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Wed 15

Birds of a Feather

Happy Wednesday afternoon!  I hope you're enjoying the blitz so far!  What a fantastic new release and such fabulous designs from our amazing team!!! Repeating what you've already heard, be sure to leave a comment at the end of the post.  You'll have a chance to win the Birds of a Feather die set used on this post. You have until Sunday, April 19th, and winners will be announced on Monday, April 20th. 

I have fallen in love with the large resting bird from the set ... so much so that I ended up creating two cards!  I know I'll be using this die over and over.  Both cards feature the large bird from the Birds of a Feather set, as well as the Fillipa Corner.  Here is the first one:

Bliss 1

I love how the Fillipa Corner die perfectly fits the contour of the bird!  I sponged Dried Marigold ink to add shading to the bird, colored the beak with an orange colored pencil, and used a 1/8" circle punch for the eye.  Before adhering the Fillipa Corner to the bird, I sponged a little Shabby Shutters ink onto the leaves, then shaped them for dimension. I added the entire piece to the card front with foam tape. The pretty little butterflies are from the Butterfly Exhibit die, which I cut from ivory card stock and shaded with Dried Marigold. I added some Wink of Stella glitter brush to the shaded areas of the bird and the butterflies. The sentiment is a new cling stamp, Follow Your Bliss.

Here is my second card:

Hoping - 1

I used the Fillipa Corner on this card, but decided to cut it apart and arrange the pieces as shown.  I have a feeling this is going to be one of those "go to" dies for me.  This is a top fold card, and the layer was created from cutting two of one of the layers from the Rectangle Layers set, one in ivory and one in the same green as the bird, and layered them before adding it to the card base with foam tape.  Again I colored the beak with a light orange pencil, and used a green gem stone for the eye.  The little flowers are from a 1/4" circle punch and shaped.  I curved the body of the bird just a little before adding it to the card.  The sentiment is from the new Poppystamps Hope and Thanks clear set.  A few gem stones finished the card.

I had so much fun making these cards!  Hope you enjoy them.  Be sure to check back often, and leave a comment ... you might just be one of the lucky winners!  As always, thanks for stopping by!

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Thanks for sharing your beautiful cards.

The card is just adorable! And I love that leaves die.

This is a beautiful bird die and I love the colors you used and how you placed on the card with the pretty corner die. Super card !! Thanks for sharing !

Great bird cards perfect for spring x

Those are some pretty cards. Like your shading.

Cute cards! Love this bird die! Works great with the Fillipa Corner die!

Love everything about your card since I'm a bird lover. Love the softness of your coloring on the first bird. So pretty. The Filipa Corner is beautiful. Looks like it will have to be purchased. Thanks for the inspiration!!! Can't believe how Memory Box continues to make sure wonderful dies, and I have to have them ALL!!!

How tweet. He is a big boy but very lovely on your card front. Love that corner die too.

These are adorable. Love seeing the different color palettes with the same design.

Love that big bird. These cards are really cute and fun. Hugz

I just love these sweet bird cards! Beautiful!

both cards are so pretty, but the first is awesome, I love how you coloring this bird! beautiful!

Great bird cards the dies looks like they could be used in many different was thanks for sharing

Cute card. I really like the bird die and the swirly leaves.

Beautiful cards! Thank you for the chance to win!

Wonderful spring card! Love how you incorporated these dies with the bird. Great design. Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Love that simple bird die combined with the leaves and flowers. Such a serene feel!

Oh my! Another lovely, lovely card! Thanks for sharing.

Another gorgeous die! My list is getting really long! This is a beautiful card. I love the soft colors & the awesome layout!

Wow...very, very and very pretty! Great use of the dies. Love the color combinations. So very nicely done!
Thanks for sharing with us!

Great cards. I love how you have used the corner with the bird. The dies look very versatile as you have got two very different looks.

Oh my gosh, I'm in love with the bird and the Filipa corner.
The card is WONderful!

Truly artistic the way you combined these dies. These will be on my latest "must have" list.

Lovely colors!

Beautiful cards, Sherry! I can see using that lovely bird die over and over again too! Love the small birds that come in the set also! Very versatile with the choice of sizes!

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