I am still on the challenge splurge – it gets me crafting and also gives me a deadline and something to work toward.
This card was made for two challenges – Mod Squad Challenge, which is For the Birds, and Tic-Tac-Toe, I chose the right hand column going down. That is Birthday, Masculine, and Use Packaging Goods.
I started with Kraft cardstock, and added a distressed piece of dsp which was from my stash. It was in a book of papers for men, which I’ve had for years. It’s from Hot Off the Press.
Using the MFT Balloons stamps and dies, I stamped the middle balloon and cut it out. The other two balloons were cut out using the oval balloon die. I used a piece of cardboard, still left over from our sheet purchases a couple of weeks back. I painted them both with yellow acrylic paint from Kaisercraft.
The strings are also from the Balloons set. The Yippee Skippee greeting is from retired Stampin’ Up! set called Yippee-Skippee. (I love using that set with Bird Crazy stamps!) The tag for the greeting started out white, but I added Vintage Photo distress ink to make it fit with the rest of the card.
The Bird is from Tim Holtz Bird Crazy, and I watercoloured it using Cosmic Shimmer Watercolours. I then cut it out with the matching dies, and sat him on top of some more packaging, which I inked up with some Vintage Photo distress ink – because it was blending into the background too much.
I popped the top half of the bird up, as well as popping up the middle balloon.
It sounds like a lot of work, but it really wasn’t.
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Such a cute card and sure to bring some smiles. And, enjoy doing all those challenges. I find that I get inspired by them myself!
I always get a good chuckle when I see these birds used on a card. Nice job on this challenge Cheryl. Good Luck! Thanks for joining us at the Mod Squad Challenge this week. Good luck!
Barbara, Mod Squad Challenge Host
Thanks Verna. Yes, challenges are good for inspiration. And it’s building up my stash of cards as well.
Thanks Barbara. They are certainly fun birds, which is why I like to use fun greetings with them.
Great take on the tic tac toe challenge!! Love your bird and the balloons!! Thanks for playing along 🙂
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Thanks so much, Varada. I’m enjoying the challenge of TicTacToe. It really makes me think!
Love your card Cheryl, it’s a great masculine card and I love the texture you put on there with the cardboard packaging too!
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Thanks so much, Karen. I love having texture on my cards, and having some masculine is also a positive!