" I am a dreamer. I am , indeed, a practical dreamer. My dreams are not airy nothings. I want to convert my dreams into realities, as far as possible. "

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Sweet Birdies!

Really artsy...
   Lately I've been wowed by cards I've seen on Splitcoast Stampers that have black accents. They looks so stunning. I was stumbling one day and came across an art piece that used white as the main look. I liked it, so I thought why not use it on a card. I really like how this card came out.
   I used the  Sizzix die cut border strip called "Birds and Branches". It's a really pretty die cut. I added a detail to the flying bird, because it looked funny without that second wing behind it. I used black enamel accents for the little itty bitty eye dot.
   I pieced the tree together since it is really one long strip to make it look more like a tree branch.
   The tag on top is from Spellbinders fancy tag collection. The sentiment is from Stampin Up's Warm Words set. I used SU window punch and added gems for a little bling-bling.
   I carried the theme of birds and tree branches inside the card. It is blank because I never know when I might need a card for some occasion. This leaves me options...love options.
Inside blankish

   I could use it as a Thinking of You card, a Birthday card, a Lovey Dovey card for husband, or even a Thank-you card. I think I will work on a birthday card next. I don't have many of those...and I have 5 sisters and one brother. Whew... thank goodness I'm retired.


  1. I love the inside of this card as well as the outside. It is a really neat idea! I love how it came out!!

  2. Connie,

    What a wonderful effect! I love the white silhouettes. Beautiful branch die.

  3. Great card! Love the sizzix border, good job!