Monday, February 20, 2017


Hello Everyone ~ Are you thinking this will be like Alfred Hitchcock's movie the "Birds"?

I worked on a few cards and my scrapbook pages yesterday.  I have cards for the next week and my scrapbook pages for my class are almost completed.  I need to finish them today so I can post the announcement.

It is the challenge at Make My Monday.   This time our challenge is


When I saw this challenge, I thought about the Sheltering Tree and the Tree Builder punch.  With all the nice weather we have been having, I thought a Spring Tree with some Robin's would be a good idea to try. 

I stamped my tree using Soft Suede ink.  The leaves were added with Pear Pizzazz.  This panel was mounted onto a piece of Pear Pizzazz card stock.  Taking a Whisper White card base, I embossed it using the Falling Petals embossing folder.  The tree panel was then added to the card base using dimensionals.  Now to make my birds.

I began by taking a piece of Chocolate Chip card stock and scribbling some white colored pencil on it.  On top of the white I added some red colored pencil.  I was hoping to get the red breast of the Robin.  It was too red so I took an orange colored pencil and colored on top of that.  That combination gave me the rusty color I could use for the breast.  The Tree Builder Punch was used to punch out my birds by strategically placing the rust strip I had colored in the breast area of the punch.  After the body was punched their wings were also punched.  The Wings were added to the birds using a glue dot.  The birds were added to the tree with a glue dot.  My card was finished.  Here is my Spring card with some Robins! 

inside of card and envelope

Stampin' Up supplies used for my creation

Make sure you check out the other creations at the Make My Monday challenge blog.  There is some great talent on this team.    

Thanks for visiting me today.  Jess and I are going furniture shopping today.  She wants to see if she can find a love seat for her room.  Hopefully we can find something on sale that will fit her bill.  Have a Marvelous President's Day Monday and are your ready to see the Birds?



Basslady said...

this is so fantastic, teamie!

hugs and kisses from Germany
silvi xoxo

Sian said...

This is a lovely card. The little birds in the tree are so cute!

Emma Trenouth said...

Gorgeous card, lovely design. Emma (MMM new DT member!)

Sue - said...

Super card,