Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Gem Bird, 3 Challenges

This card took me a fabulously long time; the rhinestones around the bird (meant to represent wind) are loose rhinestones from Joann's.  It took me the better part of a chick-flick to attach all those tiny, unruly things by hand!  I'm certain there's more than a few of them lost in the carpet...

As for the challenges, here they are:
1) Creative Card Crew #35: Ribbons and Gems
2) My Time to Craft #84: So Many Scallops

Usually I am not quick enough to play with the inspiringly productive gals at 365 Cards, but hopefully I can catch some of their great energy.  This time I think it was mainly luck that I was feeling like making a bird-themed card on the day they were! :)

To make the scallops I removed the corner guard from my small lime-green EK Success corner rounder and scalloped away into the sunset.  This is a great solution for getting the most out of a great tool.  You can find these little corner rounders at WalMart.  I'd like to find a bigger one so that I can make two sizes.

Materials used on this card:

DCWV Textured Cardstock Brights stack
Kraft White Mini Dot by Making Memories
"Scallop Stripe" from the Funky Vintage Lizzie Collection of 6x6 embellishment papers (Making Memories)

Gem Bird stamp from Inkadinkado clear acrylic set
3mm rhinestones from JoAnns
Multi-colored brads from Spare Parts
American Crafts Trademarks large "Jack" Rub-on letters
BIC Mark-it Markers
3/8-inch white ribbon

X-Acto blade
Marvy Uchida flower punches
EK Success small corner rounder (for scallops)

Thank you for visiting, have a great day and happy crafting all!



  1. Gorgeous colours and I love the layout!

  2. This is stunning i love the image and all the gems the colours are fab.Thanks for taking part in the CCC Challenge.
    Paula xxxx

  3. Oooh Kathryn that bird is absolutely gorgeous, thanks for joining in the fun at MTTC this week.

    Pat xx

  4. love the bling on the bird great card thanks for joining in at MTTC hugs x

  5. wow love the bird - beautiful card - thanks for joining in MTTC challenge x

  6. Wonderful card, love the gem detail, your hard work definately paid off.
    Thanks for playing along at CCC this week.
    Sam x

  7. This is gorgeous in every detail - and it perfectly fits the 365 challenge, since you don't need to use feathers on your card, you just need to be inspired by them :)

  8. beautiful card and i LOVE all the bling :0)

  9. Oh Kathryn this is such a stunning card hunny, i love all that bling, truly gorgeous! thank you for joining in with the CCC challenge this week and good luck, hugs Linda x

  10. Absolutely stunning card, simply beautiful! Thanks for joining in with the MTTC Challenge this week, hope to see you again next time.

  11. Stunning card! Wow! I cannot even see that tiny bling, so I bow to you for sticking it on one-by-one!

    And don't worry about doint the "challenges" right at 365 Cards. It's all for inspiration. And they tease me a lot for bending the rules, so I have to get Pam back once in a while. You do have feathers on your card...they just are stamped ones! LOL

  12. Wow you have a lot of patience! Beautiful card, thanks for taking part in the MTTC challenge xx

  13. this is beautiful, the gems may have taken you a long time but they were worth it.

    Great to see you at Creative Card Crew this week


  14. wow! This is stunning :)



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