D2D Bird Balloon teaser

For today’s card, I colored up another one of the P-R-E-C-I-O-U-S birdbrains from Delightful Inspirations {from the heart}. This one came with a Happy Birthday sentiment that I decided, for some reason, meant that I must color my guy blue (blue bird of happiness… get it.) Ok, in my defense, my mind often has a mind of its own!

I have admired these images ever sense I got my first one and have enjoyed playing along with the weekly sketch challenges and monthly free image challenges. So I thought I may answer the DT call.D2D Bird Balloon

I do love sketches and found a fun one to go with my little guy him from Splitcoast Stampers SC269. Too funny… Instead of planning my card all out in advance, I just printed him and colored him first. Then had to match papers and a sketch with the right sizes around my image. I also needed to use the out of the box die technique with the balloon so it would all fit. Well, it all came together in the end but I need to remember that next time huh??


I pulled out the sewing machine for this one. I think I need to put in some darker thread – I am not as experienced with this technique as I would like to be but, hey, practice makes perfect I guess… Any tips or advice would be appreciated!

Today’s card uses:

  • From the Heart Digi Image – Birdbrain Balloon
  • Paper – turquoise scrap, DCWV Countdown stack, American Crafts Paper stack all mounted on White card from Papertrey Ink
  • Ink – Copics [Bird: B01, B02, B04, B06, YR04, YR07, YR09; Balloon: Y05, Y17, Y19; Grass:YG03, YG63, YG67]
  • Other: Rectangle and deckled Rectangle Spellbinders Die, Button, Twine


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