Saturday, May 21, 2016

Insprired By All The Little Things #16 & Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge -- Birdhouse -- Take Two

Today, I have a couple of cards to share.

If you know me, you know how much I love bike images!
I decided to use PTI's Petal Pusher to create my card.
This card started out with my using the blue woodgrain patterned papers as my full card background.
I stamped the bike on this diecut and stamped the wheels directly onto the patterned paper.
But then, I wasn't thrilled wit it.... so I diecut the bike from the panel using 
my PTI Shaker Shapes: Squares die.
I cut the frame from a piece of the darker blue woodgrain paper. 

I stamped the sentiment onto my white cardstock panel
and matted my card on a piece of the lighter blue patterned paper.
Visit Inspired By All the Little Things to see the rest of the DT's takes on the inspiration photo 
and to play along, if you'd like.
You have until Thursday, May 26th to link up your card.
 I also have another card to share that I made using the current

This time, I decided to create one large birdhouse one my card.
I cut out my patterned paper birdhouse by hand.
(It reminded me of the "olden days"  before I owned a diecutting machine and
how I would create tags for scrapbooking by starting with a rectangle,
and making pencil marks on where to trim it to make the shape!)
and adhered it to my card with dimensional adhesive.

The bird is from PTI's Spring Woods stamp set, which I stamped on its coordinating diecut.
I stamped the sentiment (from PTI's KIS: Birthday) onto a Quilted Tag banner diecut.
Remember, there's still time to play along with this
 Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge.

Thanks for looking!


merryf said...

These are lovely! I'm swooning over the birdhouse -- it's adorable!

Karen Day said...

A great Saturday morning post! I really love your bicycle card - gorgeous colours, and of course, the large bike! And your birdhouse couldn't be more perfect for the inspiration photo. Have a great weekend!

KimCreate said...

Love your bicyle card, what a great sentiment! The birdhouse card is fabulous also!

Sheri Gilson said...

Fabulous cards, Leigh! Love your take on both inspiration photos!

Ruth said...

Fabulous cards - love your bicycle. Such vibrant colours! Xx

Shelly said...

These are beautiful cards, Leigh!

Keeway Tsao said...

Wow what beautiful cards! I love your inspired card and how you framed the bicycle so that it's partially in picture! And that birdhouse one is so pretty! The vibrant colors, and your creativity to make that birdhouse is genius!

Celeste Goff said...

Two amazingly beautiful cards Leigh!!!

Cheri Burry said...

I love your take on the inspiration photo! Super cute card and I love that sentiment! The birdhouse is really pretty too!

Lisa said...

Wonderful cards Leigh! I love your floral birdhouse!!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Lovely card Leigh. That bird is so pretty and the birdhouse is amazing. Such pretty papers.

monkeylovesoliver said...

Both of your cards are wonderful! I love the bicycle and your take on the Inspired By photo. And I love the color combination for your bird. The birdhouse is really cute.

Michele Henderson said...

I love the sentiment on your fun bicycle card, Leigh! Just gorgeous!
Take care!

LauraJane:) said...

Perfect bicycle card, and I love your birdhouse.