A Birthday Tweet

Color Hues #55 Light Pink and Gold and New DT Members & #191 Something New

I’m supposed to be working on some year end paperwork, but as I hate doing it, instead, I created this card. It wasn’t my plan to begin creating just yet, but this idea popped into my mind because, as so often happens, a few scrap pieces got stuck on my desk and kind of created themselves into a pattern. So the diamond shape is left over from a long ago challenge and in my tidying up the other day, appeared on my desk and the matte gold strips were also on my desk from an earlier project. They looked interesting going across the shaped piece so I glued them on. Then I had a flash of adding the pink and as I already had the tiny masking strips I added them and then added the pink using Distress ink spun sugar. The little bird and foliage is a new set I’ve just acquired and only partially used once. Its from MFT and is called Winter Songbirds. This helped me to decide to add the card to two challenges. I stamped some foliage in the back using Delicata Golden Glitz ink and then popped up the diamond on top. I had stamped the die cut images and coloured them with the same pink ink and a gold sparkle Sakura pen. I also used a small amount of Pumice Stone on the bird. The photo makes the gold sparkle look more yellow/green but it is gold in reality. The sentiment is from the same set and I popped it up at the bottom of the diamond. I thought about adding a few embellishments but decided against it for now and I can always change my mind before sending this to anyone. Pale pink isn’t a go to colour for me, but I’m happy with how this looks.

So its back to what I should be doing now. Happy New Year to everyone and thanks for stopping by.

22 thoughts on “A Birthday Tweet

    1. Thanks Golda. It often happens that things kind of create themselves especially if my desk is a mess and I unearth stuff as I clean up.

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  1. It’s a charming card design and one that would work for a lot of images, but I’m a fan of your little bird! It’s inspiration to bring out my Winter Songbirds as well. Thanks for sharing with us at Color Hues!

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    1. Thanks a lot Lisa. I have a habit of leaving stuff on my desk for a bit too long and then somehow other items arrange themselves on top and hey presto, a card is born.


  2. Well, you certainly created a cute card with your scraps, Johanna! This is darling! Happy New Year and thanks for joining us at Color Hues!

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  3. Oh, what a wonderful CAS card! I love how this card came to you. The little birdie is adorable, too. Thank you for playing with us at the MMM Challenge and hope you can join in again soon.
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    1. Thanks for your lovely comments. The stamp set from MFT has some very pretty bird images and they work beautifully for a wintery card.


  4. This is simple yet detailed. I think that’s such a clever thing to pull off. It’s beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Make My Monday. Love Dawn x


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