Friday, July 1, 2016

Bird Trio

Hello Blogger Friends and a happy Friday to you all. we are getting ready to celebrate the 4th of July holiday weekend here in the US.
There will be lots of festivities and fireworks everywhere. It's always a fun weekend. We are going to a friends home for a backyard barbecue on Sunday. Then on Monday we will probably bring my Mother-in-Law here for a cookout at our home.
Our local community always has a fantastic fireworks display but they moved the location this year. So I am not sure what we will do. The new location might just be a bit tricky for parking.
Now onto my post for today. This card I am showing over on the CottageCutz blog for a 2nd DT post this week. Today for your viewing pleasure, I am featuring the bird trio die from the May "This & That" release.
This die could be used for a variety of card types, and I made it as a card of encouragement for my BFF who is battling breast cancer. So let's get started on some details on how I made this card.
Card Base: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
Designer Paper Layer: 4 1/8" x 5 3/8"
Image Panel: 3 1/4" square (largest CottageCutz square die)
Angled panels: 1 1/4" wide & 1/2" wide (trimmed at ends to fit card)
Sentiment flag: 5/8" wide

I started this card by selecting my colors first. I found this rich looking designer paper in my stash from the Stampin'-Up "Bohemian Collection" and that determined my card colors. I am using rich razzleberry, delightful dijon and bermuda bay. I also used an older MojoMonday #453 sketch for my card layout.
 I did some sponging of clouds for the background. Used a cloud template I have which makes it so easy to get perfect clouds every time. I used the grass stamp from the Stampin'-Up "Sheltering Tree" set for a little green and the background was complete.
I die cut the bird trio in the Bermuda bay cardstock and layered that over the background panel. Added a sun that is cut from the Spring Stamps die to complete the image panel.
Stamped my sentiment from the ODBD "He watches Me" set on the flag panel to complete this card. I also made a matching envelope to use with this card. I used the bird images from the Stampin'-Up set "serene silhouettes". I thought it was a pretty good match for my die cut.
Well, that's it for me for today. Before I go and speaking of bird trios. We have a robin's nest underneath our deck. Today the little ones heard my hubby and I talking and put their heads up and mouths open. I pulled out our 6ft step ladder and took a quick photo while they were performing. Mama Bird wasn't around so I didn't get attacked (lol)!!!
card details:
Stamps: Sheltering Tree, Serene Silhouettes (Stampin'-Up), He Watches Me (Our Daily BreadDesigns)  
Paper: rich razzleberry, delightful dijon, bermuda bay, very vanilla, bohemian dsp (Stampin'-Up) 
Paper Size: A2  
Ink: bashful blue, old olive (Stampin'-Up), tuxedo black (Memento)  
Accessories: Bird Trio & Spring Stamps dies (CottageCutz), flag stax (MFT)
I am also entering:
1.  Cute Card Thursday has a banner/flag challenge.

1 comment:

  1. Beautifully done - love the scene you created with the bird die. Your photo reminds me of the nest we've got in our back garden - I just managed to see an open beak poking out earlier on!!

    Thanks for joining us at Cute Card Thursday.

    Helen x



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