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Fri 12

Miss You by Jean Okimoto


A new favorite - the Backyard Wren - visits the garden on a slimline card of soft pastels.  Hi, Jean here with a mix of fresh spring colors - and versatile design elements from our Magnolia Collection.  

Diecut Backyard Wren from ink-blended or watercolored paper.  My stash included a piece of watercolored paper in soft overlapping shades of lavender, violet, teal and blue.  Color the beak - on the 'petal-shaped' diecut - with a yellow marker.  Add a dot of black nearby for the eye.  Attach the piece behind the wren's head.  Assemble the wren. P1024943

Cut Magnolia Leaf Branch from mint green cardstock.  Save the loose leaves - we'll use a few on this card.  Mask the leaves on the branches and sponge, daub or brush the stems with Toffee VersaFine.

Cut Magnolia Bud Trio from a 6x6 sheet in the Vibrant Violet Collection.  Cut the sepals from the mint green cardstock.  Assemble the buds.

Glue 2 layers of white cardstock together and diecut the Miss You Posh Script background.  Pressure-emboss it with the detailed Miss You die using the rubber embossing mat and plates required for your machine.  Cut the detailed greeting from mint green cardtock.  Attach the tiny dot over the "i" on the white background first (before it wanders off or disappears).  Attach the rest of the greeting - just add adhesive and press it into the debossed areas.

Cut white cardstock with the 2-¼" x 7-¼ Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die.


Attach the diecuts to a white slimline card ( 8-½" x 3-⅝") - use foam dots for the tops of the buds, the wren's head and tail, and the right edge of the greeting.

Add the pale lavender Winter Fantasy Fairy Gemstones.  Flip the clear gemstone backing sheet over to the reverse side to find the perfect color for your designs.  Cut a slimline-sized rectangle of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

Backyard Wren is a great bird for spring and summer projects.  And he can be quite spooky cut from black felt and glittered cardstock in October!  Magnolia Bud Trio is versatile too - they can be rosebuds on your summer cards.

Thanks for visiting...Happy Mother's Day to everyone celebrating this weekend!








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