Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Birds That Daydream

I went all whimsical today.  The images on my card are from two digital sets from Daydream Designs.  The birds and birdhouse are from Birds and Bees Digi Set.  I started with a blank page in Publisher.  I inserted the birdhouse with the mama bird on her nest.  The papa bird on the leaf branch was a separate image.  I fit it at the bottom of the birdhouse.  The little baby bird is another separate image.  I layered it to sit on the branch between the leaves.  Clever, huh?  The birds are not really a family in the set but because I could size them the way I wanted they became a family.  You must try working with digital images.

I have always been a die hard stamp addict but this is a whole new level of creativity.  Don't fret the how to's.  An instruction sheet on working with digital images comes with every order.

The sentiment comes from a set appropriately named, Birds and Bees Sentiments.  I wanted a sun image that would go along with the encouragement of the sentiment and found just the one in another digital set called, Sunshine and Rain Color Digi Set.  Yep, the images are already colored!  No markers required.

At first I printed the sun and decided it was too large as it needed to feel part of the background.  So I resized it, made it smaller and printed it again.  Impossible with rubber stamps.  I cut out the sun and popped it up with some foam dots.  A 5 x 5 piece of More Mustard cardstock and a sheet of blue-green chevron paper from MME and the card was complete.

I've been loving all your comments.  Thank you!


  1. So sweet and pretty! Love all the white space!

  2. Love, love this! So the whimsical look.

  3. I love your birdie family!! This is such a pretty card!!

  4. Hello Vickie,

    I just found your blog and had to comment about the background paper you used for your little bird card. I am not a big fan of "chevron" pattern, but I think I will reconsider it now. When I first looked at the card I thought you had used a paper with tiny hearts as the background. To me it looks that way at the top where the white paper meets the chevron background. I like being able to play around with different patterns to achieve a unique look. Very pretty card!