Blue Bird of Happiness

I made this for Julee's Mojo Monday challenge over on her blog (Mojo23). I love making square cards so this sketch was right up my alley! The card itself is 5 1/4 inch square and goes back to the very first stamping style that I really fell in love with. I first fell in love with Shabby Chic and vintage looks. All the distressing and direct to paper....sigh! Now when I think about it, I don't think that I have a certain 'style' at all. I love it ALL! I love whimsical, clean, retro, vintage, etc. What's that old saying? Jack of all trades, master of none! I guess that's me in a nutshell!

The card uses another image from my Birds Galore set (Inkadinkado). I inked up the little bird in Soft Sky and then rock-n-rolled in Close to Cocoa. The image is stamped on Shimmery White. I then took some Chocolate Chip dtp around the edges. The image was then matted with Chocolate Chip and distressed with my SU distresser tool. The background flourish is from the Pollen Dust acrylic set (Fancy Pants). This was also inked up in Chocolate Chip (with more Chocolate Chip dtp around all edges). I used my SU French Script background stamp on the vertical panel (you guessed it...inked up in Chocolate Chip with more Chocolate Chip dtp and then distressed with my distresser tool). The horizontal layer was embossed with my Cuttlebug Textile embossing folder. I used my slot punch to run some Chocolate Chip taffeta ribbon along the length of the card. I finished the card off with a little diamond stickles and an Antique Silver Chantilly Charm (Imaginisce).

Thanks for looking!

Card details:

Stamps: Birds Galore (Inkadinkado), Pollen Dust (Fancy Pants), French Script (SU)

Cardstock: Soft Sky, Chocolate Chip, Shimmery White

Ink: Soft Sky, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip

Other: Textile embossing folder, Chocolate Chip taffeta ribbon, slot punch, Cutter Kit, Diamond stickles, Chantilly Charms (Imaginisce), Pewter brad, dimensionals


Flossie's Follies said...

This is so pretty, what a lovely stamp and the blue and brown combo is great.

toners said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love blue and brown :)

Sharon in NE said...


(imagine that...this card is so beautiful, I'm actually speechless)

Julee T. (Shadowcatcher) said...

Stunning, Linda! Love every little detail! Thanks for playing! :)

dpkennedy said...

This is gorgeous! I love the color combo...very elegant!

Karrie Baker said...

BEAUTIFUL!!! Love those colors together and all the distressing? PERFECT!

I know what you mean though about not having a certain style, at least, I don't think I do. I just create whatever comes to mind, love it all! :)

Leslie Miller said...

Ooooooh, this is gorgeous, Linda! Exactly the kind of card that appeals to me the most. I love the smudged and vintage look of it. A fabulous creation!

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