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Wed 06

Resting Birds Die—Adding Dimension

Today I wanted to share an 8x8 layout I created of my daughter at the stables last week. Thankfully, the weather was nicer as we have had to miss some riding time due to ice and other fun winter weather events. Note: remember to click on any photo below to enlarge it to see more details.


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SugarAndErinCU2aMemory Box Papers: Pixie 6x6 pack, eggshell cs, vanilla bean distressed dots, robin's egg cs, and thistle cs
Stamp Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink antique linen and walnut stain
Memory Box Dies: Resting Birds 98527, Tiny Tendril 98419, Typewriter lowercase 98366 and uppercase alpha 98367, Fresh Leaves 98406
Embellishments: Blue Fern Studios blue fern frame (painted with Jenni Bowlin malted milk paint dabber); Tim Holtz mini paper clip; KaiserCraft timeless tag; Rose Moka black letter stickers; Ranger #5 manila tag; Prima Soubrette A and Calcutta Minis Willow flowers; old dictionary page
Sketch: C'est Magnifique February 2013 sketch 

On this layout, I knew I wanted to use the Memory Box Resting Birds die {98527}; however, I didn't want them to just be flat. So, I die cut several birds using both Memory Box robin's egg and thistle cardstock. After I cut them out, I put them on a scrap piece of white paper and added Glossy Accents to each bird. This can be tricky as the birds are small so you can put a bit of repositionable adhesive on the back of each bird to hold them in place while you cover them in Glossy Accents and let them dry.

To choose the colors for my page, I knew I wanted to use the Memory Box vanilla bean distressed dots paper. I knew it would go well with the colors in the photo. I then had a few flowers, and I noticed there were two different greens on the flower leaves. So, I matched some Memory Box papers to those, and that's how I chose the other colors to use on my page.

I used the Memory Box Tiny Tendril die {98419} and the Fresh Leaves die {98406} to add more leaves to my page using the green paper from the 6x6 Pixie paper pack. This particular paper had a variety of greens which I likes so that the leaves would have some varigated coloring. For the title, I used the both the Typewriter lowercase alpha die {98366} and the Typewriter uppercase alpha die {98367}. 

I hope you have found something fun and useful in today's post! Think about making those dimensional birds for a card or other creation. I appreciate each of you and always your kinds comments. Have a great Friday!


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Beautiful layout - the birds are the perfect accent. I like how you gave them dimension.

So beautiful, Patter. The colors are so serene and calming. I love the details, especially the birds. :)

I love the flourish cut out and great idea with the birds. Wouldn't have thought to try that

Lovely! Those birds set if off.

Wow, so beautiful and dimensional, loving all the textures also!

I just got the tiny birds die and the one large bird. Now I need and must try the glossy accents! Squeee!

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