173 posts categorized "Birds"

10/14/2021

Thu 14

New House Frames and the Serene Bird by Jean Okimoto

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Black felt and Majestic Hues black glittered cardstock transform the new Serene Bird and Branch from sweet to spooky.  Build a Madras Plaid birdhouse and add some ghostly visitors and colorful Halloween candies. Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a few more ways to use the great new designs from our 2021 Holiday Collection.

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Cut the solid House Frame Background from a Madras Plaid Coral and Green sheet, then cut the circle out.  Cut the circle frame from a brown sheet in the Earth Neutrals 6x6.

Cut it with the Gingerbread House Frame.  Assemble the house and tie the frame with gold cord.  Curl the cord using the side of a bonefolder or the plastic flower burnishing tool.

Attach adhesive lable paper or a sticker sheet to black felt and cut the Serene Bird.  The paper backing stabilizes the felt and keeps adhesives from soaking thru the fabric.  Cut the wings from the black 6x6 in the Majestic Hues Glitter Pad.  Cut the beak from orange cardstock in the Sunny Orange 6x6.

Cut 2 branches from Serene Bird set from the brown Earth Neutrals sheet.  

Cut the ghosts - from the Haunted Entrance Dome Layer set - from White Woodgrain Paper.  Define and eyes with a paper piercing tool. Attach scraps of black cardstock behind the faces.

Cut the candies - from the Gingerbread House Frame set - from pink and orange cardstock in the Berry Red and Sunny Orange 6x6's.  Cut the candies again from the black glittered cardstock. Assemble the candies.

Attach the diecuts to a top-folded A2 card of Kraft Woodgrain paper.  

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Big thanks to everyone who ordered the BOO! Halloween cards + treat wrapper kit from Impress!  Kits are also on their way to Stamps and Memories!

Thanks for visiting - see you this weekend...

Jeansignature-3

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10/08/2021

Fri 08

Bird House Holiday Greetings Card
by Sara Cook

Hi everyone.  I have a holiday card using the House Frame dies to create a bird house for the Serene Bird.  I use the branch die to hang the bird house in this snowy scene.

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Bird House:

Die cut the House Frame from Memory Box Kraft Woodgrain card stock and the fence from the Cream Woodgrain card stock.  Die cut the House Frame Background from cream card stock and the heart from both the same cream card stock and then from the Kraft Woodgrain card stock.  Trim the House Frame die at the first score line to create a frame.  Take the Distress Oxide Antique Line ink pad and run it at an angle with the grain of the paper. Use your finger or small blending tool to blend the ink and add extra ink as needed.  Make sure to ink the edges to create depth.  Take the Kraft Woodgrain heart frame and do the same but with Distress Oxide ink in Crackling Campfire and then Barn Door.  Ink blend the inside of the cream card stock die cut heart with Distress Oxide Antique Line ink and then use Ground Espresso making the outside darker then the center.  Make sure the ink the edges.  This helps to create depth. Take the Distress Oxide Weathered Wood ink pad and run it at an angle on the fence and the House Frame background die cuts. Center the Heart frame die in the center of the House Frame Background die cut and run through the die cut machine.  Keep the heart frame die and glue it behind the red woodgrain die cut.  Ink the edges with Distress Oxide Ground Espresso.  Glue the inked wood House Frame on tope of the background.  Tie some cream colored twine to the top of the house.  Keep the end long to tie to the branch.

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Serene Bird and Branch:

Die cut the bird dies from heavy weight cream card stock.  Die cut the wings twice.  Die cut the branch from the same cream card stock.  Take a small bending tool, like a eyeshadow brush, and ink blend Distress Oxide Iced Spruce on the leaves.  Then ink blend the branch with Distress Oxide Vintage Photo.  Make sure to ink the edges of the die cuts.  Ink blend the bird body in Distress Oxide Abandon Coral, stay light towards the bottom center of the bird and heavier on the tail and top of the head.  Ink blend with Crackling Campfire.  Ink blend the wing first with Crackling Campfire and then around the edges with Barn Door.  Take the second wing die cut and trim just the top portion, following the cut lines.  Heavily ink blend with Barn Door.  Ink blend the beak with Mustard Seed.  Add a dot with a fine tip black marker to the eye.  Glue the beak and wings on the bird.  Glue just the main branches, just a few drops, on top of each other, off setting the die cuts to make a longer branch.  Tie the twine from the bird house in the center of the branch, only hanging about 1/4".

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Background:

Take cream card stock and trim to 4" x 5 1/4".  Ink blend with Distress Oxide inks from the center out staring with Stormy Sky and then Weathered Wood.  Heavily spray with water and bleach solutions.  I have a spray bottle that I keep with just about 1/10 of the bottle of bleach and the rest with water.  Let the water set for a minute and take a towel and bot off the excess.  Heat dry.  I repeated the process a few times until I had the effect I wanted.  I thought I had to start over but it turned out perfect.

Sentiment:

Die cut the middle sized die from the Banner Sentiment Trio set from cream card stock.  Stamp Holiday Greetings from the Festive Christmas Greetings stamp set with Distress Oxide Barn Door ink in the center.  Take a small blending tool and ink the edges up to the stitching with Distress Oxide Vintage Photo. 

Assembly:

Adhere the bird house to the bottom center of the background panel.  Glue the heart frame in the cut out.  Glue the fence along the bottom center of the house.  Glue the branch over the bird house, adding glue only to the main branch.  Arrange and glue down some of the branches leading to the leaves to make the branch look more full.  Add some white ink platers with thinned out gesso or a white spray ink. Let dry. Adhere the bird on top of the branch with foam tape, tucking it behind some of the leaves.  Adhere the hear die cut in the bird house, tucking it behind the fence.  Add the sentiment banner with foam tape to the bird house.  Adhere to background to an A2 size brown panel and then to a A2 size cream side folded card.  Add some Clear Fairy Drops around the card. 

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10/02/2021

Sat 02

An Oval Snowman Collage for World Cardmaking Day by Jean Okimoto

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Celebrate World Cardmaking Day with the Oval Snowman Collage from the 2021 Holiday Collection.  It's just one of many great new dies, 6x6 plaids and glitter cardstock and a beautiful assortment of fairy drops, crystals and dewdrops.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a frosty winter collage design.  

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Cut the large Stylish Rectangle Trio from white cardstock.  Cut the rectangle with the Oval Snowman Collage.   Color his nose and arms with orange and brown markers.

Cut a pale blue 6x6 from the Stormy Blue Collection with the Stylish Rectangle.  Save the delicate frame for another project - we're using the interior offcut here.  Cut the offcut with the top portion of the new Slim Confetti Plate.  Attach it behind the snowman rectangle.

Cut a 3-⅜" x 4" piece of a white 6x6 from the Delicate Pastels Glitter Pad.  Attach it behind the Stormy Blue piece to create a frosty dotted background.  Attach the 3-layered diecuts to a slightly darker blue A6 card (4-½" x 6-¼").  Attach the delicate Stylish Rectangle frame.

Cut the hat from black cardstock.

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Cut the scarf from a blue plaid in the new Woodsy Plaid 6x6 pack.

Attach an adhesive label sheet or sticker paper to bright red felt and cut Resting Birds.  The paper backing stabilizes the felt and keeps liquid adhesives from soaking through the fabric.

Attach 3 birds, the scarf, hat and three Winter Fantasy Fairy Gemstones.

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Stamp the greeting - from the new Yuletide Moments Clear Stamp Set - on white cardstock witgh Onyx Black VersaFine.  Quickly heat-emboss it with detail clear powder. Cut it with the smallest Stylish Rectangle die.  Attach the greeting and a bird inside the card.

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Hope you'll have time to create a card - or two - this weekend. 2021 has gone by so quickly it seems like I'm running from one holiday to the next!

Have a great weekend...

Jeansignature-3

 

 

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09/30/2021

Thu 30

Be Merry
by Michelle Bala

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Hello there! Michelle here, sharing some of the newest products from the Holiday Release!! 
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I used Festive Christmas Greetings Stamp and Die Set

Serene Bird and Branch Die

Pinpoint Daisy Background Die

Christmas Fairy Crystals
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I colored all images with Copic Markers and used gold embossing powder to emboss the oval frame and sentiment.

Hope you'll check out the full release HERE

 

 

 

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08/06/2021

Fri 06

Knowing You Are There Nautical Card
by Angie Cimbalo

 
Hello welcome, it's Angie here today with this nautical card using lots of products from Memory Box.  Some are from the brand new 2021 Summer Day Dreams release and others from the 2021 Under the Sea Spring release.  Here's another look at my card:
 
 
The sentiment and anchor I used are from the "You Anchor Me" stamp set.  The sentiment is stamped in Versafine Clair Pinecone ink and heat embossed in clear and the anchor was stamped in Hero Arts Navy Ink, then die cut with the coordinating die.  Here's a closer look at the Ocean Porthole die with torn paper to represent water and sand.  I also put metal brads on the circles in the porthole die and twine on the anchor.
 
 
For the sand and water papers along with the kraft woodgrain background, I used my scissors edge to rough up the edges for a tattered look.  The background wood planks were die cut with the Wood Grain Planks die and cut from ivory woodgrain paper, then inked with Distress ink as seen below:
 
 
Then I glued them to some white card stock and cut the excess white off.
 
 
I matted that on a piece of cream woodgrain paper then on kraft woodgrain paper.
The torn paper for the water is from the Fresh Aqua paper pack.  The porthole die was also cut from kraft woodgrain paper then adhered to a white one and inked several times with the Distress Ink.
 
 
Below you can see to make the sand layer, I used the back of the woodgrain paper and inked it lightly then added some light tan dots with an alcohol marker.
 

I stamped the sentiment and adhered it inside the porthole just at the top so I could slip in the water and sand papers.  Once they were situated, I cut off the extra.  The anchor was attached in one spot with glue, then with glue dots I adhered the twine on the porthole and the back of the circle.  The porthole was then popped up on fun foam circle for dimension.  

 
Lastly I added one of the "Graceful Ocean Birds" after coloring his beak, legs and adding an eye with a black marker.  Here's closer look at the bird:
 
 
And here's one last look at my card with all the Memory Box products:
 
 
I love making nautical cards and they are so easy to do when you have such amazing ocean dies and stamps from Memory Box.  Be sure to check out all the new releases for 2021 HERE.
 
Thanks so much for stopping by!
 
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08/05/2021

Thu 05

Willow Globe Floral Greetings by Jean Okimoto

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Extreme paper hoarding revealed...with my favorite print from 2020's Garland 6x6 set!   Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a mix of old and just-released designs.  I love combining dark florals and bright colors - and the new Willow Globe with its own sweet hummingbird was a great reason to break into my stash of hoarded papers.

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Cut the Garland 6x6 print with the largest Rectangle Basics die.  Attach the print to a top-folded white A2 card.  It's easy to find - and cut - the best part of the print using the die vs. measuring and guessing.  

Cut Willow Globe from a matching 6x6 Lush Green Collection sheet.  Tie a gold cord through the precut slot.  Curl the cord with the side of a bonefolder or plastic flower burnishing tool.

Cut Hello Streamlined Script from the glittered light yellow-green 6x6 Frosted sheet.

Cut the flowers from the Willow Globe set from two shades of pink 6x6 sheets in the Berry Red Collection. Cut the hummingbird from the pale khaki 6x6 Earth Neutral Collection sheet. 

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Here's a tip that's almost too basic to share, but I'll explain anyway!  Leave the diecut in the die and color the eye by gently tapping the tip of a black Sharpie through the "push-out" hole on the die.  The hole pressure-embosses a teeny little bump that's easy to color with the marker.  Clean the ink from the die.

Cut another bird from cardboard and layer it for dimension.

Attach the diecuts to the card.

Color 3 Clear Jewels with pink and orange markers.  Attach them to the 3 light pink flowers.

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The 2020 Garland 6x6 pack is currently available - but products from previous releases sell out and are replaced by new items.  Hope your favorite Retailer has a chance to reorder it before it's gone!

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Thanks for visiting...see you again next week!

Jeansignature-3

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07/22/2021

Thu 22

Sand(paper) Sandcastles by the Sea by Jean Okimoto

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Build sandpaper sandcastles by the sea with the new Fantasy and Stone Keep Castle Collages. Trim the bottom edges and take them from collage designs to freestanding diecuts on beachy summer cards.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here combining the Under the Sea and Summer Daydreams Collections - and transforming castles from royal residences to sandy architecture.

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Prep the Fantasy and Stone Keep Castle Collage dies by rubbing them briskly with scrunched waxed paper to help release the tiny pieces.  If your sandpaper starts to curl, attach it to adhesive label paper or a sticker sheet to stabilize it.  Diecut 100- and 150-grit sandpaper for a slight variation in color and texture.  No mass-produced sandcastles here!  Trim the bottoms.

Paint watercolor paper with diluted refill inks in blues, teals and greens.  Air-dry it,  then spritz it with Imagine's Gold Sheer Shimmer Spritz. Air-dry it for a few minutes, then heat-set it.  Cut it with the 3" x 4.1" Nested Globes die.

Cut Graceful Ocean Birds from the pale blue-white Delicate Pastels 6x6 Glitter sheet.  Save the 3rd bird for another project.  Cut the birds again from a dark gray 6x6 in Earth Neutral Collection.  Trim the glittered legs and tip of the beak. Layer the glittered diecuts over the black diecuts - slightly offset for a shadowed look.

Cut the teal 6x6 from the Fresh Aqua Collection with the 4-¼" x 5-½" die.  Attach it to a side-folded white A2 card.  Attach the diecuts - use foamtape for the standing bird. Add the medium-sized Fairy Drops

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Thanks for visiting...see you on Sunday!

Jeansignature-3

 

 

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05/25/2021

Tue 25

Pop Up Sea Scape Card
by Sara Cook

Wondering what your friend is up to?  How about creating a pop up card with a sea scape view to get back in touch with an old friend.

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Card Layout:

Take heavy card stock, at least 110lb, and cut 2 panels to 5 1/2" x 6 1/4".  Score on the long side at 1/2" and 1" on both ends of the panels.  For all scores, fold the outer 1/2" score up and over and the inside 1" score inside.  

Front Window:

Cut the blue/green stripped paper from the Garden Folly pack to 4 1/4" x 5 1/2". Use the 4th largest die from the Nested Globes die set and die cut a winder in the middle of the paper.  Take 1 of the card panels and secure, with removable tape, the patterned paper to the middle of the card and align the Nested Glade die in the cut out.  Run through the die cutting machine.  Take the 3rd largest die from the Nested Globes die set and the 4th largest and tape together to create a window frame.  Die cut the frame from the white Woodgrain Paper.  Color the paper with Distress Ink Antique Linen and then lightly with Vintage phot.  Adhere the pattern paper to the panel and then the frame.

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Sea Scape:

Embossing a light mid tone blue paper rom the Ocean Blue paper pack with Waves 3D embossing folder.  Take sand paper and lightly sand the top of the waves.  Lightly add Distress Picket Fence ink over the waves.  Blend lightly with foam pad.  Let dry.  Fussy cut around the waves about half way down.  Die cut the smallest post from Marina Sailboat dies.  The sails are from Fresh Aqua.  The base of the boat is from Kraft Woodgrain Paper (lightly add Distress Vintage Photo to enhance the wood grain).  the Pole is cut from silver card stock.   Die cut the Oceanside Lighthouse from white and dark blue from Ocean Blue paper.  Cut off the top of the Lighthouse under the railing and glue on the white die cut.  Die cut the Waves from white and same blue of the embossed waves and glue together.

Sky:

Ink plend a white 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" panel with Distress Squeezed Lemonade from the bottom and Broken China from the top and lightly blend in the middle.  

Sentiment: 

Stamp "water you up to?" from the Oceanside Typewriter Sentiment stamp set with a light blue ink on white card stock.  Trim down to the  1/4" tall.  Adhere under the window frame.

Flying birds:

Die cut the Flying Gulls birds out of white card stock.  Cut 2 strip of acetate to 4 1/2" x 1/4".  Adhere 1 bird to end of each strip.  Save 1 bird to adhere to the back panel.

Assembly:

Take the back scored and folder panel and adhere the sky panel in the center.  Adhere the 3D embossing waves at the bottom of the panel.  Adhere the lighthouse and wave to the right hand side, tucking it behind the waives.  Make sure you can see the lighthouse through the window.  Adhere the sails boat on top of the waves slightly off center to the left. Ahdere 1 bird in the sky.  Take the 2 bird acetate strips and adhere them with tap on the 1/2" score section of the back panel.  Add strong glue to the outer 1/2" score on both end and add the front panel on top creating a tab. 

Pop Up:

Push the tab into the card and slide into an envelope.  When you pull the card out it will pop up.

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05/22/2021

Sat 22

Shell by the Sea Shore Card
by Sara Cook

Hello everyone. I have a sea shore inspired card using the new Under the Sea release dies. Perfect card to send to someone you have not talked to for awhile. 

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Shell

Emboss the Grand Tulip Shell outline die on cream card stock then use the base die to cut it out.  This will help in the coloring of the shell.  Die cut the out line out of the same cream card stock. Ink blend the shell and out line all over with Distress Oxide Antique Linen. Then ink blend Distress Oxide Tattered Rose all over the outline die cut and on the shell around the areas that were embossed with the outline. Add more ink in the smaller sections of the shell.  For the opening of the shell ink blend Distress Oxide Picked Raspberry at the top of the opening and blend down.  Glue the outline to the base shell.  To set the color and add a gloss to the shell apply a layer of Distress College Medium Matte and let dry.

 

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Standing Birds

Use the Graceful Ocean Birds to die cut 2 birds out of 110lb card stock.  Color the feet and shade the underneath of the birds with Distress Oxide Antique Linen ink. Ccolor in the beaks with a yellow/orange watercolor marker.  For the eye use a fine tip black marker and add a dot.

Piling;

Need 2 wood planks.  Check out my blog post on how to make wood planks (insert link).  Trim 2 pcs of mounting tape to 1/8' think and 1" tall and 1/4" think and 1/2" tall.  Peal off the backing and center the wood plank on the tape vertically.  Wrap the edges of the wood plank around to the back side.  Secure with glue, if needed.  Color any white showing with a alcohol based dark brown or black marker.  Color the bottom with the marker and blend in the color.

Crab:

Die cut the smaller Cheerful Crab out of heavy red card stock.  Add 2 layers of Glossy Accents to the crab, drying in between each layer. 

Rope Boarder:

Die cut and emboss the boarder die from the End of My Rope die set twice, 1 form cream card stock and 1 from dark brown card stock.  Glue cream card stock on top of the brown.  Ink blend Distress Antique Linen all over die cut.  Use the die as a stencil and putting it over the die cut and ink blend Distress Brushed Corduroy on the cut out areas.  Take the Brushed Corduroy and add a little to the sides of the boarder die cut.

 

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Sandy Beach:

Use a tan colored card stock to make a 4 1/4'x5/12' panel.  Use a small fan brush to splattered ink on the bottom portion of the panel.  Use the following inks, IN THE FOLLOING ORDER, to create the beach, Distress Ink: Brushed Corduroy and Vintage Photo, Oxide Ink: Tattered Rose, Antique Linen and Picket Fence.

Ocean/Sky:

On 110lb white card stock, ink blend from one end to the other, wide wise, with Distress Oxide Ink Tumbled Glass, Peacock Feathers and Mermaid Lagoon.  Use a narrow blending brush to add waives out of Tumbled Glass and Picket Fence.  Let dry.  Stamp the Long Time No Sea with dark blue pigment ink from the Oceanside Typewriter Sentiments.  Tare from the front side of the paper 1/2" ~ 3/4" off the bottom to show the white card stock to make the look of water crashing on the beach.

Assembly:

Adhere the ocean/sky panel to the beach panel.  Adhere the pilings, cutting off any excess, and then set the feet of the standing birder into the pilings. Adhere all the other elements to the card.  I also added a Flying Gulls cut from white card stock in the upper sky area.  Adhere to a A2 size card.

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05/13/2021

Thu 13

Grand Scallop Shell and Graceful Ocean Birds by Jean Okimoto

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Opposites attract in a pastel beach scene here. The bold Grand Scallop Shell, delicate Graceful Ocean Birds, matte cardstock from our 6x6 Collections, and sparkly Delicate Pastel Glitter Pad accent strips, soft colors and  bright birds create a medley of contrasts.

Hi, Jean Okimoto here with another Under the Sea Collection design for you.  Not sure if a scallop shell and these flamingo-wannabe birds belong together - but here they are!

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Cut pastel-painted watercolor paper with the solid Grand Scallop Shell.  I've used a stash scrap colored with diluted Kaleidacolor ink refills. Pressure-emboss the shell with the detailed Grand Scallop Shell die - use the rubber embossing mat and other plate(s) required for your machine.  Leave the shell in the die.  Use the die as a stencil and sponge VersaMark onto the open areas of the shell.  Remove the die and heat-emboss the shell with Imagine's Iridescent Mboss Powder.  Clean the die with a damp washcloth.

Cut the blue sheet - from the 6x6 Fresh Aqua Collection - with the detailed scallop die.  Attach the diecut to the embossed shell.  

Cut white cardstock with the 3" x 8" Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die.

Cut the pale aqua 6x6 Delicate Pastels Glitter Pad sheet with Vertical Line Collage.  Attach the 5 offcut strips to the rectangle.

Cut Graceful Ocean Birds from the pink-coral 6x6 Berry Red Collection sheet.  Mask the adjacent areas with a Post-It Note and color the beaks and legs with a marker.  The pale gray Zebra Mildliner over the pink-coral cardstock created a dark taupe/brown.

Attach the diecuts to the rectangle - use foamtape for the top of the shell.  Attach the rectangle - at an angle -  to a white slimline card (3-⅝ x 8-⅝").  Add jewels from the Open Studio Pastel Jewels - I used the color in the first column.

 

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Thanks for visiting...see you again next week!

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