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Tue 12

Mara Bird
by Shelby Thomas


Good morning Memory Box fans!  Isn't the new holiday release wonderful!!  Lots of goodies to be had.

I had a play last night with some acrylic paints for today's card which used the new Mara Bird die.


I pulled out some mixed media papers and various colored acrylic paints from DecoArt.  I applied white gesso first and then some magenta, white and pink acrylic in random patterns.  I used my newest fav mixed media product called weathered wood also from DecoArt on top of the paints and allowed it to dry.  Next came the light blue paint over top of the weathered wood medium which causes the top paint (the blue) to randomly crack for the appearance of weathered wood.  I used the magenta, white and pink paints for the Elodee Bird background.


I cut the Mara bird die twice and trimmed off the snowflakes and layered them with the primary die cut to add additional length and height to the snowflake branch.  The last step was adding in some Liquid Glass (glossy accents from Ranger would give the same look) all over the bird background for shine and dimension.  The sentiment was stamped with Azure Stazon (acrylic paint creates a non-porous surface) using the Frosted Christmas stamp set.

Thanks for stopping by for a visit today!  I hope the rest of your week is fantastic.






This is wonderful. I love your use of the. The weathered wood effect is fabulous and works so beautifully with the dies. Adore this! :)

Great card!

This is a beauty and loving the colours and artsy look to the card x

This is really pretty. It makes a gorgeous card.

Oh my goodness Shelby this is pretty, what a fantastic job you've done here.

The weathered wood effect is amazing! Love the Mara Bird die, so cute.

Oh gosh! Just incredible! The textures are just gorgeous and love what you did wit Mara bird die!!

So cute

Love the sweeping color on the bird and the cracked background looks great!

Love this bird and your card!

What a beautiful and intricate die!

Wow! This art card is an amazing card! The weathered wood texture is fantastic, love it!!!!!
This is exactly the crackled texture look, I am looking for! Love the colours you have chosen. The way you coloured the bird is the perfect detail for this art card, it draws the eye to the bird. Thank you for sharing this amazing art card today, and thank you for the creative inspiration.
Jacquelene L

Love the look of the weathered wood. It's perfect on this card. Will definitely be giving it a try.

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