Friday, April 1, 2011

Sweet Tweet

The designer paper Botanical Gazette, available in the spring occasions mini has some beautiful pictures on some of its pages.  This card uses the bird---no stamping at all except the Happy Birthday sentiment.  The thing I love on this card is the bird's nest.  Soooo cute!  How did I make it you ask?  Well, I punched a 1 3/8" circle, made a slit in it and overlapped it to make a very slight cone.  I then found some burlappy (I just made that word up) looking string and coiled it around the circle gluing it in using the mono all purpose glue available from SU.  Then I took little pieces of string and glued them on top so they looked more like sticks sticking out.  Finally I nestled some of SU's pearls that I colored blue with both marina mist ink refill and a permanent marker.  I clipped off the tip on the bottom of the cone and stuck it down with glue dots.  I saw this idea here first and followed several links to discover ideas of how to do it!  Here's the card:

I forgot to say that I did color in the bird to look like a robin with ink and a blender pen.  I used chocolate chip paper along with the dsp and the crumb cake seam binding.  Hope you like it!

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