Lately, I have felt like I have been struggling to be creative, but last night I let out all the stops and just had fun! I LOVED making this card - it just all came together and was a joy to make. Don't you love when that happens? I wanted to make a "congratulations" card to enter in the Gallery Idol Season Five competition - you can click on the link to read more about it. Basically, it is the "American Idol" of cardmaking! I know the odds of being one of the 20 finalists out what will most likely be hundreds of entries is pretty slim, but I still couldn't resist joining in on the fun!
I used Unity Stamps for this card - the bird image is from the new May 2010 KOTM, and the sentiment is from the January 2011 KOTM. I did a little paper piecing on the bird image and added some bling with my Jolee's heat set tool. Did a bunch of machine stitching and inking as well. Added some velvety lace and pearls that I hand stitched together, and finished with a button that I punched with my Martha Stewart button punch and tied with a bit of black floss.