Birthday Bird

Okay, I know, this is a horrible photo! Maybe if I have time I'll reshoot it. ETA: Photo has been updated. I've got two "ugly" cards or this bad photo to show you, so I'm going with the bad photo. You don't REALLY want to see my ugly cards do you? You know those cards that for whatever reason just don't seem to come together? Do you ever have those? Sometimes I'll think one of my cards is ugly and then suddenly the next day I like it. But one of the "ugly" cards has been 2 weeks and it's still ugly. I don't think it has any hope of making a cinderella comeback! LOL.

Okay, on with today's card. This one is NOT ugly (at least I don't think it is, and that's what matters right?). It uses my 75K Card Contest sketch (There's still time to get your entries in!!!) The bird is an image I got from someone and I don't remember who makes it. I colored with prismacolors and gamsol and then added some Stardust Stickles for some sparkle on the cake, the feathers and the hat. I then stamped the A Muse skinny oval in Going Gray for a little ground and sketched a border around the edges of the panel. He's matted on a scrap of real red and then on Chocolate Chip (same with the back panel. I tied a May Arts double-sided ribbon around the back panel. The sentiment is from the Faux Ribbon Papertrey Ink set and is matted on an Extra Jumbo Scallop Circle punch in Tempting Turquoise. I then pierced each scallop and traced around each hole with my White Glaze pen. The designer paper is from the Basic Grey Mellow collection and the card base is Chocolate Chip.

Well, that about does it. Be sure and check out Karrie's blog today, she's giving away another one of the new Cat's Pajamas sets!!!

16 comments

  1. Birthday bird is sooo CUTE!! I am hoping to get home at a decent time tonight and whip up a card for your 75K sketch. Don't hold your breath though... LOL I really am going to try! :) Have a happy Peep!

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  2. Great card Julee, definitely NOT ugly! And yes, I have ugly cards too.

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  3. I don't think you could ever make an ugly card, Miss Julee!! This is adorable!! And I just finished a card for your challenge....I'll email it to you today!!

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  4. Julee, this card is just adorable! And ummmmm. . . I don't think it's possible for you to create an ugly card!

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  5. I think this card is just adorable! I love "ugly" cards that turn pretty when you leave the room. Those are the best kind. This one however, never fell into that catergory.

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  6. Hi Julee...
    Cute Card..Love the pretty paper..
    such a cute stamp..like your scallop sentiment..
    Definitely...NOT UGLY !!!

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  7. I wanna see your ugly cards!!! (I don't believe you can make an ugly card...)

    This one is just adorable...cutie patootie bird!

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  8. I love that little bird..he's cute! I made an ugly card...last night as a matter of fact and when I woke up this morning...it was still ugly...so I hear ya! :)

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  9. Your card is SO cute Julee! I know what you mean about ugly cards. I made one just last week and actually ended up taking the whole thing apart--it was that bad.
    I'm hoping to have time to make a card with your awesome sketch this evening...

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  10. There is nothing wrong with this card!!!!I love the bird!

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  11. I don't know about everyone else... but I definitely want to see your "ugly" cards! I bet they're anything but!

    This is adorable!!

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  12. So cute!!!!!!!! OK, gotta go do something for your challenge! Love ya!

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  13. I love the clear set w/ that birdie! Everytime I see it at the store I want to take it home with me! Someday... Lovely card. TFS.

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  14. SUPER cute. I really need that bird stamp. I collect bird stamps and have never seen it. Does anyone know who makes it? GREAT card.

    Cindy

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  15. YOU,make an ugly card???...I DON'T THINK SO!!!!! You're birdy card is tweet!!!

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  16. Ugly card? Yeah right! I don't think you understand the meaning of ugly :) Your cards are beautiful and inspiring!

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