Saturday, May 26, 2012

Birdhouse Scene with Yellow and Turquoise

Welcome to my post for the Operation Write Home Memorial Day "Sketch" Blog Hop.  My card features a bright and cheerful scene with a sunny sky, a green tree, a bird, and a birdhouse.  I hope it will bring a smile to one of our troops, writing home while serving our country far away, and then to the loved one who receives it.  That's why I make cards for OWH! 

I enjoyed working with Sketch #71 from the Operation Write Home Stars and Stamps blog.  (Scroll down to see the sketch.)  The Stars and Stamps sketch page is a wonderful resource for card makers.  It has thumbnails of 120+ sketches with links to many different examples for each.  You can also download a PDF version of sketches #1-100.  A new sketch challenge is posted every Sunday, and you have up to a year to add your creation!  Tip: in the OWH sketches, a heart shape always means an embellishment or shape of your choice, not just a heart. 

For my card details, scroll down.  To continue hopping, click on the blog hop badge below.  Thanks for visiting, and especially thanks for commenting!


Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink lemon tart (yellow), aqua mist (light aqua), Hawaiian shores (medium turquoise), new leaf (green), pure poppy (red), and scarlet jewel (burgundy).
  • The bird, leaves, and birdhouse are from the WPlus9 Folk Art Florals die set. 
  • The sun is 1/4 of a 2" scalloped circle, embossed with two small Spellbinder circle dies to provide some texture.
  • The sky is embossed with Cuttlebug D'vine Swirls embossing folder, and the card base with Lifestyle Crafts Diamonds and Dots embossing folder. 
  • The ribbon is white 3/8" grosgrain, colored with Copic marker BG10. 
  • The "Miss you..." sentiment is computer-printed in turquoise ink with American Typewriter font (expanded spacing).
  • The card sketch #71 is below, with a link to the OWH sketch posting and card examples using this sketch.  
OWH Stars and Stamps Sketch #71
Like almost all of my cards, this was created for Operation Write Home, "supporting our nation's armed forces by sending blank handmade greeting cards to write home on, as well as cards of gratitude to encourage them." (154)

77 comments:

Carol L said...

THis is such a cute and fun card - sure to bring smiles to the recipient! I just adore that little birdhouse!

Yolanda said...

I love all the different embossing on this cute card.

Miriam Prantner said...

What a sweet card! Love those dies and all the embossing! Thanks for being part of this wonderful hop!

Renee said...

Wow, really cute card!!! It's like looking out the window at a little bird on the branch (something I do daily!LOL). I never thought of coloring ribbon with Copics, great idea :) Oh, and I think all the embossing is fab on here :)

Linda said...

Cute card! Love the use of the cuttlebug (I love mine!)!!

Rachel Guerrero said...

Wow, you really know how to put your embossing folders to good use! That diamonds and dots makes a perfect lattice accent and I love how the swirls on the cloud gives it a breezy feel. That birdy is a cutie! Thanks for sharing and happy blog hop!

Cheri said...

Super creative card with the varying embossing. Thanks for the inspiration.

~Antoinette (inspired stamps) said...

Hi Cindy!!
I love all the beautiful embossing you did! Such a beautiful card!
Blessings!

Mary-Anne V said...

Love all the different embossing and the image too.

airbornewife said...

What a fun and cheery card you have made.. someone will love and cherish it for years to come.

thanks for being a part of the bloghop.

Happy Memorial Day.

blessings ~ Pam

Anonymous said...

The variety of dry embossing folders makes for a delightful texture on this card. Thanks for sharing your creativity! Mary, Wausau WI

Nancy M said...

WOW- what a cute card. It is so pulled together; I love all the different embossing. TFS!

Marsha said...

REALLY cute. Love your color combination.

Sarah said...

Fantastic card--love this little bird house!

Anonymous said...

A lot of creativity in this card. Love the olor choices. Pat K.

Ellen said...

Positively adorable! Your embossing is so pretty and the birdhouse is so cute!

Dixie Cochran said...

Your card is awesome! Love how you created the scene and the card base. VERY well done!

Linda R. said...

Great card! Thanks for supporting our troops.

Paula S. said...

What an adorable card! I like to see cards that don't necessarily involve a lot of stamping. It's inspiring to see beautiful cards like this one that can be made with many different techniques. Thanks for joining in the Memorial Day hop and for supporting OWH!

Paula S.
OWH Blog Team

Jen said...

This is so sweet! Love all the embossing!

Kay said...

So creative! I love the sun in the corner and the way the embossing brings that extra oomph to everything. I know this will bring the smiles you are aiming for. It made me smile for sure!

nancy y said...

this is sure to bring a smile to someones face when they receive it! Love your use of embossing folders and punches. Birds and birdhouses are my favorite.

JoAnn Ross said...

Oh, that is too, too fabulous! It's cute and cheery, and wow, you've given me major embossing envy! (Must do more with my cuttlebug!) Thanks for sharing!

Cora said...

This is really a cheerful card. I especially like your sun. I wonder if I could remember to do that

amybobamey said...

This is just beautiful. Cheerful with out being juvenile. Thanks for sharing!

Lee Mae said...

That little birdhouse is simply adorable and the embossing is fabulous. Cute, cute card. :)

Sherrie said...

I love this card! It is so beautifully done. Thank you so much for sharing and supporting OWH

Berni Cuttino said...

Embossing is rockin. Love your take on the sketch. Happy Memorial Day Weekend

JPScraps said...

Sweet card!!

Sue D said...

Very sweet and cheery card--I like the embossed background.

Sybrina K said...

Cindy,

This is adorable! Love the colors, the embossing, and the details -- like the heart-shaped wing. Such a sweet card!

Donna Nuce said...

This birdhouse is darling! Thanks for hoppin' with OWH.
craftycolonel.blogspot.com

Indy said...

What a sweet card! Love the different embossing patterns!

Marlene Diefendorf said...

Oh such a cute and cheery card! This will certainly put a smile on someone's face. Love all the texture the embossing folders give and that die set is soooo cute. Never heard of WPlus9. Thanks to you link I can check them out.

Crafting Adventures said...

What cute die cuts!

sherry varga said...

What a cute little birdie! Love your card it is so cute.

Helen said...

Love your cute card!! My active duty Army Officer daughter would love getting this card as it would remind her of our backyard. We have always been bird feeders here in FL.
Thanks for all you do for the troops!

Stacy B said...

I love to see the variety of cards and the immense talent of crafters along the hop. Thanks for sharing your detailed directions for pulling this gorgeous card together. Nice work!

Maria said...

Just BEAUTIFUL!!!!!

Kathryn said...

The texture is fabulous! Thanks for sharing!

Ann said...

What a cheerful card!! I love the different textures!!!

Valerie said...

Very elegant card! I love all the dry embossing you did on this card! Made me smile. Pretty sure a soldier will too!

Linda said...

And no pattern paper...wow...great card...love the colors and textures! TFS!!!

Ronni said...

Lovely! I love the scene! Great card

Diana E said...

I like the variety of embossing folders you used. Lots of interesting texture in "SOLID COLOR" papers. Thanks.

Michele from MS said...

I really love the colors and embossing on this card! Super cute! Thanks for the inspiration! michele38652 at yahoo dot com

ajsdigishoppe said...

Love the card - very cute! TFS!

ajsarts said...

What a cute card love the birdhouse! TFS

Crafty Khandy said...

Great embossing! I think I have a little owl I can cut like that and just might have to CASE this ;)

helloholley said...

Love your little birdhouse and bird scene.....very cute!! ;)

Lynn said...

I love how this was made without stamping and yet there are so many wonderful details like all the embossing! Thank you for supporting OWH and have a great weekend!

Mary L said...

Love, love, love this card..Did I say I love it:) Thanks for the directions on how to make it..You rock!!!

Margaret said...

Love all the embossing. Cute birdhouse.

DustyPenny (Joy Ott) said...

So cute!

Julie S. said...

I love your card!

Whispers In Ink said...

I love how you played with the embossing folders for texture!! GREAT IDEA

Patricia H said...

Very cute and cheery card! I really like the diamond embossing folder.

Leslie said...

Such a bright cheerful card. You did an amazing job with all your design elements!

leslierahye said...

super sweet card! the colors are bright and cheery! love it!

Cindy's Card Co said...

Love the little birdie. Very cute card.

Misty said...

How 'tweet!' Love the embossing.

Hummer Hugs,
Misty
http://deliteful-gifts.blogspot.com/
hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

Kathie said...

What a cheerful card! I love the colors that you used and also the embossing.

Beth L. said...

I love your cute, fun card. TFS

sandybear76 said...

Love the blue color!

Robin said...

love the embossing on this card
thanks for sharing

Julie said...

Such a wonderful card. The birdhouse and the colors are so great. Well done!

Brenda Hugar said...

Love your card. The birdhouse is adorable and the bird is CUTE. TFS

Sandi said...

very cute bird and birdhouse! I love the embossing on the papers also!

Rufus said...

Great card, love the way you used the embossed and debossed textures. Thanks for supporting OWH and our Heroes!
R/

Paulette S said...

A very sweet card, love the dies and colors you used.

KellyRae said...

What an absolutely sweet card. LOVE the colors and how bright and cheery it is. TFS and supporting OWH.

Sandy Allnock said...

This is such a sweet sweet card Cindy! The die work is so detailed - and the embossing is lovely! Thanks for hopping with OWH! :)

Theresa said...

I love seeing die cuts used! Love all the embossing.

Heather C said...

Great card! Love the die cuts and the embossing!

Sherry Hickey said...

Cindy, your card is fantastic! Besides the cheerful scene with that darling "cloud", I love the two kinds of embossing. You rocked it!

Julie said...

Oh what a darling little scene! And I love all the embossing!!

Carolyn said...

really cute card!