I have to tell you that I am absolutely in love with this card! I'm jus so pleased with the way it turned out!!!! I combined a few different challenges here: Color Throwdown 248 using Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Cool Carribean, and Pretty in Pink; Fusion Challenge 13 which incorporates the bird and the sketch; and The Friday Mashup which calls for a beach scene and masking. It was so much fun to create!
I started by cutting a 3 1/8" vanilla circle and and 3 3/8" Crumb Cake circle. I masked the top of the vanilla circle and sponged on some Cool Carribean ink. Next, I punched a 3/4" circle and placed it in the "sky". I masked off the water and sponged Pretty in Pink on the sky. I pulled of the masked circle and there was the sun! Next, I stamped on some beach foliage and sentiment from Too Kind in Crumb Cake ink. The foliage stamp is one I purchased from Hobby Lobby. I adhered the beach scene circle to the Crumb Cake circle and moved onto the bird. I punched a Very Vanilla bird and a wing with my bird builder punch, trimmed down the belly (because seagulls are a little trimmer than the fat little bird builder), and sponged on some Crumb Cake ink. I added a pearl for the eye and cut a couple thin strips of Crumb Cake for it's legs. Next, I made the wood pillars using some Woodland Walk DSP (retired). I cut 1" strips, one a tad shorter than the other, and used a corner rounder punch at the top of each. After I rounded the corners, I trimmed off the top to make them flat, then I wrapped them with twine.
The last step was to make the background. I stamped a peice of Very Vanilla with the Cheesecloth background stamp in Pretty in Pink ink. I ran it through my Big Shot with a grass-looking embossing folder. It is from Cuttlebug and has no name. It's a little hard to see in the photo, but it adds just a little extra textured detail. A little strip of frayed Natural Trim and my card was complete!
Stamps: Too Kind, Cheesecloth, Foliage from Hobby Lobby
Paper: Cool Carribean, Pretty In Pink, Very Vanilla, Woodland Walk DSP
Ink: Cool Carribean, Pretty In Pink, Crumb Cake
Accessories: Bird Builder Punch, Natural Trim, Twine, Circle Cutting System, Pearl, 3/4" circle punch, Cuttlebug EF, Corner Rounder punch
Thanks for taking a peek!