TGIF Challenge #259: Sketch using Bird Ballad and Cuckoo For You

April 13, 2020

Welcome! Today I am featuring a project for TGIF Challenge #259: Sketch.

I love sketch challenges because there are so many ways to interpret the layout and sketches are the perfect jolt I need to to get creating. Here's my interpretation:

This card is special to me. I made it while crafting with my 8 year old niece over a Zoom video call. She loves to make cards so we each gathered our materials and crafted together online. She was making watercolour cards while I worked one. Every once and awhile, we would hold our projects up to the screen and share our progress.

My card base is Crumb Cake cardstock (120953) and I have stamped flowers from Free as a Bird stamp set (149468) in coordinating ink (147116). I've added a bit of colour to the flowers using the White Stampin' Chalk Marker (132133).

The birdhouse is made using the cuckoo clock from Cuckoo For You bundle (151117). I saw Emma Goddard from Coastal Crafter make bird houses and I thought it was such a clever use of the clock. I love learning how to stretch my products to make them more versatile.

The centre of the clock is punched out using the 1" circle punch (119868) and coloured with Blends markers. The flowers and bird are fussy cut out of the Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper (149592), which is hands down my favourite DSP in the Annual Catalogue. I've added a stamped sentiment and a few embellishments to finish the card off.

I love how this card turned out. One of the unexpected delights of self-isolating, is the sound of the birds. There is less road noise and the birds are flittering around, chirping away and I can hear them from my craft room. Lots of robins are out and about and they clearly inspired this card. Now, I'm off to pop the card into the mail for my niece. Have a pleasant day!

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