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Monday, January 10, 2011

OCC....Hey There Chickadee!

Good Monday Morning Peeps!!!

Today I am sharing a card made with the Our Creative Corner Challenge, Hey Chickadee!

I took a very literal interpretation on the challenge. They had a beautiful winter picture of a chickadee. Here it is:

I have seen this bird made with the Stampin' Up two step bird punch and I knew I wanted to give it a try. I just googled for a chickadee image and made mine. I first punched the bird with whisper white and then with basic black and then with basic gray. I used a pencil and drew out the pieces for the bird. I cut away what I didn't need and glued it together. I punched out a basic gray wing and added it to the bird with a dimensional. I punched out the leaf stem with some chocolate chip card stock and cut down the leaves and used my 1/4 inch circle punch, (retired) and punched out some circles with cherry cobbler card stock. I added them to the stem with a bit of glue and then added some crystal effects over the "berries" to give them a bit of shine. The sentiment comes from the retired Really Retro stamp set and is stamped with black stazon. I punched out with the word window punch and then feed back into the punch to trim the ends. I punched out another word window with cherry cobbler and matted the sentiment. I wrapped one end around the edge of the panel and added some mini black brads. I pierced three corners with my piercing tool and mat pack.

The base of the card is whisper white and I followed that with some basic gray that was embossed with my Swiss dot EF. I added some cherry cobbler seam binding ribbon and made a bow.

I am also using this card for this weeks CAS challenge on splitcoast, A Day in the Snow, chickadees are snow birds!!!

Well, that is all from me today, Thanks so much for stopping by and HAPPY STAMPING!!!



Dawn Easton said...

Wow girl! This is awesome! Fantastic take on that challenge!!!

Marisa said...

Totally adorable, Chickadee, Vicki!!! That punch is on my to get list for February. Can't wait to make one myself. Loving the berries you added to the twig too.

Kim said...

so pretty! this will for sure be on my punch inspiration blog post tomorrow. TFS

Jodi said...

I love this card. Very nice.
I so like your work.

Wanda Cullen said...

LOVE the magic you worked with this punch to create a chickadee! Too cute!

Deb said...

well done, very nice card :)

Wendy said...

I love this! VERY nicely done, Vicki!

Wendy J. said...

Awh, another beautiful card from Vicki! Love that bird! Thanks for playing along with Our Creative Corner again this week, Vicki!

Diane Gilbert said...

Vicki this is awesome!! I LOVE your take on this week's inspiration challenge. I have to give this chickadee punch a try! Thanks for playing along with 'Our Creative Corner' this week!

Lori Rider said...

This is so cute! I just love how you turned the bird punch into a chickadee - it's awesome! The berries and colors are beautiful too. Thanks so much for playing along with the OCC!