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!