Sunday, May 5, 2013

Chickadee

Sometimes it's nice to have a card just to say hi to someone.  That's the point of this card.  I cut the two little chicks in the nest from Miss Kate's Cuttables.  One tip that I learned: I knew that I wanted the chicks' cheeks to be about one shade darker than their faces, but I didn't want to spend a ton of time searching for just the right paper- so I cut the cheeks and the face from the same color, and then just used my versamarker on the cheeks to make them a shade darker.  I did the same thing on the nest and the twigs on top of the nest.

The card itself is A2.  I am still adjusting to sizing of SVGs on my Cameo, so my chicks ended up a little smaller than I originally thought.  So to make use of my space, I cut the dark blue card base, then cut three pieces of patterned paper in increasingly small mats.  The light blue and yellow are from Recollections and the polkadot paper is from My Mind's Eye.  I wrapped some dark blue ribbon around the top layer and taped it on the back.

I added a dark blue button with a twine bow in one corner and stamped a sentiment from Pink by Design's Bracketful set in the other corner. 


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11 comments:

  1. I have this same file, love it. This is just super cute. Hope you will stop by and link up at Craftin Desert Divas “Pun” Linky Party.

    Tara
    Craftin Desert Diva's

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  2. Totally Cute!!
    You can link this up at Silhouette Challenges.
    Have a wonderful day,
    Migdalia
    ♥ Crafting With Creative M ♥
    ♥ 2 Creative Chicks ♥
    ♥ Silhouette Challenges ♥

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  3. This is so cute! The birds are adorable and I love the sentiment! Thanks for playing along at Silhouette Challenges! :)

    Karen
    craftedwithlovebykaren.blogspot.com

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  4. What I said earlier.
    Thanks for linking up over at Silhouette Challenges
    Have a wonderful day,
    Migdalia
    ♥ Crafting With Creative M ♥
    ♥ 2 Creative Chicks ♥
    ♥ Silhouette Challenges ♥

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  5. Super sweet card!! Love that adorable nest and chicks!! Too cute!!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

    Hugs...
    Melissa

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  6. Cute card. Thank you so much for playing along with Silhouette Challenges!! We hope you join us again. Good luck!
    Alice B.
    Silhouette Challenges Design Team member

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  7. Great project. I love all the colors and everything.
    From the Silhouette Challenges DT:)
    Tabitha
    Tabitha's Designs Blog
    Low priced fun Digi Papers:)

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  8. Super cute. I agree it is nice to have a card just to say HI! You did a great job with the versamark. Thanks for playing along with Silhouette Challenges!!

    Steph
    scrappyrae10.blogspot.com

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