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Monday, April 4, 2016

Bird on a Branch ~ Card Chain Challenge Reveal for March 2016

** I am sorry this is so late - I have been having some health issues lately and they have really put a dent into my crafting/blogging time.  I also want to assure you that while I am not commenting on your comments, I do read each and every one. Thank you for being so understanding!

For this month's Card Chain Challenge I chose to use the color palette.  Now, I don't think I matched the colors perfectly, but I think I did a good job considering I only used papers from my stash.  I sent this card off to Sent my card to Betty in Nebraska.

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March 2016 Card Chain Challenge Color Palette

I received my card from Helen in Ohio yesterday - isn't it beautiful!?  You can see the sparkle of the Wink of Stella if you look close. . .


What I Used to Make my Card:
Blue Card Base
White Cardstock Panel
Colored Cardstock from Stash
Spellbinders In'Spire, Plum Blossoms, #IN-046
Spellbinders Nestabilities, Labels 41, #S4-468
Distress Ink in Bundled Sage
Hello Friend Stamp, Alesa Baker Designs, Impression Obsession #A9630
Quickie Glue Pen by Sakura

This was fairly easy, except trying to glue all the flowers onto the branch!! I began by die cutting the branch (when you die cut the branch, everything is attached to it - the flowers, bird, etc. but you get separate dies to add the items in different colors) out of pale sage, then the flowers out of  deep fir.  I glued each deep fir flower over the flower on the branch and even with the Quickie Glue Pen it wasn't easy! But I did it and then set it aside to dry.

I cut a white card panel to go over my blue card base and then die cut the bird out of the same blue card. I glued the top and bottom of the bird onto the branch.  I had an idea that the Bundled Sage Distress Ink would match the pale green card I used and thankfully, I was correct.  So I stamped my little sentiment on white card, then die cut it as well as the next biggest die in the group, attached that to the corner of the card and I was done!  As always, I put the finished card under the extra floor tile I have on my desk and let it sit overnight.  Thank you SO much for stopping by and I hope you consider signing up for the Card Chain Challenge (the link will take you to the rules page) - Deborah does such a splendid job and it really is SO much fun! Please take a moment to check out all the beautiful cards that were received and sent off this month here.  Fondly, Christi

I would like to enter my card in the following challenges:
Oh La La - #201, Feathered Friends
Glitter 'n Sparkle - #182, Use a Punch or a Die
ABC Challenge - "E" is for Everything
Things to Alter (M) - #3, Anything Goes, Twist, Use Birds
Animal Friends (M) - #37, Birds
Die Cut Divas (M) - Something You Associate with Spring (Birds! I love watching the birds)
Just for Fun (M) - Birds
Outlawz Challenges (M) - Festive Fridays - Several themes, I chose National Feather Day

15 comments:

  1. very nice card. like your color scheme. thanks for joining JFF April challenge for the birds.
    stamping sue - JFFDT
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

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  2. Fantastic job with the color scheme. WOW. I didn't know what to do with that.

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  3. Sehr schön gemacht. Danke daß du bei den Animal Friends mitmachst.
    LG Dreja

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  4. A stunning card. Sorry to hear you've not been too good recently. Rest up and look after yourself. Cara x

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  5. Beautiful bird on a branch card, Christi! I love those tiny little blossoms, and admire that you were able to place the blooms so perfectly on the branch! The bird is gorgeous, too! I don't have any good size bird dies ... yet -- I'm thinking I need some of those LOL Christi, your blog is so sweet! I love your artwork! hugs, de

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  6. Delightful Christi. a really pretty card. Hope all is now well with you. Cheers

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  7. So sorry you've not been well, Christi--hope things improve soon! Lovely card--CCC is so great!

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  8. Wonderful card.
    Thank you for joining us at the Animal Friends.
    Hugs
    Kuni

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  9. This card is so stylish and sophisticated. Thank you for joining Diecut Divas April Challenge. Cathie DT

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  10. Looks really pretty, thank you for joining us at ABC Challenge. Hugs! Mojca

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  11. Stunning card and thank you for sharing with Things to Alter

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  12. Your card is lovely and great use of color and dies. Thank you for sharing with us at Just For Fun Rubber Stamps April Challenge.

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  13. Stunning card
    Thanks for joining us at Animal Friends
    Hugs Anja

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  14. Ein ganz tolles Werk. Danke für Deine Teilnahme bei den Animal Friends. Liebe Grüsse Daniela

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  15. Stunning card, love the blossoms on the branch. Thank you for sharing with us at Things To Alter this month, best of luck. Hugs Avril DT xxx

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