Here’s today’s card…. or should I say, today’s cards!! Yes, there are three for you to feast your eyes on after a good bit of creative time yesterday afternoon.
I got to use my new stamps and papers by Papermania that I mentioned yesterday – from the ‘Birdsong‘ collection.
So I stamped the parrot in the jungly foliage and shaded the image using my watercolour pencils then trimmed it close.
The neutral linen-effect paper is from the Birdsong 6×6 pad, and I layered it up with a panel of blue card, which I Cuttlebug embossed with the woodgrain embossing folder that I got for my birthday.
The same parrot stamp but this time with just the birdie cut out and shaded again in different colours. I went for more of a tropical feel with the all-over jungle patterned paper, trimming the edges with my MFT Die-namics ‘Small Scallop’ border die. (I got this one here at Dies to Die for, in case you are wondering.)
The journaling spot is placed so it crops away in one corner and the parrot pops up on foam squares so it looks like he has fancy tail feathers on the journaling spot print! A few gems also add to his snazzy look 😉
I paired it with some October Afternoon patterned paper from ‘Modern Homemaker’. I heat embossed in black and trimmed close then used my craft knife to cut a door for the birdcage. I re-stamped the birdcage to layer a segment of the cage behind the door, so it looks like the back of the cage when the door is ajar, IYKWIM.
Now my parrot can fly free and pop in and out of his cage as he likes – more friendly than trapping him inside I think 😉
Ok so that’s it for now, must run!
Happy Monday everyone, Rx