I found a new technique at SCS this week. I think they called it a bridge card, and some of you have probably already tired it, but it's new to me. This is a fun card because it's an easy fold, it uses up snippets of patterned paper, and you are left with a relatively small area to decorate, so it's pretty fast.
For this card, I used several coordinating snippets from an old Cosmos Cricket stack. The bird is a Tim Holtz die, which I cut from a snippet of light blue and sponged to suggest an Eastern Bluebird. The sentiment is embossed and from The Alley Way stamps.
The bird card is for these challenges:
Pixie's Snippet Playground #313 -- use snippets
SweetPea Mix It Up #38 -- anything goes
Word Art Wednesday #314 -- anything goes
CRAFT #447 -- anything goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge -- anything goes
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned paper Challenge -- use patterned paper.
I also made a card for Mrs. A's Butterfly Challenge. She lets the butterflies have the month of December off and invites the fairies and sprites to visit. My fairy stamps are kind of old, and this card does have a hint of yesteryear going on. The stamp is from Fairie Song, colored in pencils. The background is white-core paper I embossed and sanded (or actually scraped since I didn't have any sandpaper handy). Yellow grosgrain ribbon and some felt flowers finish it off.