4/13/2016 Update: This tag card was a Top Three winner at the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.
One of the pleasures of living in Arizona is having Hummingbirds all year. In the winter months, they migrate from the north and the feeders are loaded with them. These tiny little creatures are feisty, quarreling among themselves while vying for a turn at the feeder tubes. Now that April has arrived, they will begin their journeys back north. Right now, just a few have left and there is still a fair sized crowd awaiting breakfast each morning. In another three weeks, most of them will be gone and we will be back to our normal Hummingbird population.
My card was inspired by several challenges for design, theme and colors:
1. Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #154
2. Fab Friday Color Challenge #84
3. Tag You're It Photo Inspiration Challenge #44
Creative with Stamps #1
My design includes the birthday card and a tag that fits into a pocket that will also hold a gift card, check or cash.
A bird was stamped and colored with alcohol markers. The tag was made from the bird panel and three of the four corners were punched for added design. Tiny flowers were also stamped on the tag and die cut flowers were added to show the bird feeding. A slit was punched into the top of the tag, it was also matted with cardstock and ribbon was run through it and then tied with a piece of Baker's twine.
For additional information and challenge fun visit the blogs AHSC154, FabFriday84, CWS1 and TYI44!
Techniques: Stamping, coloring, sponging, die cutting, fussy cutting, punch cutting, inlay
Size: A2 (4.25" x 5.5")
Materials are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted:
Stamps: Remembering Your Birthday; Inkadinkadoo Patterned Birds
Inks: Pool Party, Calypso Coral, So Saffron; Memento Tuxedo Black; Spectrum Noir alcohol markers
Cardstock: Whisper White, Pool Party, Calypso Coral, So Saffron
DSP: Best Day Ever Collection and scraps from stash
Dies: Verve Award Banners, Lil' Inker Designs Perky Posies
Punches: Bitty Butterfly, Curvy Corner
Misc.: Thick twine, ribbon, Dimensionals; gems from stash