Thursday, August 7, 2008

Thankful Bird

I love this Resting bird image from Memoy box. It is just a beautiful design. I wanted to make an elegant card (since I have been making a lot of colorful and fun ones lately!)

I paired the image with the Thanks stamp from Paper Inspirations. I love this sentiment. You cannot see all of it on the outside of the card--I stamped half on the outside and half in the inside. It reads: Thanks (along the side) and then vertically says "For all the little things you do, and the thoughtful ways in which you do them." Pretty!

I used two of the outgoing Stampin' UP! incolors for this--soft sky and blue bayau. I will be mourning the loss of these two colors for a long time.



The flourishes on the front panel of the card are by Basic Grey. Stamper's Dream store did carry this set but Michelle is out of it right now.

I stamped Classic Flourish by Memory Box on the soft sky cs on top and bottom.


I created the scalloped pearl strip by using my Threading Water punch and then adding Pearl accents in the holes. Then I added the white sheer ribbon bow.

My favorite part of the card is the subtle shading on the bird. It is really easy to achieve too. Just stamp the image in the color you would like it to be. (I used Blue Bayau.) Then, take a sponge and mash it in the same ink pad. Then brush the sponge along the side of the cut out image. Be sure to brush harder in the areas you want more shadow. Here is a close up of the bird:


Here is a peek at the inside of the card. Remember the other half of that sentiment stamp---there it is!


All stamps and embellishments for this card can be found at Stamper's Dream store!

Materials used: Stamps-Resting Bird (Memory Box), Classic Flourish (Memory Box), Thanks (Paper Inspirations), Flourish stamps (Basic Grey); cardstock-white, soft sky, blue bayau (Stampin' Up!); ink-blue bayau, soft sky (SU!); paper piercing tool; Sakura stardust gellyroll pen; pearl accents; sheer ribbon (May Arts); sponge; Threading Water punch (Fiscars).
*****For those who emailed me regarding the clear box size I used in the Halloween treat container below---I purchased the clear boxes at clearbags.com--they are item number FB53 (dimensions 4 7/8 inches by 2 inches by 6 5/8 inches).

Thanks for stopping by!

29 comments:

Joy said...

WOW! This is gorgeous. Love the colors and the layout. So elegant! :)

Lydia said...

Geez Cammie!!!!!!!! This is so beautiful!!!! TFS!!

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

An absolute delight for the eyes, and that bird is now in my shopping cart -- LOL!!!! Can't wait to get him!!!

Kari said...

Absolutey gorgeous card!!! I love the colors!!! I am so going to miss them too!!!

Kari said...

Absolutey gorgeous card!!! I love the colors!!! I am so going to miss them too!!!

dpkennedy said...

Oh, this is gorgeous! It is so elegant and classy! I love the way you placed the sentiment inside. Love it!

Barb Schram said...

Wow...this is so beautiful, Cammie! Glad to see you are back...and look so forward to your inspiration and creativity! Take good care!

Pat S. said...

Simply stunning!
I like the way you have just the top layer of the card opening up...nice change from the usual :)

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Very elegant Carolyn. Love the colors too.

Anderson Arts Online said...

This is beautiful!

{side note: I just got my CardMaker Mag, and guess who I saw!? CONGRATS on being featured again! }

Blue Bayou is one of my faves, too... sniff sniff....

Gabriela said...

Your card speaks of elegance and etiquette. There's a quiet presence about it. Just wonderful!

Catherine said...

Just gorgeous, Carolyn as always =)

Elaine said...

Ooo, this is very elegant! Nice color scheme and I like the pearl embellishment too!

Molly B said...

This is a beautiful card. I love the colors and the layout. -Molly B

Christina Fischer said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!! So many elegant details -- love the shading on the bird!

Jessie/knightrone said...

Stunning Carolyn!!

Alexandra said...

what a gorgeous, elegant card this is - WOW!! I just love the soft colors, it is such a beautiful card!! Love this Cammie, you are so very talented!!


*STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

peanutbee said...

Love how you did the sponging on the bird, cool idea. Love the row of brads and the inside stamping too. Gorgeous!!

Laura said...

oh, this is so pretty, Carolyn. It is nice to see you back in blogging land!

Joan said...

This is a beautiful card Cammie! Awesome!

Curt in Carmel said...

This is such a stunning card! I love the monochromatic look, and the elegance of the card. Best, Curt

Anita C said...

What a gorgeous card!! I will be moiurning those colors for a long time also. You have inspired me to make a card :)

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

OHHHHHHHHHHHHH MYYYYYYYYYYYY!!! How absolutely elegant and colorful at the same time!!! The bird is just beautiful as is the layout!! Can I CASE?! I love this!!!

Lynette said...

What a beautifully elegant card, Cammie!! I love the way you separated the sentiment and I love your choice of colors. So awesome, as always!

Val said...

Very elegant and beautiful!

Dawn Easton said...

Absolutely gorgeous Carolyn!!!

Andrea said...

Oh wow, great card.
xAndrea

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Just beautiful!

Rose Ann said...

Wow...this is so gorgeous, and I love the colors too!!