It's the beginning of a three day weekend for me. Yippee! Definitely cause for celebration and to celebrate here is a fun and funky party bird to kick off the weekend! And yes, I'm pretty sure this is a bird... unlike in my last post where the Squirrel is actually a skunk! But to me he will always be Spike regardless of his species! :)
The notes: Start with a piece of Cutie Pie designer paper, round the corners and paper pierce. Sponge a little Brocade Blue Classic ink on the edges and mat on a slightly larger piece of Bashful Blue cardstock (whose edges were also sponged). Cut a piece of blue polka dot ribbon and knot around this layer before adhering to a Wild Wasabi card base. The card layout is based on the sketch challenge posted to Split Coast Stampers on Wednesday: SC159.
For main image: Stamp bird from Pun Fun on Naturals White cardstock, avoid inking the included sentiment. Color image with markers (Bashful Blue, Brocade Blue, Certainly Celery and Pumpkin Pie). Apply Dazzling Diamonds glitter to bird with 2-way Glue pen. Sponge a little Certainly Celery around the little bird's feet and Brocade Blue along the edges of the image. Mat on Brocade Blue (more sponging in Brocade Blue on the edges) and add a Bashful Blue brad to each corner. Adhere to cardbase with Stampin' dimensionals. Such a happy little birdie... let's name him Fred. :)
For the sentiment: Ink sentiment from Lots of Thoughts in Black StazOn on Naturals White cardstock and then punch out with small oval. Next punch designer label from brocade blue and punch 1" circle from Bashful Blue. Sponge edges of all pieces with Brocade Blue ink. For the designer label also apply glue with 2-way glue pen along edges and then add Dazzling Diamonds glitter. Adhere pieces together (oval with dimensionals) and then add brads.
All images copyright Stampin' Up!. Stamps: Pun Fun, Lots of Thoughs (SAB set). Paper: Wild Wasabi, Bashful Blue, Brocade Blue, Naturals White, Cutie Pie Designer. Ink: Black Stazon, Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue marker, Brocade Blue marker, Certainly Celery marker, Pumpkin Pie marker. Other: Soft Subtles brads, mat pack, paper piercer, small oval punch, 1" circle punch, designer label punch, small corner rounder, Blue polka dot ribbon (Michael's), Stampin' dimensionals, 2-way glue pen, Dazzling Diamonds glitter.