Monday, October 24, 2011

Pumpkin Birdie


Hi everyone!  I've just a few more Autumn and Halloween cards to share before Halloween then am on to Thanksgiving and Christmas cards, WAHOO!!!  The fun image used on today's card is the Pumpkin Birdie digital stamp by Doodle Pantry


My card base is Always Artichoke layered with White Cardstock then Primrose Damask patterned paper stitched around the edges. The shadow layer is Kraft Cardstock finished on one side using the Cornice Edge Punch. I distressed the edges of both the patterned paper and Kraft Cardstock using Vintage Photo Distress Ink.

The image was printed on White Cardstock and colored in using copic markers. I rounded the top corners using the Corner Rounder Punch, distressed the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink, stitched around the edge then layered the image on Always Artichoke. To embellish the card I added a button finished with a bow made from More Mustard Grosgrain Ribbon and added Sunflower Dew Drops along the edge of the Kraft Cardstock.

Thanks for stopping by... hope you have a purr-fect day!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Pumpkin Birdie (Doodle Pantry)
  • Paper: Always Artichoke (Stampin' Up), Kraft and White Cardstock (Papertrey Ink), Primrose Damask Patterned Paper (Bo-Bunny Press)
  • Ink: Vintage Photo Distress Ink, Copics E42, E44, Y26, YR24, G82, G92
  • Other: Stitching, Cornice Edge Punch (Martha Stewart), Corner Rounder Punch (EK Success), Green Button, More Mustard Grosgrain Ribbon, Glue Dots and Mounting Tape
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29 comments:

Donna said...

Karen - Your card is gorgeous - I love that little birdie!!

SandraW said...

So sweet... Lovely colours and great image!

Hugs, Sandra

cebelica said...

Fabby card. This image is just too cute. Hugs!

Tina said...

beautiful bird...your coloring is amazing...love the colors to

Tina

Patti J said...

This really has to be one of my very favorite DP images! Love your card, Karen - you always do such a beautiful job with your backgrounds and layouts too! Great job :)

Amy Johnson said...

So cute! I just love this image and have been dieing to use it but can't find the time. Love the stitching.

Kathy W. said...

Love the colors here Karen! Great layout and you colored this cutie up so nicely...TFS!!

Sandra said...

Wow this is a gorgeous card:) Sandra H

Lorie said...

What a sweet card Karen! :)

auntbeespickles said...

Hi Karen, what a sweet card! Love the rounded corners and the scalloped edge with the pearls. Great coloring!
Hugs, Sarah

Mandy & Jaimy said...

What a nice card!

Greetings, Jaimy

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, what a fabulous card. I just love it. TFS.

*Vicki* said...

Fabulous card Karen!! Love your colors and your stitching details!! ;)

Helen said...

what a lovely card. Regards.

Elizabeth Hart said...

Wow - the paper almost looks like some type of leather - really effective. Love those rich fall colors.

Georgia Ehrmann said...

Karen,
So very pretty! I love the colors and that stitching is wonderful! (So neat...not at all like mine :D)
~Hugs~

kim edmonds said...

great card,thanks for entering this week over at c.r.a.f.t challenges x

Patti P. said...

Karen, your design is so perfect to showcase the image. Love all of the layers and the AA and MM are some of my fave colors to use. Tfs

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Cute, cute, cute! Love your fall colors and square layout with rounded corners, very nice :)

Annette said...

Fab image, and love all that stitching. Thanks for joining us at 2 Sisters this week. Annette xx

Beate said...

Super sweet image and card!
Hugs and smiles

Betty said...

Hi Karen
Awwwww its adorable, and love the design.
Thank you for joining us at C.R.A.F.T Challenge this week with this wonderful creation.
Betty x

GDT for October at C.R.A.F.T

Linda Palmer said...

This is such a cute card. I love the colors you used and your design. Great job on a fabulous card. Thanks for joining us over at the Corrosive Challenge Blog for Flying Things.

Emma H said...

What a sweet image and a great fall card! Thanks for joining our distressing challenge at Fab N Funky this week!

Cindy Haffner said...

Karen how ADORABLE!!~

Pat (mspfd) said...

Wowzers, Karen! This is gorgeous and adorable too! Love all the neat details you added to your fantastic design. What beautiful work!

Dawn Frost said...

Oh what a cute birdie and pumpkin! I love the background paper, it has so much texture.

Glenda Atkins said...

Fabulous card Karen, perfect for fall!

Paddington fan said...

Really cute card, great colours and love the image. Thanks for joining us at C.R.A.F.T. this week and hope to see you again soon, love Jacky x