There is something of a trashy backstory to this little yellow bird card. But, don't worry, I'll get to the trash in due time.
The stamp for the little yellow bird on the flowery branch is part of a set you can get for free during Sale-A-Bration. This, along with a lovely pack of Designer Series Paper (not the one in this card, however), can be yours with a $100 purchase (before tax and shipping). Isn't it adorable?
This card measures a cute 4 1/4" square, so it will fit nicely inside a regular A2 envelope. I love square cards, as I'm sure you've heard me mention many times in the past. They just seem to have a little bit more intimacy. Do you agree?
OK. Here comes the dirt. Are you ready?
I'd been working on the most recent Paper Pumpkin kit, Lots of Pun (December 2021), and had just finished pucnhing out some diecut elements. I was about to whip the "garbage" in the wastebasket, but fortunately I glanced at it and discovered it was actually an ART SUPPLY! I trimmed it a little, and used it as the perfect square frame for around the birdy circle!
So, using this tiny inocuous frame that most people would have tossed in the garbage without a thought, I based an entire card on it.
There were some scraps of the flowery DSP lying around that I'd used on a recent project, and when I discovered how well the blues in the flowers complemented the subtle design on the throwaway frame, it seemed destined to be.
After stamping the bird on the branch in Memento Tuxedo Black ink, I took my cues from the colors in the DSP to color the bird and flowers with Stampin' Blends. The colors I used were Dark and Light Pool Party, Light Granny Apple Green and Dark Daffodil Delight. I found one of the Layering Circles dies that cut this to just the right size to fit inside of my square frame.
The photo below shows the piece a little closer.
Do you notice the fine Pool Party lined design? Perfect, eh?
All because I didn't toss something into the trash, I have an adorable little card that is suitable for nearly any occasion.