Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Winter Bird Houses.....

Hello dear friends: I know we are in the middle of Spring but the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge is all about bird houses so I made this card with one of a few stamps of bird houses I have.
I'm also entering this card to the Ruby's Rainbow challenge #129, we are asked to use a transparent element on our card, this is Vellum but it's the thicker kind, I hope you can see it. I stamped the sentiment on a piece of it, I promise you, I used Vellum for this card!

This image is called Tree Trunk Bird Houses from Northwoods Rubber Stamps, love this scene.
I stamped it onto a piece of thick Vellum because I wanted to try to color it with my SU markers in the back, which came out really pretty. I added a few "snowflakes" with a gel pen. 
The pattern paper is from Lili of the Valley and the sentiment is from a retired Flourishes set.
I like what it says, Nature is all around us, we just have to pay attention.
Here is a look at the finished inside.

I also love this sentiment, small acts of kindness mean a lot and they will reward you, I feed the birds and the other little critters around my house and they return the favor by allowing me to see their beautiful feathers and furry bodies come to the feeders every day. I've even seen the babies being fed perched near by and baby squirrels and chipmunks eating the seeds, just beautiful and grand.
This is the banner that inspired my card.

And Rubby's Rainbow.
Ruby's Rainbow

Thank you for stopping by today, until next time, happy stamping.
Hugs from Maria.


Sonny said...

Perfect card for this time of the year. Pretty colors too ! My feeders are busy busy now with all kinds of colorful birds
Yes, I can see the velum (I think) giggle !!

Patti Willey said...

Wow that is a beautiful stamp Maria! We don't feed the birds, I have a hunter of a cat that would catch them and decapitate them ya, it's not pretty! But I love your card!!

Leigh Penner said...

What a great stamp -- so perfect for the challenge! Great take on the inspiration photo!

Maria A. said...

Thank you Sonny, so glad you can see the Vellum, LOL!!
the feeders are the gathering place, love to see this beautiful birds perched on them.

Maria A. said...

Yikes!! a hunter of a kitty?? sheeesh!!
Thank you for stopping by Patti.

Maria A. said...

Thank you Leigh.

Neva Cole said...

So pretty Maria! I love using vellum, it is beautiful accent here! Thank you for playing along with our Transparent Element Challenge at Ruby's Rainbow Challenges.

Shaz Earl said...

Great card!

Thank you for sharing with us at Ruby's Rainbow Challenges hugs Shaz x