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.

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


  1. very nice card. like your color scheme. thanks for joining JFF April challenge for the birds.
    stamping sue - JFFDT

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

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

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

  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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  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.

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

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

  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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