Thursday, February 7, 2019

Birthday Birds

I'm back!  Remember I told you I made 20 cards for an order?  Well, this isn't one of them.  I took a break from sympathy and anniversary cards long enough to make a birthday card before I run out.  These are Magenta birds.  No name on the stamp, just a number (C95.193.J) which I searched, but couldn't come up with anything to link.  So very sweet, though, especially the two lovey birds on the end.

Edited to add:  Found it with the help of a friend -- Four Pretty Birds at Frantic Stamper for US shoppers.  UK shoppers can find it here.




I had a lot of help from the Mintay Bird Song designer paper for this one.  Ohhhh, those Mintay papers, sigh...  Covered the card base and made the flowers and banner with it.  Cut a frame from coral card stock and stamped the birds in a teal blue ink.  Just some light coloring with Copics, coordinating with the paper.

Dies:
Memory Box Wrapped Stitched Frames
MB Banner Parade
Elizabeth Craft Bunch of Flowers 4

I'm happy for this first time use of a stamp I received for my birthday in October.  That's pretty quick for me!

Thanks so much for dropping by for a visit.  Enjoy the rest of your day!

25 comments:

Hannelie said...

Even though I am a CAS girl, I have so much appreciation for a beautiful put together card like this Leslie! So beautiful! Everything works so well!

Glenda Brooks said...

I do love the design of your card! Those sweet little birds just stole my heart and that banner is just perfect. I too love the paper so as for me your card is just wonderful!

Joan B said...

wow that paper is gorgeous. never heard of that company. I agree with Hannelie. it's beautiful!

Ros Crawford said...

Oh I want to hang this in my garden (which is just a horrible mess right now). Its so happy and cheerful and so beautifully done Leslie!

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Leslie! Your pretty smile on the top right with Wally just makes me smile all the more - That smile is more than enough reason to stop by. Your bird song creation reminds me that I have a ton of Magenta stamps in my collection calling out! How could I have ignored them for so long? Your tweeters are extra sweet (yes, especially the 2 on the left). Beautifully done in pastels with the bold turquoise ink, I am in love with your Mintay papers, too. Doesn't Spring just feel like this, though? Banners (with hearts) blooming flowers of all kinds, and birds EVERYWHERE! Today, I awaked to a pool covered in yellow pollen, and goodness, the oaks haven't even begun yet!

Thank you for sharing your loveliness, Leslie, not only through your artwork, but with your heartwarming writing style and life-sharing. hugs, de

Christine Alexander said...

Leslie, what a perfect match. I love the DP and those sweet birds :)

Darnell said...

Gah, I don't know how you do it! Your layering is just sublime, Leslie! And once again, you're bad for my pocketbook as I've gone off to order more paper pads! (How old am I?!) Hugs, Darnell

laurie said...

Great design Leslie! The layering is perfect and I love that cute banner at the top!

Yogi said...

very pretty. I have that stamp too. Haven't used in several years... I think a card may be coming soon... Have a great day

Verna Angerhofer said...

Such a beautiful card. I love the birds and the wonderful colors used on your card. All the flowers work so well with it too. You do a great job adding layers. I am wishing I had some of that expertise too. I am so CAS and seldom get out of the rut. LOL

nancy littrell said...

Beautiful love birds and Gorgeous DSP for your creative and lovely birthday card. I love your colors too. TFS my friend. Hugs..Nancy

KimCreate said...

Leslie, this is lovely! Yes, the beautiful paper helps the design greatly with those cute stamped birds. Just love the colors!

Evelyn S. said...

Wow! There are so many beautiful details to look at on this card, Leslie. I love how you framed your focal image with an angled frame and then draped that cute banner across it. It's such an elaborate, beautiful card.

Maria Rodriguez. said...

Oh Leslie, you got to LOVE those Mintay pattern papers, they are truly gorgeous and the perfect background for your sweet and loving quartet of birds.
Love the colors you chose to stamp them and the fabulous details you added, like the beautiful little flowers and that cute banner hanging across your panel.
Some lucky person will jump for joy after taking this beauty out of the envelope.
Thank you so much for sharing.
XO
Maria.

Nanny's Pansy Patch said...

What a lovely card - you have to love those birds!! How can one go wrong with such beautiful DSP. You are so great with all the details and this card shows off that talent! Thanks for sharing. Have a graet weekend!

Sherri said...

Wow! Not only have you mastered coloring flowers but these birds are incredible ! Fantastic card, Leslie!! It's absolutely gorgeous!!

Pauline said...

Oh Leslie, this is beautiful! Love the bird stamp and how you showcased it today. Your Mintay papers are so perfect for your image (I used the same paper pack last night for a card I'm doing too - just love this paper). Love everything about your card, the banner with the little heart, the coral frame and those beautiful flowers you created! WOW!! An amazing card Leslie. Enjoy your day!

aussie aNNie said...

These are great papers and although I have many packs do you think I can get myself to use them?? Crazy hey but after seeing your glorious card, maybe I will dig them out.xx

Conniecrafter said...

Oh my that is just gorgeous, like you said that paper is just wonderful and I love the way that you offset the frame, love the colors you used in the birds and your flowers once again is just amazing, love the centers too! Beautiful background for your picture too :)

Loll said...

Gorgeous card Leslie. Those four birds are so sweet! Great colouring. And such beautiful paper for your card base. Your flowers, banner and bird panel combine into a stunning card! xx

pam said...

Stunning card Leslie, love those gorgeous birds and wonderful colouring, gorgeous papers you have used to complement those birds.
Love the new photo "Hello" to you too.
Hugs Pam x

Stacy Morgan said...

Leslie you can bring any paper and stamps together to make it look like it was planned that way. Gosh I adore that about your work. This is beautiful. Cute birds, love the paper and the flowers along with the pennant sign. Beautiful birthday card.

Margaret said...

Beautiful. Love the colors you used for the birds. Very striking. I am getting my computer all wet drooling over those beautiful papers.

Lynette said...

So darling and so wonderfully done, Leslie! Love your papers and your pretty birds.

Cindy Beach said...

There is so much I have missed here on your blog and I'm delighted to have a few posts to catch up on. I love the way you can incorporate patterned paper into your designs and make the elements blend seamlessly. This beauty is an exquisite example. I LOVE the bird image surrounded by those unique flowers. And the teal? I never would have thought of that but you did and it's the perfect choice.

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