Saturday, 25 July 2009

Dare to Get Dirty - Sweet Little Bird Card

This sweet little bird shaped card was made for the Dare to Get Dirty Anything but Average! challenge where you had to make an unusual sized or shaped card. I love my Spellbinders Nested Birds dies and I wondered if I could make a bird shaped card. I started off by cutting out two of the largest birds in white CS. I scored a vertical line at the tail end of the back card and glued this piece to the front card - hooray, the card stood up!

I then cut another bird in Bloom & Grow paper, sponged on some distress ink and glued this to the front bird. I die cut the medium sized bird in contrasting paper and cut off the beak and tail to get a wing shape. I added more distress ink and glued the top of the wing flat but popped up the bottom with 3d foam pads for some dimension. I cut the sentiment out with a Label Trio die and have tucked this behind a popped up punched flower shape. For the bird's eye, I've used a Pebbles Inc. Chocolate Candy dot - I love those things!

Stamps: Sentiment is from the SU! Pocket Silhouettes set
CS: White CS
Patterned Paper: Various papers from the My Mind's Eye Bloom & Grow 6" x 6" pad
Ink: VersaFine Vintage Sepia and Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress Ink
Tools: Spellbinders Nested Birds dies, Spellbinders Label Trio die, EK Success medium retro flower punch, 1/4" circle punch
Embellishments & accessories: Pebbles Inc. Chocolate Candy Dot, 3d foam tape


1 comment:

Amraselensar said...

What a wonderful card. Love the shape and everything else about it. How creative!