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Sunday, January 29, 2012

Pile It On #5 - Just Because

Happy Sunday! This week's challenge at Pile It On is "Just Because" and we're sponsored by Stamp-N-Doodle.

I've entered this card in the following challenges:
CRAFT #139 - Digi Image, Ribbon, Buttons
Shelly's Images - Text Me
Stampavie Challenge #161 - Blue and white

The Pile It On team members were given this lovely Chickadee digi stamp from Stamp-N-Doodle to play with. Their images are so beautiful...wait till you see what the DT came up with! Wow! I colorized the image in PhotoShop; the image is shaded so well that you really get a great mix of hues. I printed it on thick, textured Letterpress paper, which I used for teh card base as well.

I made the patterned paper by embossing Letterpress paper in my BigShot with a Sizzix Texture folder, and then using a baby wipe to color it with blue Tim Holtz distress ink.

I used a sentiment from the Clearly Beautiful Cardinal set by Prickly Pear, and stamped it in Memento blue. I picked up this Keepsake Shaker Box kit by Dimensional Scrapbooking/DASA Industries at Mom's church's rummage sale. I filled it with blue glitter I got somewhere.

I sewed the buttons onto the card with metallic thread. The button on the frame is glued on, but I did put thread through it first. I used three ribbons on this card; As the Beauty Queen said, I'd like to thank double-sided tape!

Have a great day, and be sure to Pile It On!

12 comments:

ike said...

Gorgeous - I love that embossed backing. FAB card :-) xxx

Monica said...

Such a gorgeous creation that. Such lovely monotones and the bird image and buttons look so pretty. You are on a roll...

Hugs,

Monica

Samantha said...

Love this one too! love the bird in blue too! hugs me x

Samantha said...

Love this one too! love the bird in blue too! hugs me x

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Just BEAUTIFUL and I love how you finished the inside! Thanks so much for joining in our “TEXT” challenge at Shelly’s Images! I hope you’ll come back for more fun next challenge!
Darlene
Shelly’s Images DT
MY BLOG

Bianca said...

That´s so very wonderfull! Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons! xx Bianca

Aunty Sue said...

lovely card and thanks for entering craft this week

Leslie Turner said...

Gorgeous! Love the blues! Thanks for playing with us in the Dutch Care Card Challenge!
Leslie, DT
http://leslieturner58.blogspot.com

princesskitten said...

Love all the blue shades

kitten - Shelly's team

Dot said...

Lovely blue-bird-button card you have made.
Thank you for joining our 'Buttons Galore' challenge at DDCC this time.
Enjoy your evening.
Dorte,xx

hannelie said...

It's beautiful!
Thanks for sharing it with us at Dutch Dare card challenges!
Hannelie

Anne H. said...

Such a sweet card!
Thanks for joining us at Stampavie and More.
Anne