Friday, December 04, 2020

A Big Bird Birthday

Happy Friday!  I'm enjoying this new release of Safari dies immensely!  They are wonderful for so many occasions and are perfect for both children and adults, and for male or female.  Today is the last day of the big Black Friday Blowout Sale where you can get these dies at a great discount so make sure to visit the store!

Now on to my really big bird birthday card.

I wanted my card to have the feel of ostrich feathers so I created panels with fringe to frame the ostrich.  It took a little planning but was actually quite easy and did not take much time at all.

I cut a panel from a black and charcoal grey patterned paper 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches to cover the front of my A2 card.  

I then cut a rectangle from white cardstock using the third largest of the Stitched Rectangle dies and stamped my sentiment.  I also cut two rectangles 3 x 4 inches and 3 1/4 x4 1/4 inches.  I placed the die cut piece in the center of each rectangle and lightly traced around the die cut piece in pencil.

Using my scoring board I made score lines on my pencil marks then erased them.

I cut my fringe with paper snips, clipping to the score lines.  I clipped each corner first since the the fringe there is angled and slightly wider on the outside edge.  I gradually made the cut lines perpendicular to the score lines.  Below is a finished one and one that I had just started.

Each fringe cut is about 2mm wide.  It actually went quite fast.  You don't want it too even or perfect - you want it organic like feathers!
I folded the edges up and used a bamboo skewer to curl them.  A pencil would also work well.

My sentiment is colored in Copic R11 and I used Distress Oxide inks and blending brushes to color the ostrich. 

After gluing the black and gray panel to the card I centered each fringe panel and placed the sentiment panel in the middle. 

Then I popped up the ostrich with two layers of foam dots.  She needed two layers to sit up over the fluffy fringe.

Finally I added some black, white and pink sequins for a bit of sparkle.

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I hope you enjoyed my card and may you have a fun and creative weekend!


Mary Marsh said...

This is such a creative idea- love everything about this card

Pam MacKay said...

Love the fringe idea so cute fun design too!

Sukie said...

Adorable card! I absolutely love the fringe, it's such a fun and creative design!