With spring finally here Hand Stamped Sentiments has a Blooming Blossoms Challenge. Make any project with flowers. Now how can you pass this up! There are so many possibilities and endless ideas for this challenge. I moved my craft area to a room in my house where I have a window and I can see and hear birds chirping. It’s such a wonderful sound. Recently I had a cardinal right outside my window. I happen to love these birds with their bright colored red feathers. You can’t miss them. This week my project is celebrating flowers and Cardinals.
I wanted to use bright happy colors so I went with Stampin’ Up! In Colors – Pear Pizzazz, Peach Parfait, Blushing Bride and Poppy Parade. Love, Love, Love these colors. At first I wasn’t sure I liked them together but as I was creating my project it all came together. My birdhouse card features a large Blushing Bride flower punched with the Blossoms Petal Punch. I also used the retired Trio Punch for the small flowers. I was sad to see this punch retire but a good substitute is the flower punch from the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack. I also used the Fancy Flower Punch to frame the opening of the birdhouse. For the branch and the Cardinal I used the Two-Step Bird Punch.
I’ve seen the Cardinal on many blogs so I made mine with the Two-Step Bird Punch. I punched two wings and used one for the crest and colored the face with a Black Stampin’ Write Marker, sponged the edges for depth and added a Basic Clear Rhinestone for the eye.
I hope you’re inspired to join us on Hand Stamped Sentiments. We’d love to see your Blooming Blossom projects.
All products are Stampin’ Up! unless noted.
Birdhouse Template: Click here to obtain birdhouse pattern. I did a scalloped roof instead of the roof offered with the pattern,.
Size: approx. size 4.25″ H x 5.50″ W
Stamps: Tiny Tags, With All My Heart
Paper: CS: Peach Parfait, Pear Pizzazz, Poppy Parade, Blushing Bride; DSP: In Color Hostess Level 1 Paper Pack
Ink: Poppy Parade, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Basic Rhinestones, Blossom Petal Punch, retired Trio Punch, Scallop Border Punch, Two-Step Bird Punch, Jewelry Tag Medium, Fancy Flower Punch, 1″ Circle Punch
Technique: Stamping and Punch Art
Filed under: Friendship, Hand Stamped Sentiments Creative Challenge, Hello cards, Spring, Theme Challenge Tagged: | Birdhouse pattern, Birdhouse template, birds, Cardinal punch art, flowers, In Colors, Peach Parfait, Pear Pizzazz, Poppy Parade, Tiny Tags, Two-Step Bird punch