Saturday, June 29, 2013

Beach Bird ~ CTD248, Fusion13, FM116

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!


  1. You should be pleased with this card!! It is awesome!! I love the beach scene. The bg is so cool with the cheese cloth look and I love the natural trim.

  2. OMGosh, amazing! I love the water posts! I never got my hands on the cheese cloth BG... it is perfect! Thanks for joining the Friday Mashup this week.

  3. This is absolutely amazing - I can see why you're in love with it! That cheesecloth background is divine... Beautiful job, Jenny. Thanks for sharing with us at The Friday Mashup!

  4. Beautiful scene you have created! My favorite is the pillars you made, and using the bird builder punch, awesome!

    Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Friday Mashup!

  5. You have created such a beautiful beachy scene...the bird on the pillars looks awesome and I love the sponged sky and water!!! Thanks for joining us for the Color Throwdown Challenge!!!

  6. This is such a SUPER beachy card! Perfect for all the challenges! Thanks so much for playing along with us in the Color Throwdown challenge this week!

  7. Gorgeous summer scene Jenny - amazing texture!
    So glad you joined in the fun experimenting @ FUSION - hope to see you again soon :)

  8. Gorgeous card Jenny! It has texture, layers, and great combination of colors, it really takes me to the beach. Great take on the challenge. Thanks for playing along with us at the Friday Mashup this week!

  9. That is a beautiful card! I love the cheesecloth idea for netting! I love everything beachy and nautical! Good job!