I have a special card today for a sweet friend who is celebrating a birthday! You probably already know Kara from the 12 Kits group, her Friday Inspiration File, and her beautiful creations on her blog, K and R Designs. Some of Kara's friends organized a blog hop to wish her a wonderful day, so be sure to scroll down to see the full list of links.
For this card, I wanted to try my hand at a skewed panel, as they seem to be very popular at the moment. I chose some festive paper from My Mind's Eye, cut it at an angle, and used a circle punch to make a negative space in one corner.
I knew I had to use a bird in my design, as Kara loves all things bird-related. This one is from WPlus9. I stamped the feet on the sentiment banner, then stamped the bird's body onto scrap white cardstock and cut it out to pop up in the negative space.
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink (Hawaiian Shores), WPlus9 Design Studio (White)
Patterned paper: My Mind's Eye
Stamps: WPlus9 Design Studio (Woodgrain Silhouettes Additions), Mama Elephant (Soiree)
Ink: Hero Arts (Ocean)
Tool: circle punch
Other: Michaels (sequins)
Here's the list of designers who have special posts today to wish Kara a happy birthday!
Christina (that's me!)LeighLynnMichelle
Be sure to stop by and leave some love for Kara, too!
Have a great day!