Saturday, April 12, 2014

Celebrating Spring!

It finally feels like spring here in the Northeast. The weather is warmer, the trees, bushes, and flowers are beginning to bloom. The bunnies and chipmunks are back. Best of all,  the birds are in the breeding plumage and singing!

Here's a tall card featuring SCACD's Folk Heart Bird digital stamp.

Folk Heart Bird was resized in PhotoElements and printed onto Neenah cardstock using my laser printer. She was colored using Shinhan Touch Twin Brush markers and Copic markers. Shinhan Touch Twin markers are new to me and I wanted to check 'em out. I used three of them for the lavender/purple parts of the bird. The balance of the bird was colored with Copic markers. she was then fussy cut and put aside.

SCACD's Breezy Branches Statement Corner and Classic Timepiece dies were used to die-cut white cardstock. The branches and leaves on the Breezy Branches Statement Corner  were colored with Copic markers. The flourishes and hands of the clock face of the Classic Timepiece were popped out and colored with Copic markers. The rest of the clock was colored with the Shinhan Touch Twin markers. The flourishes and hands were placed back into the clock face. Some Pink Rhinestones by Kaisercraft were added to the clock face to add a bit o' bling!

Blue cardstock was used as the card front. The colored Breezy Branches Statement Corner die-cut was adhered to the upper right. The clock was "dangled" with thread from the branches of the tree. The bird was positioned on top of the clock.

A Memory Box Grass die was used to die-cut white cardstock and was then colored with Copic markers. The grass was adhered to the bottom of the blue card front. White cardstock was colored pink, yellow, and orange, punched with a hand-held flower punch, then shaped. The flowers were adhered to the tree, in the "air", to the clock, and to the grass using ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever. An old Paper Shaper dragonfly punch was used to punch white cardstock, colored with the Shinhan Touch markers, then brushed with several layers of Clear Wink of Stella Glitter pen. The wings were folded up and the dragonflies were adhered to the card front.

Thanks for visiting today!

I shall enter this card in the following challenges!
A Little Bit Crafty Challenge: The Birds and Bees
Animal Friends Challenges: Springtime
Crafter's Café Challenge Blog: Spring
Crafting for All Seasons: Dies and Punches
Creative Card Crew: Spring


  1. oh was für ein schönes Frühlingskärtchen!
    So tolle Farben und so schön gestaltet!
    Die kleinen Blumen gefallen mir auch sehr gut.

    Danke das Du bei Animal Friends mitmachst

    liebe Grüße und ein schönes W-ende


  2. OMGosh, Kathi, this is soooo fabulous! I love the way you created the scene with all the cool die cuts! The little flowers are adorable, too! Very pretty bird--great coloring & love the color palette you chose. It really speaks Spring to me! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  3. Love this beautiful card and love Susanna's shop. Your coloring is beautiful on the bird which I love.

  4. gorgeous card-love the little bird! Thank you for joining us at Creative Card Crew challenge for Spring. Irene DT xx

  5. Lovely card!
    Thanks for joining us at CFAS!
    Jani x

  6. This is a gorgeous card. Love the little sweet bird and the colors.
    Thanks for joining us at the Animal Friends challenge.

  7. Beautiful bird. Love the springtime cheerful colors!!

  8. Beautfiul card, great colours, thanks for joining us at Crafters Cafe this week

  9. Das ist ja ganz bezaubernd geworden
    Hab lieben Dank für Deine Teilnahme Animal Friends
    Grüßle Tamesis

  10. Beautiful spring time card. I love the little flowers.

    Thanks for playing along with us at Creative Card Crew!
    ~ Crystal (DT)