May 16, 2012

CAS-ual Friday: Feathered Friends

Hi!

Today i have a card for this weeks CAS-ual Friday's challenge, birds. This challenge is perfect, i have a good friend who LOVES birds and her birthday is coming up next month, so i made the card with her in mind.



I started with a die cut bird and very lightly traced it on watercolor paper. Then i stamped and embossed a text scrip. Then i just started pulling different stamps, swirls, flowers, damask and things. I stamped out patterns using earth tone distress inks.



Once everything was stamped i used the same inks and a dried baby wipe and added color to the backgrounds. Then i spritz some pearlized water and used my finger to spread the ink around a bit. Of course with the water my stamped images blurred a little, but that's the look i was looking for so it was ok.



While that was drying i made my cardbase (5 x 7) and on another piece of kraft i traced the bird and then sewed around it. I used a craft knife and cutout the inside part of the bird to make a bird window.



I added pop up dots to back side of the bird and adhered it to the watercolor paper. I trimmed away the extra watercolor paper. Last i added a red heart to the bird.

Thanks for stopping by!

Dana

5 comments:

  1. this is beautiful Dana. i love the muted watery tones of the bird's body and the single white stitched outline is the perfect touch for this awesome CAS design. so inspiring!

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  2. so much detail! I love the colours, and the heart? Perfect touch :)

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  3. Dana, this is so creative! And your stitching around the birdie is amazing! Thanks so much for joining us this week at CAS-ual Fridays :)

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  4. What a beautiful card for your friend!! Love the cut out, your stitching and the watercoloring...lovely!! Thanks for being a part of the challenge at CAS-ual Fridays this week:)!!

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  5. Love, love, love how you used the negative of your cut out bird - so pretty and elegant!! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays! We're so glad you did!!

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