2 Little Birdies

Happy Monday!
Time for a new challenge at Paper Makeup and since it's the first challenge of the month, that means it's Anything Goes!  We're also having our August Guest Designer call, so run on over and join in!!

I tried something a little different and a bit out of my normal comfort zone for my card.  I attempted to do a color challenge...these are never easy for me and I'm not sure why.  But I gave it my best shot, and while I'm not 100% in love with this card, I do still like it and it was fun to put together.
The color challenge is from Always Playing with Paper to use kraft, coral, pink, and green.  My selection of coral paper is pretty slim but I found one that I felt could work in my scraps.  For the background, I used a stencil I cut out with my Silhouette and did some double inking, starting with a white pigment ink, and then shifting the stencil a little before layering on the pink pigment ink.  It's super cute and I love how it turned out!  Will be doing that again for sure!

I used my Lin & Lene heart border die along the edge, but completely forgot that I only wanted to partially cut it out...so I had to improvise with it and decided that leaving just a little gap between the papers would work out well.  I tied a simple knot in the green ribbon.  I didn't want to do a big giant bow, felt that would be too distracting and I couldn't find a proper placement for it.

Then I printed off my image from the Tweet Things set from Paper Makeup, colored it in with my pencils and fussy cut it all out.  My first attempt at the image did not work out so well...it was about an inch and a half too small and was lost to the background...so I reprinted it much larger and tried again.  To finish it all off, I scattered some pink gems around the image, some glitter pen and a little heart covered in glossy accents.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
    A Gem of a Challenge #123-Animals
    Always Playing with Paper #10-Sketch and Color Combo

     Totally Gorjuss #243-Bling

Thanks for stopping by!! <3


  1. Lots of things I like on this card, the sweet birds, the polka dot background, the satiny bow.. and yes that fancy die cut heart border!

  2. Such an adorable card, everything about it blends together for a soft peaceful look. I spotted this on MelJens site.

  3. This is a fabulous card, such lovely colours.
    Thank you for joining us at A Gem of a Challenge.

  4. You did a great job with the colours, Emily! I love the die cut border and the beautiful birds! Thank you for joining us at The Challenge!

  5. SUPER cute and bright and SO VERY Cheerful!!!! Love the sweet love birds! Thanks so much for joining us at The Challenge!

  6. Fabulous and love the sentiment ...thanks for joining us at A Gem Of A Challenge!
    Helen x