Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Anniversary Birds

First, I really want to tell you how much I'm enjoying reading all of your comments from the previous Blog Candy post. Blogging feels a lot like talking to myself, so it's just amazing to realize so many of you are out there listening (or reading, to be exact).

I'm hearing you say that you're wanting some tutorials. I've gotten a few requests before too. I am going to give it a try at some point. Not sure if it'll be photos and text or video, but I'll figure something out. I certainly appreciate the little push outside of my comfort zone. Character building, I tell ya! If you have any specific tutorial requests, let me know. I know coloring has been requested, so I'll be sure to address a few different coloring techniques at some point, although I hardly feel like an expert. As you make requests, I'll either try to create a tutorial or I'll point you in the direction of a good one I've seen.

Now onto the card. I got this Anniversary Birds set quite a few months back, and just got around to inking it up last month. All of the patterned paper on this card is from Stampin' Up!'s new Bella Rose designer series paper. The two hearts are chipboard pieces covered with Bella Rose paper. This little birds have stickles outlining their wings. The green ribbon is actually the white taffeta ribbon colored with Kiwi Kiss. To color the white ribbon, I used a blender pen and squeezed a few drops of Kiwi Kiss reinker onto the tip of the pen and used the pen to color the ribbon. It's super fast, simple, and not as messy as running it over your ink pad or using a water and reinker bath. Oh, and see that cute little button? It's a new SU! button. It's got faux thread in it. Just a thin strip of Pirouette Pink cardstock. I saw that on another blog awhile back, but I can't remember whose. Clever though, right? This layout is one of Laura's or Kazan's from 2 Sketches 4 You. {So Happy Together recipe}
Stamps: Anniversary Birds by Verve Visual
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss
Paper: PTI White, Whisper White, Kiwi Kiss, Pirouette Pink, Bella Rose DSP
Accessories: SU! button, nestabilities, SU! chipboard, chocolate satin ribbon, white taffeta ribbon, blender pen filled with Kiwi Kiss reinker

There's still time to make a comment on the previous post to win the blog candy! Good luck!


Angie Tieman said...

This is fabulous!! Love the colors, the ribbon, and the little heart you added!

Kim said...

Kim I love your card...it's so adorable! I am looking forward to your tutorials! :)
Hugs~ Kim

peanutbee said...

Can you believe I've never tried (yet) to dye ribbon??! ha! Need to do that at some point.

Love the faux thread trick. Cool!

Lyn said...

Awww... The birds are so adorable! Wonderful card per usual!

Sharon said...

Kim, I could have used this one for today, our anniversary. Have been having difficulty coming up with an appropriate card for Ron. Wish you had mentioned this one or shown it to me Mon night. This one is VERY cute.

Linda Beeson said...

These little guys are just so cute! Not to mention I LOVE RED!!!

Lynn said...

Another beautiful card! I love these kissing birds and these colors are my favorite!

Julia Aston said...

Love your hearts and button - these birds are just so fun and perfect for anniversary cards!