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Thursday, July 01, 2010

Guess who's Guest Designer at Copic Creations?

Me! Not only am I the Guest Designer, but Tiffany Doodles is also the official sponsor for this July 1 challenge! The theme is "Birds" and each of their Team Members has chosen one of my bird digi stamps to create some beautiful and inspirational cards! Be sure to check out their blog for some inspiration!

For my card I chose the Warbler 2 stamp and colored this beautiful little guy true to life, bright yellow all over! This is a male yellow warbler and has a few brown streaks on his belly, the females have very faint brown streaks! Yellow warblers are so cute & are often mistaken for 'wild canaries'.  They make a beautiful fast chipping call/song that sounds like "sweet-sweet-sweet summer sweet".  You could say I'm a bird lover/watcher, and I really enjoy photographing them.  You'll find lots of bird digi stamps at Tiffany Doodles with tons more on the way!  The sentiment for my card was inspired by my trip to Bath & Body works this past weekend, they are having a "hello yellow" sale!  When you walk into the store instead of saying "hello" they say "yellow".  Cute.

Here are a few details about my card.  I created a 3.75" square document in Photoshop b/c I planned to use my Nestabilities Die Cut (standard large circle set) to cut out a circle around the sentiment.  (I used the 3.75" die cut).  In photoshop, I drew a circle path and typed my sentiment along the path.  Then drew another path and typed a long line of dots around that path.  Next, I brought in my digi and pasted it in the middle and resized to fit.  You'll notice a small touch of his tail is sticking out over the edge.  Before I die cut the circle shape I cut around the very edge of the tail and lifted it over the metal die cut so that the tail wouldn't cut off.
Next, I printed an additional bird in the same size so I could place it on top of the first one to add a little dimension.  I colored this bird and cut out with my sharp scissors and smeared on some yellow stickles with my finger.  While the birdie was drying his feathers, I did a little stitching with some light red embroidery thread.  After sewing the pretty paper to the die cut circle card stock I glued that onto a yellow piece of card stock .  Next I punched 1 1/2" circles on white card stock and then glued my pretty paper on top of those for sturdiness.   Here is my material list:
  • Warbler Digi Stamp -
  • Copics: Y08, Y15, E55
  • Yellow Stickles
  • Nestabilities Standard Circle Small
  • Paper - My Minds Eye - Bloom & Grow
  • Gina K white card stock
  • Embroidery Thread, Needle, Paper Peircer
  • 1 1/2" Circle Punch

Hope you like this card and my little yellow warbler! Check out Tiffany Doodles for more photo realistic birds and drawings.


Virginia L. said...

Stunning, stunning card, Tiffany! I am amazed at the image of the Warbler and the fantastic design. Thanks for the tutorial....Wow! Two words for you "You ROCK", girl!

Jane Wetzel said...

just gorgeous! so happy u are with us for this FUN challenge Tiffany!:)

mycardz said...

Hi Tiffany!! I sooo agree with the first comment - You ROCK!! Seriously, your card is soooooooo gorgeous! What an awesome layout and design on this one. And, your stitching and pattered paper are just perfect! I love it and you know I love all your images! I'm a true fan. I'm so thrilled to have you as our sponsor this week! I hope it brings some new faces your way. Thanks again for everything! You're awesome! hugz, Mary

Jodi said...

Hi Tiffany!! This really is a very pretty bird, and I love the way you colored and gave it that sparkle!! The way you pieced your card together with all the details really accents the image perfectly!!
No, I didn't airbrush the bird, I actually hand colored him. The only thing airbrushed was the sky. =)
Thanks for this fun challenge!!
Jodi =)

"Kirby" (KrB) said...

Your "hello yellow" warbler is gorgeous, Tiffany. You did a beautiful job coloring him, and your bird images are gorgeous. Thanks so much for sponsoring our challenge and for supplying us with such gorgeous images. I think the DT created some gorgeous cards for this challenge and I'm so glad you got to be guest designer.

Grenouille Greetings said...

What a pretty birdy and a lovely card! Happy birthday for the 7th too! Warmest wishes, Lesley

Cheryl said...

This is gorgeous! I love the image. Your coloring is fabulous.

Happy early Birthday!

Anonymous said...

I've just discovered your blog. Wow you are a very talented lady.
Congratulations and many thanks for sharing.
AOK, Ireland

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