Thursday, December 16, 2010

Birdies Galore

Now...I know that for some out there, the following may be an unfamilliar experience, but hopefully NOT for all. Sometime back I was in my local hangout Alice In Paperland and I saw this beautiful paper in amongst the Christina Re papers. I believe it is by Artee, but please don't quote me on it.

I immediately started comparing the colours to those I had in my stash (mainly SU colours) and the brain started clunking from there. I was also drawn to the bird motif. Having recently aquired the SU XL Brid Punch......the cogs were gaining momentum. This led to the only solution to the the paper and have some serious playtime!!!!

Here's what I came up with.....

Essentially all the cards have the same layout and embossing, I just changed the colours to bring out what was in the paper. They do not have sentiments yet, so I can quickly add them for any occasion needed.

This paper used Optix Musk and SU Soft Suede and Pink Pirouette.

Same paper and cplours.......different look!!!

I love this combo.....SU Old Olive, Basic Grey and Baja Breeze.

And finally, SU Soft Suede and Bashful Blue.

I flattened out my So Swirly Wheel (which since doing so am using SO much more) and clear embossed the pattern, which ties in nicely with the swirls on the paper.

I made 8-10 of these in all and I think are a great general kinda card.

Thanks for dropping by. Have a wonderfully craft day!!

Stuff used:
CS: (SU) Soft Suede, Old Olive, Basic Gray, Baja Breeze, Bashful Blue, Pink Pirouette, Optix Musk CS
Paper: Birds by Artee
Ink: Versamark, Clear EP
Stamps: SU So Swirly Jumbo Wheel
Punches: (SU) Two Step Bird Punch XL, EK Border Punch - Parisian
Other bits: Dimensionals, Kaisercraft Clear Rhinestones

Lynda xx


Cheryl said...

WOW these are gorgeous,love the colour combos!!! They would also make wonderful card gift sets!!

Debbie Pamment said...

These are fabulous - love the birds and all that embossing - I end up covered in EP when I only do ONE card - LOL

Katie said...

Fab Lynda!!! These would even make a great little gift as a set for someone.

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Oooh! I loved seeing this one in so many colours. One for every mood! giggle! And ... what a fab idea to flatten the wheel stamp. I have only been brave enough to do that for my "baby tees" one! Love the embossing! Gorgeous DSP ... and you have teamed it so perfectly with your colours! Hugs xxaxx