Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Mixed Media Bird Card- Scrapy Land Challenge # 74

Hello friends and visitors! Today marks the start of a new Anything Goes challenge at Scrapy Land. I've made a simple card for my sister's birthday using just two dies and three mixed media products.

I used Sizzix Paper Cut Bird Thinlit die and cut it twice from white card. I fussy cut the bird from one of the die cuts and adhered it to a second piece of card. I coated it with gold crackle paste and when dry colored it with Distress Crayons. The second die  cut was colored with Distress Oxides. My background is a piece of chipboard from my cat's canned food box which I applied the gold crackle paste to and colored with Distress Crayons. I popped up both die cuts for a bit of dimension, yet the card is flat enough for easy mailing. If you like to use bird die cuts on your projects, Scrapy Land has plenty--just click HERE to see the selection.

Here's how I pop up intricate dies like this: apply dots of Liquid Pearls to the back, let dry and then apply a bit of glue to the dots and adhere to background. To pop up larger pieces like the bird, I simply use a scrap of chipboard adhered to the back, a trick I see used quite a bit by other bloggers.

I added my birthday sentiment -- Penny Black Splendid Wishes --  inside the card, since the front is so busy. I cut this from heavy card and applied crackle paste and Distress Crayons as I colored the bird. For contrast and interest, I colored the inside card with DOX. While this die is no longer available there a plenty of other birthday sentiment dies available in the shop.

That's it for me today! Now it's over to you! I hope you'll take a minute to stop by the blog to see all the beautiful inspiration from my teammates. Why not play along for a chance to win one of two $10 gift cards to Scrapy Land? Or you could be chosen as a Design Team winner, Top Pick or Honorable Mention! I can't wait to see what you will create! Just remember to use at least one brand of die that Scrapy Land sells in the shop to qualify for prizes!

I'm sharing with these challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Shimmer and Shine

Thank you for stopping by today and for all your wonderful comments!
Hugs and Blessings!
Sara Emily


  1. This is gorgeous Sara! I love the gold crackle background and the colouring on the die cuts is amazing!! Beautiful card! hugs x

  2. Love that gold coloured crackle background Sara and the way you've created a fabulous flat design for posting xxx

  3. Beautiful background and that bird is so pretty! Love the flower die too!

  4. Oh that gold crackle! Gah! The coolest. I love how you stacked the bird for so much added dimension. Beautiful color variations! Big hugs, Autumn

  5. Beautiful card ! love this little bird !

  6. What a gorgeous mixed media card! I love the colors and that crackle background is a perfect backdrop for the bird.

  7. Gorgeous card! Fantastic colors~the bird is beautiful! I have never used distressed crayons before...gotta check that out:)
    Have a great day!
    Sherrie K

  8. Wow, this is stunning, Sara Emily!! The colors are amazing!! I love the crackle and the dies you used!! It's so dimensional while still mail-able!! I need to learn that from you!! Love this, my sweet friend!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  9. What a lovely golden crackled background. The bird is cool too. Thank you for shining with us over Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  10. A fabulous card Sara, love the rich background and the bird looks amazing.
    Avril xx

  11. Your crackled golden background is stunning and really sets off the bird beautifully, who in turn looks beautiful in those wonderful patina colours. Great tip about gluing that intricate die too! Your sister is a very lucky lady! Hugs, Anne xx

  12. I always love your crackle backgrounds, Sara Emily, and this is no exception! Love that die (haven't used mine yet) and how you added a layer beneath - really shows the die off! Beautiful card for your sister! Hugs!

  13. So sweet Sara Emily!! Love that crackle!

  14. This is gorgeous, Sara Emily - I love the glow of the blue/green against the fabulous crackled gold background, and the bird looks amazing.
    Alison x


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