This is the card (front) that I made to swap at the Inkredibles Winter Gathering that was held this past Saturday. My Stampin' Up Upline Debbie is an East Coast Orphan which means that her Upline lives too far away to give her one-on-one assistance building her business. So this wonderful group "The Inkredibles" led by an equally wonderful woman named Tina have adopted us. We are called the Paperazzi. And, I am lucky enough to be able to also take part in their events. There were more than 60 demonstrators at the event on Saturday and there were great swaps, demonstrations, and an information session that has sparked me to start this blog.
Here's the recipe for the card that I swapped: (All Stampin' Up Materials)
Stamps: A Little Birdie Told Me, Pretty Petals
Paper: Confetti White, Certainly Celery, Brilliant Blue, Ballet Blue, Cameo Coral, Black
Ink: Black Stazon, Ballet Blue, Cameo Coral, Tempting Turquoise, Versamark
Additional: Cert. Celery 1/4" grosgrain ribbon, large oval, photo corner, and 1/4" punches
I used my aquapainter to color the little bird, and yes, he is colored as a true Eastern Bluebird should be. The punch bird is actually hinged at the top of his head with just a paper hinge, so that when you pull up on his beak you can read the message on the inside.