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Fri 07

Sending Happy Thoughts by Jean Okimoto

 

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Here's a new look for the sweet Backyard Wren - it's a plush felt canary with goldlined wings.  Yellow felt and custom-colored wings create a bright summer look from a favorite spring design.  Hi, Jean here with an any-occasion design that works in any color combination.

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Attach adhesive label paper or a sticker sheet to wool-blend felt.  The paper layer stabilizes the fabric and prevents adhesives from saturating it.  Cut Backyard Wren, excluding the wings.  Cut the beak/eye piece from white cardstock and color it with orange and black markers.  Attach it behind the bird.  Attach the top head layer too.

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Diecut the wings from the ivory and wavy gold Magnolia Grove 6x6.  Brush or sponge the diecuts with Sunflower Yellow Brilliance ink.  Gently buff the inked wings with a tissue to remove any excess ink.  Assemble the bird.

Cut recycled kraft cardtock with the  3-¼" wide Curved Cap Pinpoint Layers die.

Cut Magnolia Leaf Branch fropm green cardstock.  Color the stem and branches with brown ink.  Trim the leaves and branches that will be covered by the bird - save them for repositioning.    

Stamp the greeting - from the Joyful Moments Clear Stamp Set - on yellow cardstock with Onyx Black VersaFine.  Quickly heat-emboss it with detail clear powder.  Cut it with the 1-½" Circle Basics Die.

 

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Attach the diecuts to a top-folded recycled kraft card - use foam dots for the head, wing tips and tail.  Attach the saved leaf diecuts - above the rear wing and near the bottom of the branch.  Add pale orange Pastel Fairy Jewels.

If you've started making Christmas cards - use bright red felt and ink for a festive holiday bird to perch on a wreath or deliver a greeting. 

Thanks for visiting...have a great weekend!

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