Hey there! Are you ready for a busy week here at Busy with the Cricky? I have a new project to share each day this week beginning with today's Bitten by the Bug 2 weekly challenge. Our amazing design team sister, Jayne, selected this weeks challenge - Bird and Branch. I had fun with this challenge and I hope that you decide to join the BBTB2 design team and participate in our weekly challenge.
I used two cartridges to create this card - Art Philosophy (which is available HERE through my Close To My Heart on-line store) and Home Decor. The branch is actually a cherry blossom cut from Home Decor, but I changed it to a "generic yellow flowering shrub"! The frame, corner flourish, double layer flowers and the bird were all from Art Philosophy. I could have used a branch from AP also, but I really liked this delicate flowering branch. I cut the AP flowers and placed them over the flowers on the branch. I think made five larger flower and used them to embellish the flourish.
This sideways view allows you to see more of layering on this card. I did not use pop dots, but I did only add glue to the center of the flower cuts. I finished each flower with a CTMH small gem. I used generic light blue ribbon to finish the card.
I did not add a sentiment because I decided to wait until I use the card so that the sentiment will match the occasion. This is just another way of keeping options open!
Please do go by the Bitten by the Bug 2 blog and check out the inspiration the design has created for you this week. We truly love your comments and your participation in our weekly challenges.
The January Stamp of the Month is called Happy Valentine's. It is a beautiful seven piece stamp set that is prefect for cards, scrapbook page layouts, and tags.
This wonderful stamp set is available from January 1 - 30 only. Retail price is $17.95, but with a $50.00 purchase the stamp can be added to your order during checkout for only $5.00!!!
Thanks for stopping by today. I will be back tomorrow with a new project to share!!