Saturday, February 19, 2011

You are my sunshine, Bird

Life has conspired against my crafty time this past week - so to make up for lost time this card fulfills the requirements for FIVE challenges - Get Sketchy #75, PTI's Make It Monday #2 - Vellum Sentiment, Embellish Magazines Color Challenge with Birds, CARDS Challenge Gallery, and last but not least, Moxie Fab World Challenge:  Get Daring with Decorative Tape!  Whew - that's some productive multi-tasking!
 To "get daring" with tape I used two different blue tapes and layered them diagonally on a piece of cardstock -
Lifted every other strip and wove the tape until I ended up with a kind of fun plaid (I love plaid and argyle - I have on argyle socks right now - slippers and sweat pants too but it is late and I should be in bed, so no judging!) and used the Tim Holtz Caged Bird die by Sizzix to cut out the bird.  I also used Tim Holtz Decorative tape to make the musical background behind the bird so I should get brownie points for using tape twice (right, Cath)?!
Anyhoo, a stamped sentiment (Papertrey Ink - Fillable Frames #3), Cappuccino baker's twine (The Twinery), glitter (Martha Stewart) and a few buttons from my stash finish up this card - Sleep tight!

14 comments:

jen said...

whew! I'm tired just THINKING of all of those challenges! :D
This is fab- that tape bird is VERY moxie fab! and you know how I feel about glitter!!
xoxo

ferrellgraph-x said...

Hmmm I really liked the plaid "paper" you created. I'm thinking a golf card for my husband now.
Kindest regards,
Jennifer Ferrell

Susan Raihala said...

I tried this technique on a much smaller scale and no criss-crossing. Your way is MUCH better! Love the effect of the layering!

Kimberly Jones said...

What cute little plaid birdie! You took multi-tasking to a whole new level! Love that decorative tape!

Karen B. said...

This is beautiful, and a great idea for tape.

PapierGirl said...

Wow...what a clever idea for the use of decorative tape! I love this card and all the elements you have used! Thanks for joining us this week at GS! :)

veronica said...

i love the circle center with the musical notes, and the buttons are cute too.

Crafty Cre8tions said...

Very neat work with the tape! Love the card for the Embellish challenge too :)

Anke said...

Absolutely stunning Michelle, I love your bird card.

Greetings from Germany
Anke

yyam said...

A truly well-composed piece! All the elements just work so well together. The decorative tape bird is just brilliant! :)

Thanks for joining us at Get Sketchy! :)

Courtney Baker said...

This is brilliant and so cute!

Cath said...

Hey Michelle! Thanks for entering the Get Daring with Decorative Tape challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

Mariana Grigsby said...

Wow! I love the way you use that decorative tape!!! Brilliant! Lovely card! Thanks for playing along with us!

Charlene Austin said...

Oh I could not love that little bird more!! Everything about this is fantastic! Thanks so much for joining Embellish.