I am so excited to be back with the challenges.  I hope you are too! Here is my sample. I couldn’t help myself and had to use the Friends 24-7 again. I just love that bird.


The card base is a 6″ square of textured Chocolate Chip cardstock folded in half.

On top is a 2 3/4″ x 5 3/4″ piece of Parisian Breeze Specialty paper.  The top and the lower right corner were punched with the ticket corner punch.  I sanded the entire piece with my sanding block for a lighter look.

I cut both circle pieces with my new Circle Scissor Plus. I don’t have the Glass Mat yet, it’s backordered, but it also worked with my Scor-Pal Mat. The bigger circle is cut from Parisian Breeze Specialty Paper. The round edge was paper pierced and the entire piece was sanded.  The smaller circle was cut from the Candy Lane Designer Paper.  Two 3/4″ circles of the same paper were adhered on the top left of the larger circle and topped off with Ice Circle Rhinestone brads.


I stamped the bird in Chocolate Chip on a 1 3/4″ square of Shimmery White cardstock. Again I stamped the Damask in Pretty Pirouette on the lower left of the image, distressed and sponged the edges. The entire piece was inked with VersaMark and embossed with Glassy Glaze Enamel. I repeated that process two more times, cooled the image in the freezer and cracked the embossing.

 It was taped first on a distressed 2″ square of Baja Breeze Cardstock and then on a scallop square of chocolate chip cardstock that I cut with square Nestabilities. It was attached to card base with dimensionals.

The sentiment is from the stamp set Elegant Cheer. It was stamped in Chocolate Chip ink on Shimmery White cardstock and punched out with the large oval punch. The Damask was stamped over with Baja Breeze ink, the edges distressed and sponged and the oval was layered first on a 1″ Candy Lane Circle, then on a 1 1/4″ Chocolate Chip circle.

Before adhering the sentiment with dimensionals, I tied White Taffeta Ribbon around the Designer paper layers. To finish it off I added a small flower from the Pretties Kit underneath it with dimensionals and adding an Ice Circle Rhinestone brad in it’s center.


For the inside I started with a 2 3/4″ x 5 3/4″ piece of Shimmery White cardstock.

The top right was paper pierced and the lower part was layered with designer paper that I used on the front. I had to throw in a Chocolate Chip strip punched with the Eyelet Border punch…just because….I LOVE that punch.

I can’t wait to see your take on the sketch! Have a great weekend. Hugs and smiles


Stay at Home Mom of Three, Splitcoast Team Member and Copic and Spellbinders die Lover.

42 Responses to “I love that bird!”

  1. I am so excited that you are back with the challenges!!! I hope I can get into the groove of going back home from work and stamp something with your Friday sketch. I am so grateful to have those back!

    I absolutely love that creation you posted today. It has that Beate charm that I love so much.

    Have a great weekend!

  2. What an amazing card Beate! The cracked glass effect look amazing and really tops this card off! Love it! Love keesh x

  3. […] feels good to be back in a routine with my Girl Friday friends. Beate has posted a Friday Sketch, and Cambria Turnbow, Charmaine Ikach, Laurie Schmidlin, Jenn Balcer, […]

  4. Love that sweet little crackled bird, Beate — it’s so good to see you stamp again! Thanks for the great sketch!

  5. This is pretty, Beate! Love the bird and the decorated insides… beautiful! I need to ink that bird up. It was one of my first choices from the new catty. 🙂 Have a great weekend!

  6. Nice to have you back Beate, your card is just beautiful! Love the little cracked birdie! I just got this set and I am excited to see how others are using it! Very pretty card!

  7. OH, my friend. It’s good to see you back and inky again!

  8. I am VERY excited to be back to the sketches! I’ve really missed you! 🙂 LOVE your card. . .that cracked glass is just gorgeous!

  9. Gorgeous card and technique Beate!! So glad you are back into the “swing” of things!! 🙂 Fun sketch!! THANK YOU!!

  10. Whoo Hooo… it’s good to be back! LOVE your card Beate… but of course, I LOVE all that you do! 🙂

  11. As soon as I saw this bird in the catty, I knew you would get it. Ü We have a snow day today, so I am going to be able to stamp today. Maybe I can get a chance to play in your challengs.

  12. this is so totally gorgeous, Beate! Love the colours, love the inside too!

  13. i love the card its a cute design. I like the bird. alot of detail. great job

  14. BEAUTIFUL Beate!! I love what you’ve done so far with Friends 24-7! It is one of my favorite new sets and I’m having fun making cards with it. Can’t wait to see what you share in the future!

  15. This is beautiful Beate! Love the colors and the cracked glass! Gorgeous card!

  16. How lovely to have your sketch challenge back, and what a great sketch to kick off with. Hopefully I’ll come up with something over the weekend. Love those colours in that great bird card.

  17. Friends 24-7 is getting a lot of use here at my home as well:)
    What you did with the bird image…well, that’s just pure genius!
    Your work is so amazing. Happy to have you back on fridays.
    Enjoy your weekend.

  18. Love this card. I just ordered the Parisian paper and this stamp set so thank you for giving me a great idea. You will have to let us know what all you ordered from the new caddy.
    By the way, I am on the Stampin’ up survey panel and each time they let me leave a comment I have made a plug for white, choc. chip and black brads. I was excited to see they final did some even though they were jumbo. Maybe they will do smaller size and black this fall. Here’s hoping!!

  19. So excited that your back. I have missed making a card every week.

  20. This is so beautiful, Beate !! I’m so excited about the challenge and I’ll be playing with it tomorrow !!1 Thanks, my friend

  21. This is absolutely gorgeous Beate – I love this set and mine just came today, whoohooo!!! Such a beautiful, soft card! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

  22. FAN-TAB-U-LOUS as usual! I always look forward to your posts and they always WOW… thanks for sharing. Nancy

  23. Oh, this is gorgeous!!

  24. Your card is so gorgeous, Beate!! Love those papers and your beautiful bird!!

  25. Very pretty! I like the cracked glass look, great card.

  26. Beautiful card… and I’m looking forward to doing your challenge! I’ll have to wait until Sunday, DH is home all day on Valentines’ Day (tomorrow)

  27. Beautiful card. I love the paper you used and the stamp set – they are both must haves.
    So glad to see you’re back with your sketches.

  28. That textured paper is awesome, hey? I love the card, Beate. that little birdie is going to be a classic, I’m sure. Your cracked glass looks great! I hope to have time tomorrow to welcome back the weekend sketch!

    TFS! Brandi

  29. I was so worried that you were never coming back with your sketch challenges so I am SO HAPPY!!!
    Looks like a fabbo one to start with…thanks Beate:-)

  30. Great card Beate! Love that you are stampin’ and sharing again. You’ve been missed! 🙂

  31. Jaw dropping gorgeous Beate!!!! Love the images and the rich, warm papers you used!!! I can’t wait to work on your sketch today!!! YIPPEE! Have a wonderful weekeng girl…so happy to see you back 🙂

  32. Beautiful creation! The cracked glass looks perfect with this set. Love all the details…even the inside is so beautiful!

  33. Gorgeous card and that eyelet punch really sets it off.

  34. This is GORGEOUS- I am so happy you are back!!

  35. Beautiful card! I just love your work!

  36. That bird is a cuty and you made a gorgeous card out of it – Well done!

  37. This is just breathtaking Beate! WOW!

  38. YEAY!!! And this card is GORGEOUS! I love all the elements you used!

  39. Love your card, Beate! The bird is wonderful with the DP! Thanks for the great sketch! Here’s mine.



  40. Hi Beate,

    Love this card and all the details. One question – I want to link this post and there isn’t anything to tie to. The only thing I was able to get to was this comment area but not to the post itself. Any ideas?

    Hugs and blessings – Jean

  41. Well, here I am 10 days behind in my mail. I have been saving this post because I had to comment on this little cutie! Just love this set, but then again I have a thing for birds. I ordered 4 bird sets alone last order! So, you go ahead, keep using this set! I love seeing the birds!

    This card is amazing! I know you have used the Glassy Glaze on a few cards before and every time I say I’m going to order it, well this is going to be the time!

    Thanks for sharing!

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