Sunday, April 27, 2014

Spring Birthday Card!

I made this card for my Mom's birthday when I realized that she really did not like cats. I had always thought that her dislike was a pretense. I was surprised to discover that she really does not like cats and is actually a bit frightened of them. Very odd. My Dad didn't like cats either, which further supports the theory that they got me at Gimbels (a very old, very defunct department store).

Mom really does like birds as did my Dad. So I figured that she would like this card. I was right.

Here it is!

The images are all from Paper Artsy's JOFY Collection 15. The birds, branch, leaves, flowers, and bird house were all stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink, colored with Copic markers, and fussy cut. By the way, my husband and daughter have blue eyes. I have brown eyes. Hence the coloration for the birds' eyes. :D

The patterned papers are from scraps of hoarded Basic Grey papers. I used Memory Box's Grass and Delicate Chain dies. Part of Poppy Stamps' Antique Lamp die was used as the pole for the sentiment, which is a justjohanna/Odd Bird Planet stamp.

Thanks for visiting today!

I shall enter this in the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenges: Big Stamp (that branch is really BIG)


  1. Quirky adorable, Kathi! (Guess I should have said quirky cute, Kathi. Instead. That would have been better alliteration.)
    Love the fun little scene you created with your die cuts and stamps! Love the reasoning behind the eye colors, too, lol! :^)
    I bet your mom loved this--how could she not.
    Hugs, Penny

  2. I prefer this over a cat-card as I do NOT like cats either. In fact I hate the 10 or so neighbours' cats doing their business in my garden... Rant over... This is a lovely card and it doesn't surprise me that she liked it.
    Corrie x

  3. This is stunning! Thanks so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! - Ashli :)

  4. Wow! This is awesome! Love the coloring and the beautiful details.
    What a wonderful project, all of the details are stunning!It's very inspiring.

  5. An adorable card for your mum's birthday. Isn't it amazing how we continue to learn about those we thought we knew so well! ;-)

  6. Hi Kathi
    This is a very cute card fot your mothers birthday.
    Thanks for playing with us at Addicted to Stamp.
    Greetings, Danoesja

  7. Cute and fun. That bird on the LHS looks a little surprised. You are right, BIG branch LOL

  8. Very cute card for any bird-lover! Love the dimension from the chain but the best thing is those very quirky, fun little dudes :)

  9. Absolutely adorable Kathi, i miss this cute PA plate boohoo haha :))) your mum must have been thrilled with it mmmm.. hugs

  10. Wonderful! I love your use of the "Big Stamp." That branch IS big! I am not a "cat" person either, but I do love the JOFY birds. Adorable! Thank you for joining us for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. I hope that you'll be able to join us this week too for our "yellow" challenge. Thanks again. I loved seeing your work. ~Michelle