Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Aviary Thank Yous

Our internet went down over the weekend, so I'm finally back with some new cards.

A friend asked me to make some bird-themed thank you cards for her daughter's teachers, so I pulled out a bird set that I got a while ago at Michaels - I think it's Hero Arts, but I could be wrong.

I used the Fancy Pants "it's the little things" paper pad for my launching point, and pulled out some different cardstock colors that coordinated with it.

For each card, I layered a couple of coordinating colors behind the main image (the colors I use for this are Papertrey's Aqua Mist, Stampin' Up's retired River Rock, and a pink that's lost its label - I think it's Papertrey's Sweet Blush).

For the main image, I stamped a bird or birds in watermark ink (or a very slightly darker pink, in the case of the pink birds), stamped a "thank you" message over them in Palette Noir ink, and outlined the bird with a sparkle pen for a little definition.

I used strips of "it's the little things" paper as borders, then wrapped each border in blue or pink baker's twine for some texture.

Don't forget to enter the ATC Contest!

1 comment:

Jennifer said...

thanks! i loved the cards.