Friday, March 2, 2018

Bluebird of Realistic Happiness - Birds/Feathers at Crafting with Dragonflies

Our challenge this fortnight at Crafting with Dragonflies is Birds/Feathers. Since March 2nd is Dr. Seuss's birthday, my friend/neighbor challenged us to make something inspired by his work. I combined the challenge to make a shaker card designed around his "strange birds" quote.

The swirly red frame is a Cricut cut & a gift from another friend (actually, my former babysitter!); I covered it with red flocking. The background paper is by Authentique. The bird stamps are from a clear stamp set by Amy Smyth Made It/Inkadinkado. I used 4 different stamps to decorate the top section, heat-embossing them with a bright blue to sorta match the decorative tape. The larger bird is heat-embossed with a dark blue powder, and covered with sparkly blue flocking.

I dyed pom-poms with Copic marker alcohol inks to make Truffula Tree-inspired embellishments for the corners. I filled the shaker with microbeads.
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  1. It's a fun, colorful design. Love the embossed birds, the red frame and dyed pompons, all great details. Thanks for participating in our challenge at Catch the Bug and good luck!

  2. Fabulous card, love all the details.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.


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