Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Bird bringing best wishes

Today's card didn't photograph very well - the white flowers look way brighter than they really are. Believe it or not but this card started as a napkin! The centre block is cut from a napkin with paper clay added under the bird to create a 3-D look. Once everything had dried enough I added touches of H2O's to the bird & surrounding flora to create a bit of shine.
I have to give credit for the idea (of using napkins and clay) to Debi as she taught this technique at a class at Country Lane Scrapbooking. My only complaint about how the bird worked out is that the backing cardstock wasn't thick enough and so it warped as it dried. I was able to flatten it enough through the use of lots of Sookwang tape and a heavy book but I also matte the image several times to give it even more stability.

To turn the bird into a card I used the sketch at Sketch Saturday - I like how the ribbon is woven through the layers of matting.  The background paper is Basic Grey plus gold foil paper and brown cardstock from my stash.

Top Tip Tuesday - luscious layers
Paper Playtime - use some brown
Scrappy Frogs - something new (new technique)
My Tme to Craft - things with wings
Sketch Saturday - sketch


  1. That bird is phenomenal! I absolutely love that this started as a napkin and then clay added for more texture and depth and it's beautiful! You've done an amazing job here of layering. :)
    Thank you so much for playing along with us at Top Tip Tuesday!
    Lisa xx

  2. This is so beautiful!! The bird is gorgeous!! What awesome card!! Thanks so much for playing along at Paper Playtime :)

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  3. Very pretty card, thanks for sharing with us at my time to craft, good luck with the challenge x

  4. I can't believe this started out as a napkin! Awesome card, I love it and the flower clusters are gorgeous. Thanks for joining us this week at Sketch Saturday, Niki xx