Thursday, August 27, 2009

Loving Birds

It's Thursday so I have a Softpencil card for you. We got to use this sweet image called Loving Birds and I wanted to show you the full image so you know what it looks like:

And here's my card:

I've wanted to use this piece of swirly chipboard for a while, but couldn't fit it on a card until I saw the Loving Birds image - I saw the swirly branch they were sitting on and immediately thought of this chipboard! I paper pieced both birds and sat them on the chipboard branch with foam tape. To mimic the image, I punched little flowers and added tiny half pearls to the centers.

To meet the Design Element "shining, glittering, shimmering," I applied Stickles to all the dots on the chipboard, used Stardust glitter pen on the bird outlines, wings, little flowers and the sentiment. I also stitched around the circle with a combination of white thread and iridescent tinsel that I bought for Christmas ages ago. You can't see it in the picture, but in real life it definitely shines, glitters and shimmers (please take my word for it)!

Challenges: I hope you like it and TFL! Don't forget to hop around to all the other DT and Guest DT members (links in the sidebar) to see what they've done with this fabulous image!

Other materials used: patterned paper and chipboard - Fancy Pants; sentiment - The Greeting Farm; circle and scalloped circle Nestabilties; Copic markers (used to shade the sentiment banner); ribbon - May Arts; flower punch - Fiskars; micro half pearls - eBay.


  1. tweet! great use of the swirly chippie...I just adore shaped cards!

  2. Love the circle card!! Great use of the stamp and the swirls!! Love it! Hugs, Cathy

  3. What a clever idea, the use of swirly chipboard. Great card!

  4. This is a great idea. Love your use of the swirls. hugs Shelley

  5. gorgeous card. I LOVE it!!

    have a fantastic week.

  6. So sweet card Maureen!!! every detail is so cute...! great work ;)

  7. So beautiful and so sweet!! Lovely card!

    Thanks for taking part at my 'summer candy'! Good luck!

    Saskia :)

  8. oh my... that is cute!

    -- dalis

  9. Cute card!
    Thanks for joining us at the ABC Challenge this week!
    Helen x

  10. Beautiful and those birdies are gorgeous

    Thanks for joining us on ABC



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