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Sunday, February 17, 2013

Bluebird and Embossing Card ODBDSLC141


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.

6 comments:

Marie-Louise said...

This is gorgeous. Love how you have coloured the bird.

Sasha said...

Gorgeous card, Kathi. Your bird looks lovely, and I love your colour choices.
I hope the snow doesn't effect you too badly xx

Myrna said...

Kathi
Great choice of colors!!
(lol you know I love blue.)
I love the way you have used the ribbon as a partial frame.
Lovely job.
Myrna

Alison Scott said...

Beautiful card. The bird is so sweet.
Keep warm and well.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a stunning card Kathi!! I just love the blue and white combo, your coloring of the bird and all the embossing!! So glad you had a chance to join us this week at ODBD!!

We had no church today here in VA due to snow and ice. It was kind of nice to be stranded for just a bit without anywhere to go. I am ready for spring though!!

hugs,
Chris

JD said...

I just realized that I missed seeing this Beautiful card that you made...really like how you used the embossing folders. I also like that stamp...(another one for on my wish list)