Friday, January 2, 2015

Birdie Cheers!

This week's challenge at The Outlawz Coloring Challenges is Birds, in honor of National Bird Day, which will be celebrated on Monday, January 5th!

Here's some information about National Bird Day!
  • The beauty, songs, and flight of birds have long been sources of human inspiration.
  • Today, nearly 12 percent of the world's 9,800 bird species may face extinction within the next century, including nearly one-third of the world's 330 parrot species.
  • Birds are sentinel species whose plight serves as barometer of ecosystem health and alert system for detecting global environmental ills.
  • Many of the world's parrots and songbirds are threatened with extinction due to pressures from the illegal pet trade, disease, and habitat loss.
  • Public awareness and education about the physical and behavioral needs of birds can go far in improving the welfare of the millions of birds kept in captivity.
  • The survival and well-being of the world's birds depends upon public education and support for conservation.
This is the reason for National Bird Day! Click on this link to learn more!!
You should definitely enter this challenge. All you need is to do is color an open line image of a bird with any colorant you choose! You should also visit my Outlawz Coloring Challenge Teamies' blogs for inspiration! Carla, Penny, and Laine are seriously talented!

This card also qualifies for the Anything Goes challenge over at Stampotique Designers Challenge Blog! You can use any hand-stamped image for this challenge and can win a fabulous prize! This challenge ends next Monday, January 5th at 11:59 EST. 

Here's my card which uses Stampotique's Birdy Shoes (Kira Nichols) and Banner (France Papillon).

Birdy Shoes was stamped three times with Tuxedo Black Memento ink, colored with Copic markers, fussy-cut, and edged with black marker. The birds' beaks were touched with Clear Gelly Glaze pen to make them dimensional and shiny. 

Banner was also stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink onto yellowish-green patterned paper from the Kioshi 6x6 pad by Basic Grey, colored with Copic markers, fussy-cut, edged with black marker, and set aside.  

Translucent vellum was die-cut with my Layered Champagne Glass die by Die-namics. The champagne part was colored with Copic markers, then the champagne flute and champagne were run through my Xyron machine to add adhesive to them. They were layered and adhered to blue patterned paper from the Kioshi 6x6 pad by Basic Grey, then outlined with a N01 Copic marker.

The three colored and fussy-cut Birdy Shoes images were adhered to the blue cardstock, then outlined with N0, N01, N02 Copic markers. Teamwork prevailed and the top bird lucked out and got to partake of the bubbly. However, they do plan on taking turns so each birdy gets a chance to enjoy the champagne. I know this because I was told by a little birdy...

Anyway, I digressed. Patterned paper from the Sweet Threads 6x6 pad by Basic Grey was layered with the blue patterned paper from the Kioshi pad. All edges were sponged with Gathered Twigs Distress ink.

The Banner image was wonkily adhered over the layered patterned papers (to cover a slight oops). Vellum was die-cut with the bubbles die from the Tiny Bubbles die set by Memory Box and this was adhered to the card front. 

Yellowish-green patterned paper from the Kioshi 6x6 pad by Basic Grey was die-cut with a very old QuicKutz arrow die. The arrow's edges were sponged with Gathered Twigs Distress ink. A leftover piece of blue patterned paper was die-cut using the Cheers die by Elizabeth Craft Designs, then adhered to the arrow.

Thanks for visiting today!

I shall enter this card in the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create: Anything Goes
7 Kids College Fund Challenge Blog: Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenges: Anything Goes


  1. This is so very cute Kathi. Sending Happy New Year greetings and every good wish for 2015,

  2. Kat! Gorgeous and one heck of a cute card! I love it: The adorable birds and they way you layered them, banner at the top, vallum for the champagne, everything!
    Happy New Year and Thank you for playing at
    Hugz, Colleen

  3. Hope your little birdies didn't drink too much! Hard to fly when you're inebriated. Don't ask me how I know...
    Love this card, Kathi! It is wonderfully designed & constructed, beautifully colored, and hilarious to boot! I love, love, love it! :^)
    Hugs and Happy New Year, Penny

  4. This is a great card, Kathi. Love the stacked birds sipping champagne !
    Corrie x

  5. Hahaha, just FABULOUS Kathi!!!! Hugs and Happy New Year again, I hope your 2015 is magnificent, full of love and wonderful creativity!

  6. Very pretty card! Thanks for joining our challenge at