Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Birdhouse Garden Hello

Hi!  A quickie post today for a quickie card.  It wouldn't be as quick if I hadn't used pre-made parts.  I'm making an effort to use those parts while at the same time working on my not-yet-used things.

The embossed white card base was sitting in my parts drawer, and the watercolor background was already die cut and sitting in my bag of background pieces.  The focal point is Tutti Designs Birdhouse Garden, not a new die, but newly acquired and it was just what I needed for a card that had to go in the mail ASAP.




So, really, all I did was cut the birdhouse twice and layer together for dimension, then cut the hello from two different colors and layer those together, then glue all the pieces onto the card base.

I also added Wink of Stella shimmer to the hello word.




That's it!  I'd better stop talking or this won't be a quickie post after all.  One last thing to do... I'm sending this over to Darnell's NBUS Challenge #14 (never before used schtuff).




Thank you for stopping by.  I do hope you and your loved ones are all well and safe.  We'll meet again soon.



Paper:  Neenah Classic Crest Super Smooth Solar White, 140 lb cold press watercolor, Memory Box Chartreuse, SU Bermuda Bay  Ink:  Sorry, I don't remember... something blue and green  Dies:  Tutti Designs Birdhouse Garden, Paper Smooches Hello Words, Lil' Inker Silly Stitched Die Set  Other:  Cuttlebug Wicker Weave embossing folder

26 comments:

Yogi said...

cute. have a great day

Verna Angerhofer said...

Beautiful garden with the bird houses. I love the colors too.

CaroleAnn said...

Just beautiful and love your watercolor background and the bright and happy hello!!! Should bring a smile to someone's face for sure! Love the birdhouse die too!!

Kathy Krug said...

Love that background. Don't you love it when you have bits and pieces that just come together as a pretty card. Hope you had a great Memorial Day weekend.

Bonnie said...

Love these fancy birdhouses, Leslie! The watercolor background and shimmery hello are the perfect way to show them off! Isn't it nice those leftover bits go together so well?

KathyA. said...

Stopped in after seeing your card on NBUS Challenge... and am glad that I did. I think I need to seek out that great die. Looks great on your card. Thanks so much for sharing. Kathy A from myasperations.blogspot.com

Evelyn S. said...

This is such a happy card, Leslie! I really like that background...the colors are wonderful. And I'm impressed that this is a "parts" card; I never have parts that are as good as these.

Margaret said...

So cute. I love the vibrant colors of your background. It does add some pizzazz! It's amazing how you always have just the right things lying around to make an awesome card.

Pauline said...

Such a sweet card Leslie! Great background colours really make the birdhouse garden stand out. I rally like how you did two layers of the 'hello' and off set it, and the wink of stella is a nice finishing touch. So great to have pre-made parts just waiting for you. Love when that happens. So happy to see your card today. Keep well.

Cat Craig said...

Well you grabbed wonderful elements to create a beautiful card. Hugs, stay safe.

Cindy Beach said...

So glad to meet here on your blog today. I would hate to miss this sweet and pretty card! Honestly, sometimes simple is the best! I love the way you put these elements together!

Lynette said...

What a beautiful background, and such a great die! Super card, Leslie.

Nora Noll said...

I am in LOVE with that pretty background!! The white die cut and over it looks fabulous and I LOVE the matching hello with the bit of sparkle!! NICE design!!

Conniecrafter said...

Don't you love when it comes together this well, see there was a reason these were not used before, just for this time :)
I love the colors you have for the background, and the embossing goes great with the bird houses!! Like how you used similar colors in your sentiment to go with the background!

aussie aNNie said...

Love this die and what a gorgeous card. May be a quickie but gorgeous.xx

nancy littrell said...

Such a good feeling to use so many pieces from your stash boxes. Love your sweet die cut birdhouses with your pretty inked background. So much lovely texture from all your layers. TFS my friend. Love and Hugs...Nancy

Christine Alexander said...

love the die although I sometimes struggle with intricate dies :)
the white on that great mix of Blue and yellows is gorgeous so fresh :)

Darnell said...

Your QACAS card is beautiful, Leslie! The texture from the e/f, sweet birdhouses, and layered hello is amazing! Of course, I love the colors ~ same as my blog header, lol! I hope you are keeping well and thank you for sharing with everyone at NBUS! Hugs, Darnell

Maria Rodriguez. said...

I love birdhouses and, amazingly enough, I only have like 2 stamps and no dies.
Your little row of birdhouses is just darling and it looks so cheerful and beautiful with that amazing watercolor background.
The bold sentiment all glittered up, is a lovely detail.
Hugs, my friend.
Maria.

Nanny's Pansy Patch said...

Well, your quickie card turned out so cute!! It's so nice that you had these goodies already. I love the birdhouse die. I'm learning to layer things up as well for dimension. Hope you get to go camping soon!

Greta said...

Beautiful die & color combo, Leslie! I really love how you did the sentiment--great card! Hope you're doing well in spite of the world we're living in!

Loll said...

So adorable Leslie! What a great die with those sweet birdhouses! Always great when we can use things from our UFO box (or in my case, boxes). :) xx

Ros Crawford said...

We must have both been thinking birdhouse this week Lol! Terrific (quickie) card!

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful card and bird house dies-love the watercolour background
Carol x

Stacy Morgan said...

Nothing wrong with quick as this turned out cheerful and cute. I like the die cuts.

laurie said...

So cute...I love your soft background!

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