Wright said...

Hi Ruth great job hun hugs Judith GDT x

Pia S said...

This is very elegant indeed! I was really inspired by how different you made the same bird image look by using flower embellishments and use part of the image and a circle frame. It's a great tip for making the same image look different.

Donna Nuce said...

Lovely card Ruth! Love your bird image and the embossed CS. Have a great day!

Mynn xx said...

This is so super pretty, Ruth!!! LOVE the gorgeous texture and the fabulous layered ribbons! HUGS and enjoy the rest of your week! :) Mynn xx

Donna Nuce said...

Hi Ruth! I am always happy to "enable" anyone for crafting purchases. Just as my other fellow bloggers do to me (LOL)!

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