Sunday, July 24, 2011

Bluejay Birthday

Happy Sunday. I hope you are all having a good weekend. Today is Rich's Birthday. He wanted to go birdwatching at Jackson Lake State Park to hopefully see some new birds since we have not been there before but since his brother and nephew are here visiting we will do that later in the week. In the meantime I made him this card.

The Bluejay is his second favorite bird. The image is from the All Things of Nature Set from The Angel Company. Unfortunately it is retired but at least I am getting a lot of use out of it now. I started by stamping the Bluejay then I stamped some script from another retired TAC stamp on top of it using Chamomile ink. Next I colored in the bird and branch using Copics. After that I sponged around the image then did the cracked glass technique and matted it on a piece of PTI Blueberry Sky cardstock. The patterned paper on the left is from the TAC Amberly Grace Paper Pack. The paper on the right is PTI Ripe Avocado Cardstock embossed with leaves and branches. The Happy Birthday sentiment is from the PTI Birthday Basics Stamp set. I finished it off with some machine stitching. He likes his cards Clean and Simple so I had to stop there but am happy with how it turned out. He really like it too. Emilia and I also gave him a new bird book, a chirping stuffed nuthatch and a record. I also made him another Keylime Pie like the one I made last year too. Overall I think he has had a pretty good day. That's all for now. I will be back tomorrow with my PTI bloghop project. Until then I hope the rest of your day is a great one!

7 comments:

Mad for Paper said...

This is gorgeous. what a perfect card for your husband. your coloring is fantastic.
TFS
Ang

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Wonderful card! Great coloring of the Blue Jay too. Glad your hubby had a fine day.

Leigh said...

Oh, this is gorgeous! Very striking!

Peggysuez said...

Such a nice job on the cracked glass, very pretty. One of my favorite techniques and so appropriate for that image.

Julie E said...

Wonderful - so subtle, yet the crackling really adds so much to it :>)

Sue Ann said...

I know hubby loved this card!!! So beautiful and the coloring is perfect!! Wonderful card Terri!!

Joan B said...

this is gorgeous!