This morning I decided to play with embossing folders, and thought I'd make a card for Our Daily Bread Designs Challenge ODBDSLC141. This weeks challenge is to use animals, which can include birds on your creations.
Since it started snowing yesterday here, and we have blizzard warnings out until 4 PM tomorrow, after having two days of snow and a blizzard last weekend, I am wishing for spring. I decided that using the bird from He Watches Me, might make me feel more cheerful. I used the custom Sparrow die to cut the bird, and colored him with Copics.
I mounted him dimensionally onto a 4" square, which I embossed using a Cuttlebug Swiss Dots EF. This was matted with a square of white card which I had edged with the same Copic B24 that I used to color his wings. Those layers were mounted dimensionally onto a 5 1/4" square I had embossed using a Spellbinders M-Bossibility EF. The paper was wider than the embossing folder, but it was easy to enlarge it by just moving the paper over one pattern repeat and embossing again. That layer was matted with another piece of white CS which I had edged with the same blue, and a plain white layer.
Those layers were mounted dimensionally onto a 6" square of yellow Core'dinations Gemstones CS which I had applied to a white card. Each layer except the yellow layer was edged with a gold Krylon pen. The card is embellished with gold and blue half pearls and a blue bow.