Saturday, May 23, 2009

Love Birds

I made this card for my parent's anniversary. While I was typing this post, I realized that I always seem to make a card with birds on it every year for them...and here's another. They always remind me of love birds, even after 41 years of marriage. They are still so close and best friends after all this time. My parents are such a great role model for my brothers and I. They laid such a great foundation for us and showed real Christ-like qualities consistently. There was never any compromising when it came to the important things of life. They raised us not by just their words, but by their actions. I have been so blessed to have them in my life. I am so proud to call them my parents.

Onto the card deets. I used the love birds image from Digital Oasis for this card. As soon as I saw it, I just knew it was the one I wanted to use for this card. I love the way they are snuggled together. I colored it with Copic markers and then added some shading with Prismacolor pencils for a little more depth. I cut it out with one of the Labels Two dies and colored in the background with blue Shimmerz chalk. This is my all-time favorite technique for backgrounds. The patterned paper is from My Mind's Eye Everyday Tango stack and I used Spring Moss as my card base. The tag is a marking tag that I picked up at Staples. They come in a package of 100 for only a couple of dollars and they are such a great size. I love these! I stamped the sentiment from Mega Mixed Messages in Prussian Blue and stamped the swirl over it in Spring Moss. I adhered the tag and the image with mounting tape. The bow is made with Spring Moss grossgrain ribbon.

That's all for now. I hope everyone has a fantastic weekend and a great holiday Monday, if you live in the US. I am so excited that we only have three more days left of school after this long weekend. I have so many big plans for the summer. I don't know how I am going to manage to complete them all, but I am going to give it my best shot.

Have a blessed weekend!

Stamps-image (Digital Oasis), sentiment (PTI), swirl (HOTP)
Ink-Palette Prussian Blue, Spring Moss (PTI)
Paper- Everyday Tango (MME), Spring Moss (PTI)
Accessories-Labels Two dies, Copic markers, Prismacolor pencils, marking tag (Avery), Shimmerz chalks, mounting tape, Spring Moss grossgrain ribbon (PTI)


Lesly said...

What a beautiful card! Your coloring is fabulous!

Anne said...

This is lovely Karen-as is the story of your parents!

Becky said...

This is a beautiful card, and what a blessing to have parents like you have.

Sara said...

Beautiful card, love the birds, and your coloring.

Leigh Ann Baird said...

Finally, I can get on here and leave a comment! I love the snuggly birds and it's a perfect anniversary card. Have a great weekend! School's out here in my part of TN and the kids are waiting for the pool to open.

Gina Lindsay said...

What a great tribute to your parents. My parents just celebrated 41 years too, you and I are them same age too, how funny! Love your card, it is very pretty, love the paper you used.

Michelle said...

Awwee this is reaallllllyy nice...I really like it...he colors fab and nice job on the coloring... :)

Katy Myhre said...

Great card! I love the coloring. I also rec'vd your application for the DT. Can't wait to make the announcements!

Unknown said...

This is very, very pretty! Love the nesties shape!