Thursday, 3 December 2009

Watch the birdie

Something a bit different for me today. I was playing around (tentatively) with my new So Tweet chipboard. It’s too lovely to use but I have a chipboard class coming up early next year so want to get some ideas rolling.

Anyway, I made this. I covered the little bird with some paper from the gorgeous Kaleidoscope pack. I thought it looked a little feathery but maybe not unless someone pointed it out! I stuck a square of paper on to the chipboard and then cut it out: mistake. Next time I will draw around the bird and cut out the paper first, then stick it to the chipboard, which should be much easier. See? I make mistakes so you don’t have to! I have to say, the Tombow Multi-Adhesive is brilliant for covering chipboard.

The eye pops out so I coloured this with the black journaller and then popped it back in again when it was dry.

The panel is another piece of paper from the Kaleidoscope pack, stamped with Only Orange stars from Hello Again. It says this paper co-ordinates with Only Orange in the catalogue but personally I think this particular sheet would have looked better with Pumpkin Pie. This panel is popped up because I just felt like it – but actually it works better that way because it stops the ribbon from bulging.

I want to have another go with one of these birds - and see if I can turn it into a robin. You don't see many proper British robins in the stamping world so this could be the answer.

Stamps: A Bit of Birthday Cheer, Hello Again
Cardstock: Kraft, Basic Black
Paper: Kaleidoscope
Ink: Only Orange, Basic Black
Accessories: So Tweet chipboard, Stampin’ Write Journaller, Stamp-a-ma-jig®, 1 ¼” striped Grosgrain Ribbon - Basic Black

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  1. This is super cute! I love the simple and neutral colors you used. The bird is adorable!

  2. That is fantastic - I LOVE it! Thanks for the tip on cutting out the shape of the chipboard and not just a big square - that's why you're the demonstrator! :) CC

  3. Very cute! I love the little birdie and the ribbon you added to the bottom of your card!


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