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Best Birds and the Create with Connie and Mary Challenge #507

This week the Create with Connie and Mary Challenge is a color challenge.  Ready to see the colors?

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I am sorry to say, Island Indigo is one of the colors that will be retiring.   I will miss this lovely color and if you will miss it too, then be sure to stock up on ink refills and card stock.  

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I used the Best Birds stamp set and the Birds & Blooms thinlits.  Are you wondering where that adorable little bird is from?  It is a die in the Birds & Blooms thinlits and there isn't a corresponding stamp.  When I saw that little bird I knew I had to order the stamp set and the thinlits.  She is so darn cute. 

I embossed the branch with White Stampin' Embossing powder and used an Aqua Painter and ink refills to color in the branch and leaves.  I also embossed the flowers and colored them in.  

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I wanted to add a sentiment to the card but nothing seemed just right.  I remembered a quote by Emily Dickinson,  "Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul - and sings the tunes without the words - and never stops at all".   I used the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits to cut out "hope" in Crumb Cake card stock, which was just what was needed  to finish the card.
Be sure to check what the other members of the design team created for this color challenge.  Be sure to join in the fun and challenge yourself to use these colors!  

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