Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Two Birds of a Feather...

So hard to pick a favorite!! I do so love our Bird Punch!! Here I used a Basic Black based card, I adhered Real Red to the top of my card front. I then punched out a 'Moon'. I ran these three layers thru our Big Shot with the Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder (created a 'man in the moon' effect on the moon). HERE you can see I was torn between the two moons - either a 1 1/4" Circle punch in White or the Heart Punch in White.. hmmm...
The Bird Punch with branches was adhered on top of the textured/embossed card. I did the branches first.. then the birds.... the 'Your a Gem' Stamp set (from the Occasions Mini)coordinated perfectly with the tiny oval punch from our Holiday Mini... so I stamped the sentiment 'It's the Little Things' on White and punched it out.. using SNAIL to adhere it on.

(As ANY Mom and Dad can attest to - it's the little things that gets one thru... and a moment of quiet that this card represents... sigh... I long for such moments w/ our kids about.)
The 'Heart' Moon was Impressed w/ the Texture going into the card...
The Circle Moon vs. the Heart Moon is a hard choice.. My hubby likes this card the best!! (He'll get one sent to his office as a surprise.. he, he, he.)

This card was similar to a Owl punched card seen on LNSstampers group... I can't remember by whom but I do so love the concept... I don't have the Owl punch but I do so love our bird punch... and it reminds me of those quiet moments when the kids go down to bed... that I can see my hubby (before I fall asleep on the couch... sigh).

The Embossing on the Circle Moon was impressed out... hmm... a favorite??
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