Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Love Birds

Anything look different? Kool right?! My awesome new blog banner was kreated by my dear friend Kris from Kween Bee Kreations using My Digital Studio software. Isn't it so pretty? I have to try and do some tweeking as I can't figure out how to make it a bit larger and flush to the edges, but I just couldn't wait to get it up there!! Let me (and Kris) know what ya think of it!! She captured what I wanted perfectly!! Thanks my friend!!

While I'm praisin' Kris for my wonderful banner, check out her monochromatic challenge too. I've showed you a few cards using the gorgeous paper from the Bride Specialty and Groom Specialty paper (scroll down to see more), I think this will be the last post - I have more, but I don't want to bore you, and I know you get the idea how fabulous this paper is :)
My dad had requested some Valentine cards with birds and hearts to give to my mom and this was one of the samples I had given him (he went with a watercolored cardinal instead - forgot to take a photo in the rush!). Anywho...
This would be great for a wedding or anniversary too, don't ya think? Since I needed something quick, within a few hours (nothing like a man to ask the night before Valentines Day, but I give Dad lots of credit for wanting to add a more personal touch!) and I wanted to give him more than one option - I reached for the gorgeous Bride Specialty paper
* Used a standard card base of Whisper White
* Cut a piece of the Bride Specialty to layer on top
* Before mounting on top, I tucked my White Organza Ribbon behind the layer and then added it to my card base. Tip: This saves you a bit of ribbon over time and also allows you to make it nice an taut by adhering the edges down on the back. Made a pretty bow and attached it with a glue dot
* Ran a piece of Shimmery White cardstock through the Big Shot with my bird from the Birds and Blooms 4 pk sizzlit dies.
* Using a Sponge Dauber inked with Sahara Sand, I lightly inked up the edges and wings of the bird to give it some dimension.
* Punched out a small heart in Real Red and coated it with some Crystal Effects
* Popped up my birds and heart on dimensionals and used tiny pearls to accent the eyes.

Quick and simple card, not entirely monochromatic, but I like the little pop of color :)

Leave me a comment and let me know your thoughts, love it when ya do ;) Happy Stamping...

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11 comments:

Kris Kilcoyne said...

I loooove your new banner. ;)

It looks great against your polka dots. Thanks for giving me the opportunity to play with MDS.

Your card is adorable. You're really workin' that Bride & Groom specialty paper. Great ideas!

Melissa said...

I love your banner!

The card is sooo sweet! Lovin it!

Kitty A. said...

Beautiful card, and I really like your banner.

Kim S. said...

I lOVE the new look, Kim! So pretty! I love the cards using the Bridal DP! Such pretty paper...great ideas! Thanks for sharing! K2

Ann Schach said...

Love the new banner! And I love this monochromatic card! Beautiful!

Linda Callahan said...

Your new banner looks great - love it! And those love birds are tres chic against that specialty paper!

Cards by Gina said...

Your card is so beautiful! Simple, elegant and stunning! I absolutely love it. And I love your new banner! It works perfectly on your blog.

Kris Kilcoyne said...

I forgot to say THANKS for playing in my challenge. :)

Carla Bazhenow said...

Oh I so love your love birds... your banner rocks!!! One of my favorite stamp sets too!!! Hugs,

Mary Fish said...

Smoochie cute. Love the tiny shot of red against the white. Hugs, M

maryr917 said...

yur new banner is great-I love the monochromatic card you are showing today-really pretty