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Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge # 490 Bird Banter

Hello again and welcome to this week's Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge.  This week we have a sketch.

CCMC490

This sketch was a challenge for me, but I think it turned out great!  Here's my card.

CCMC490 Jo Anne

This card features a brand new stamp set from the Occasions catalog called Bird Banter.  Isn't it delightful!

Start with a card base of Basic Gray measuring 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, scored and folded at 4 1/4.  Emboss the front panel of the card with the Polka Dot Basics Embossing Folder.

The patterned paper can be yours for free!  It's from the Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper in the Sale-a-Bration brochure.  I just cut off a corner of the paper.  The side measurements are 2 3/4 x 4 3/4.

The branch was stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento ink on Whisper White.  The leaves were colored with the Dark Old Olive Blend.  Fussy cut the branch and leaves.

The birds were stamped on Whisper White in Memento black ink.  Color them with Blends also.  I used Light and Dark Daffodil Delight, Light and Dark Calypso Coral, Light and Dark Pool Party, Light and Dark Smoky Slate, and Light Bermuda Bay.  Cut out the birds using the Layering Circles Framelit Dies.  After I cut mine, I thought that it might have been a little faster with circle punches.  You can decide which you think is easier.

The balloon is also stamped in Memento black ink on white card stock.  Use the Light and Dark Calypso Coral Blends to color it.  You'll need to fussy cut out the balloon too.

I played around with the placement before gluing.  You'll want to make sure that the balloon is in just the right place.  Glue on the branch after the birds.

The sentiment is from the same stamp set.  Stamp in Memento black on a scrap of Pool Party.  Trim around it.

CCMC490 Bird Banter inside

Here's the inside of the card.  It's all from Bird Banter!

CCMC 490 Bird Banter

After completing the card, I will admit that I loved this challenge.  Bird Banter was not in my first preorder, but I kept coming back to it in the catalog.  I think it will be one of my favorites!

The Occasions catalog and the Sale-a-Bration brochure go live January 3rd.  If you don't have a demonstrator and you don't have these catalogs, let me know.  I'll be happy to send them to you.  You just don't want to miss them.  I've been featuring new items since December 18th.  You just might want to scroll back and see them!

Thanks for including me in part of your day!  I do appreciate it!

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