Somewhere Over the Rainbow …

…bluebirds fly.

At Craft Your Passion it’s technique time!In fact we’d like to see EASEL CARDS.If you’d like to play along please click the link.There’s the chance to win some digi stamps and take a look at the fabulous DT cards! 

I decided to do something a little different and use acetate. As I was using Bird Flight from Lauretta’s Digital Stamps  I thought I’d make it appear as if the bird was actually flying.It’s attached with a thin strip of acetate which is fixed at the top of the card behind the strip of ‘sky’.I also resized and flipped the image to make the small birds carry the banner.The top row of flowers have been created by a kind of paper piecing method.I first punched the top edge of the green paper,then punched some pink paper,carefully cut along the bottom of the strip and then glued it over the top.The flowers growing up the fence have been individually cut from another punched strip.

Supplies :
Image – Lauretta’s Digital Stamps
Sentiment – See D’s Celebrations set
Mediums – Promarkers;White Opal Liquid Pearls
Papers – K & Co;acetate from my stash
Tools – Martha Stewart Hydrangeas Edger Punch:EK Success Dotted Wave Edger Punch;X-cut guillotine,Cuttlebug D’vine Swirls embossing folder;Big Sot;Sizzlits Banner Die
Embellishments – Raffia Lace Ribbon;Butterfly charm
Here are some challenges :
A Spoon Full of Sugar – Animal Crackers
Cooking it up with Katie – 3 papers,something clear (acetate),inspired by a song (think the title of the post explains that one!)
Digi Stamps 4 Joy – Photo inspiration (colours)
Fab ‘n’ Funky – What’eva
Gingersnap Creations – Spicy Supply Challenge ;Punches
Stampotique Designers Challenge – Birthday
Charisma Cardz – Something new (using acetate to make an easel card)
Digi Doodle Shop’s Best – Charm Me
Shelly’s Images – Make a scene
Stampin’ B’s – Pink,blue and green with neutrals
Stamp Insanity – 3’s (3 papers,3 main colours,3 images)
Flutterby Wednesday – New creation using pink
Crafty Catz – Paper piecing (with punches as explained above)
Really Reasonable Ribbon – Flowers
Penny’s Paper Crafty Challenge – Happy Birthday
Gingerloft Challenge – Anything goes
Our Creative Corner – Fun with folds
Totally Gorjuss – Flower
The Shabby Tea Room – Fresh Living
One Stitch At A Time – Rainbow
The Crafty Pad  – Rainbow themed
I Did It Creations  – Rainbow themed
These last 3 blogs are each holding a very special challenge for a lovely little lad called Cameron.Please check this blog out.


Lisa x

58 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. shelley Riffle
    Sep 13, 2010 @ 17:52:09

    Your card is beautiful! I love the bird. The fence & little butterfly is great!
    Shelley 🙂


  2. Sandy
    Sep 13, 2010 @ 18:12:24

    Oh wow another wonderful card.
    Love the birds.


  3. stitchy
    Sep 13, 2010 @ 18:23:57

    Hi Lisa,
    What a beautiful card, I love how you implemented the lace netting to make the fence and how you displayed how versatile and easy digital stamps are to work with 🙂 – thank you for displaying Cameron’s link badge and joining in our special challenge – hope to see you again – good luck

    stitchy xoxox


  4. maxine
    Sep 13, 2010 @ 19:01:05

    lovely card thanks for joining us at The crafty pad.


  5. Jeanette
    Sep 13, 2010 @ 19:14:13

    Oh, I love this cute colorful card. I see the birds fly. Thanks for joining us at I Did It Creations challenge this week.


  6. Jasmine Wilmany
    Sep 13, 2010 @ 19:26:02

    I love this card. Awesome job!
    Jasmine Wilmany


  7. Vera Yates
    Sep 13, 2010 @ 20:09:01

    This is so lovely. I love the bright happy colors. Thanks for joining us Digi Doodle Shop’s Best! 🙂


  8. carol
    Sep 13, 2010 @ 20:57:14

    lovely easel card, thanks for playing along with Craftycatz this week, x carol


  9. *Chrissie*
    Sep 13, 2010 @ 22:08:06

    Wow, what a lot of challenges for this fabby card. The acetate is very effective! Super.
    Thanks so much for Cooking it Up with Katie this time.


  10. Benzi
    Sep 13, 2010 @ 22:09:22

    Lovely cards and I do adore the birds. So glad you joined the Stampin B’s this week.


  11. Shelly
    Sep 13, 2010 @ 22:26:45

    So pretty! I love easel cards. And this is perfect for our “Make a Scene” challenge this week at Shelly’s Images. It is so great that you joined us and I hope you will join us again soon.


  12. michele
    Sep 13, 2010 @ 22:29:28

    What an awesome card, very colorful. Thank you for joining us this week at OSAAT


  13. Julia
    Sep 13, 2010 @ 23:17:23

    Very pretty card! I love how you made the bird “fly” – very creative. Thanks for joining us at StampInsanity!


  14. Bonnie - Really Reasonable Ribbon
    Sep 14, 2010 @ 00:07:48

    Great card! Thanks so much for joining our Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge.


  15. lizb42
    Sep 14, 2010 @ 00:56:44

    Wow wonderful really lovey

    THanks for joining OSAAT on our special challenge I wish you luck for the draw too also I have awarness for Cameron commenmt candy on my blog click on my name go to buttons and bows blog
    Liz x


  16. Tammy
    Sep 14, 2010 @ 01:32:24

    Gorgous card! Love the blue birds! Thanks for Cooking it up with Katie this week!
    Tammy x


  17. Cathy
    Sep 14, 2010 @ 03:15:06

    Darling easel card – love all the bright colors! Thanks for joining us this week at TSTR! 🙂


  18. Lauretta See
    Sep 14, 2010 @ 03:54:28

    stunning 🙂 love love love it.. ( is there anything you do i don’t like?? ) i dont think sooooooo… 😉 i love that song too.. so seeing this card, with my bird and this song.. make my heart sing 🙂 hihi

    Hugs x


  19. Beth
    Sep 14, 2010 @ 04:24:50

    Holy cow – this is gorgeous!! Thanks for sharing this beauty with us at StampInsanity!! Wowza! 🙂


  20. Leah the Orange
    Sep 14, 2010 @ 05:00:14

    this is SO pretty, Lisa! i’ll bet the flying bird looks even BETTER in person (i am visualizing it, and i love the idea!). the birds carrying the banner? perfect!

    thanks so much for trying something new with the Charisma Gals this week! love your card!


  21. Sue Allan
    Sep 14, 2010 @ 05:18:59

    Pretty little birds!
    You have made me want to try an easel card. I have never made one before.
    A very happy and cheerful little card!
    Sue xx


  22. Camilla Floweret
    Sep 14, 2010 @ 11:02:29

    Love that green and blue you used they are so cool together, a classic yet modern look. Thanks for joining the IDIC challenge about autism awerness.


  23. Choccy
    Sep 14, 2010 @ 11:17:52

    Such a beautiful card. Love your use of the rikrak ribbon to make the fence.
    Thankyou for sharing with us at OSAAT
    Choccy x


  24. audreypettit
    Sep 14, 2010 @ 11:51:50

    What a sweet little card this is! Love the easel design and the bright and happy scene you’ve created. Very clever use of acetate here. I like how you’ve flipped the bird to hold the banner, too. Thanks for sharing with us at TSTR.


  25. Willy
    Sep 14, 2010 @ 13:18:02

    Very beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Stampotique Designers Challenge # 15.


  26. kymkreates
    Sep 14, 2010 @ 14:12:52

    I adore your project, it is charming! Thanks for being charmed with us this week at Digi Doodle Shop’s Best and good luck!

    DT Coordinator


  27. Kim
    Sep 14, 2010 @ 14:38:54

    BEAUTIFUL! Thank you for joining us over at Stampotique Designers Challenge!
    Kim P.


  28. lindsey
    Sep 14, 2010 @ 14:43:17

    oooh this is gorgeous! I love the image and the colours. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz and Fab and Funky this week x


  29. Dawn
    Sep 14, 2010 @ 15:03:16

    Wow, what a great project, love the way you have used lace as a fence & stuck the flowers over the top. The bird flying idea is really clever too. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week


  30. Rebekah
    Sep 14, 2010 @ 16:00:51

    This is just lovely! Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this wk hugs Rebekah PS don’t forget to join in with my comment candy 😉


  31. Kayla (Purple Panda Designs)
    Sep 14, 2010 @ 17:09:05

    This is really cute 🙂 Love the bird. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week for our special challenge. Pop over to my blog for comment candy


  32. Margreet
    Sep 14, 2010 @ 18:36:37

    Lisaa….this is a gorgeous and lovely easelcard…thank you very much for joining our charity challenge at OSAAT!
    xxx Margreet


  33. Audrey E.
    Sep 14, 2010 @ 19:10:52

    So glad to have you play along at DIGISTAMPS 4 JOY this challenge!! Your card is WONDERFUL, I really LOVE the clear part, what a CLEVER design:)


  34. Padster
    Sep 14, 2010 @ 19:52:10

    Fabulous card – lovely image – thanks for joining us at I Did It Creations and OSAAT this week x


  35. Laney
    Sep 14, 2010 @ 19:53:18

    WOW! super card!!
    thank you for joining us for this special challenge at OSAAT hope to see you next week too!!
    I have a little candy to give away to someone who leaves a comment on my blog


  36. Kim Howard
    Sep 14, 2010 @ 20:41:41

    wow, what a beautiful easel card this is, love the use of the acetate and the colors are beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Stampotique Designer’s Challenge this week!


  37. Carolina
    Sep 14, 2010 @ 21:19:34

    Very pretty and cute card.
    Thank you for cooking it up with Katie.


  38. Mary J
    Sep 14, 2010 @ 21:29:18

    Brilliant card, love that raffia!

    Thx for joining us at Totally Gorjuss and hope you can make our next challenge!


  39. Sarah
    Sep 14, 2010 @ 23:06:41

    What a great card! I love the clear card……I have to try that. Those birds are fabulous, really your whole card is.
    Thanks so much for joining us at OSAAT, we hope to see you back next week.


  40. Jennie
    Sep 15, 2010 @ 03:06:13

    Oh my this is beautiful!
    Thanks for joining us at IDIC challenge



  41. Sammibug
    Sep 15, 2010 @ 14:31:32

    Gorgeous card Lisa!


  42. Emily Keaton
    Sep 15, 2010 @ 21:48:53

    What a sweet card!! I just love that beautiful bluebird. Lovely easel card as well! Great job using blue, green, and pink for the Stampin’ B’s DT challenge. Thanks for playing along with us this week!! Hope to see you back again soon 🙂


  43. Brenda Brown
    Sep 15, 2010 @ 23:24:01

    What a lovely design Lisa and fab techniques included.
    Such a lovely card to enter into our special challenge at OSAAT this week. Thankyou for taking the time and making the effort to support us. Good luck.
    Luv Brenda xxxx


  44. Valerie
    Sep 16, 2010 @ 00:11:07

    Such a pretty card.


  45. Debbie
    Sep 16, 2010 @ 19:18:23

    Wow love this card – well designed. 🙂

    Thanks for joining us at the Crafty Pad this week. 🙂



  46. Claudine Poch
    Sep 17, 2010 @ 01:02:09

    Awesome easel card! Great job!


  47. Gurkiss
    Sep 17, 2010 @ 09:41:52

    Really nice card.
    Thank you for joining the challenge at IDIC.

    Hugs Gurkiss


  48. Dora
    Sep 17, 2010 @ 12:11:08

    Super sweet, love your charm and the flower border looks fantastic. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week and good luck xx


  49. Joyleen Lim
    Sep 17, 2010 @ 16:26:21

    Beautifully done! I love your acetate easel card!


  50. Scrappy
    Sep 17, 2010 @ 21:09:53

    Great Easel card! Thanks for Creating a Scene at TTT with SI and for joining us in our very special challenge this week at OSAAT! We hope to see you next week! 🙂


  51. Linda Coughlin
    Sep 18, 2010 @ 01:59:06

    This is wonderful. I love what you did with making the bird look like it is flying and having the acetate background. Very special and unique card. So happy you could join in the fun with us this week at Our Creative Corner.


  52. Jo D
    Sep 18, 2010 @ 11:02:24

    What a lovely card, I love it, just so fab. Thanks for sharing with us this week over at OSSAT.

    Hugs Jo xxx


  53. Corinne Salesse
    Sep 18, 2010 @ 12:02:49

    so nice ! I love the colors.


  54. Carol Ann
    Sep 18, 2010 @ 14:29:31

    Great card the use of acetate was inspired! Thanks for playing along at OSAAT this week.
    Carol Ann xx


  55. Moniqui
    Sep 18, 2010 @ 19:09:42

    I love the acetate! Great card,thanks for joing us at Stampotique! Thanks also for sharing the link to Camerons Sunrise program. I am experiencing autism first hand and i know this is so hard but so worth it!


  56. Stephanie
    Sep 19, 2010 @ 10:16:17

    Beautiful card! I love the birds.


  57. Karyn
    Sep 19, 2010 @ 22:42:23

    Such a pretty card and the little bird suits it perfectly. I love the colours you’ve used too. Gorgeous! x x


  58. Valerie H. Wilson
    Sep 20, 2010 @ 05:02:28

    Very creative idea! The acetate really makes it work! Thank you for joining us at Stampotique for the birthday challenge!
    Val 🙂


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