Hello Crafters, I am back with a card for Sizzix Lifestyle and using the die Songbird designed by Debi Potter. I love how the pretty little bird sits on the branch with the small blooms clustered around. Right away you can see this classically beautiful design is very versatile, you can use it for almost all occasions.
The Bird and branch were adhere to 2 layers of stacked ovals from the Stitched Ovals Thinlits.. Layering the paper pieces always creates interest, it just makes the card so much more appealing.
I die cut 2 pieces of the shape and this gave me more layering options by de-constructing the design, which is : trimming off smaller pieces of the shape as I needed.
This card is for Christmas and using ready embellishments like this Idea-ology Wordband saves time. It sits on an empty space in the oval with the solidness of metal adding a contrasting touch to the soft colours.
These are the Sizzix Lifestyle products I used :
The Sizzix Big Shot Foldaway
Debi Potter Songbird Thinlits
Tim Holtz Stitched Oval Thinlits..
Assorted pattern papers | White Swiss Dotted Cardstock
Brea Reese Glitter Inks | Glossy Accents | Red Pen
This the Thinlits die, the wrapper makes it easy for you to see the design.
To begin die cut 2 pieces of the shape using Mixed Media Art paper which is tough, takes wet ink quite well and it’s reasonably priced. Alternatively you can use watercolour paper if you have it. Currently I am so in love with Glitter Inks by Brea Reese as the glitter bits give such a beautiful shimmer to whatever you paint.
At this stage, it’s important to make sure the coloured die cuts are completely dry. Next, using Swiss Dotted Cardstock in White, die cut the largest Stitched Oval and another one size down. Gather all the pieces.
Adding Foam dots to the back of the smaller oval gives height when stacked on top of the larger oval.
You can see where I trimmed this die cut. I wanted to double layer the bird and flowers to give a pop-up dimension to the card. The berries were coloured with a red pen and Glossy Accents gave it more shape.
Adhere a pale blue striped paper behind the oval to frame the piece, then add the Wordband.
Mount on to a card base and you are done !
It’s really an easy card to make and the soft watercolour of the central detail make this look so elegant, a card anyone would love to receive for Christmas.
I hope this will push you to create more seasonal cards ….. new, quick ideas are always good right ? Keep crafting !