Jan 4, 2016

Pretty Birds of Happiness

Hello, Dies R Us friends!  Monday already?  Sheesh!  It’ll be Christmas again before you know it.  I hope you’re all having a happy new year so far!

I’ve made another anniversary card today, rolling along on a card order.  This almost looks like I photographed it in black and white, but, actually, I was in the mood for soft neutrals and this is what came about.  The birds are a new-to-me die:  Tattered Lace Oriental Blue Bird.  So pretty!  I found it when searching “bird” on Dies R Us.  I teamed it up with my Sue Wilson Gemini Orion border and some pretty paper, a bow, and pearls.

The birds were cut in SU!’s Sahara Sand – gray with a tint of green – and, really, a perfect match with the designer paper and the ribbon.  To deepen the color of the die cut I went over it with a Sahara Sand marker after it was cut, then layered over two more cuts for dimension.

Orion is a three die set – the decorative border and a separate die for each edge.  For the first layer of white I used the decorative cut and the lower edge.  The top layer of white uses only the upper edge die.  Any one of these dies will give a pretty cut all on its own, but together they’re exquisite.  The photo below shows the inside where I used all three dies together to cut a stand-alone border from the designer paper.

A new challenge began New Year’s Day on the Dies R Us Challenge Blog.  The theme is “Something New” – your interpretation.  Several of the team made baby cards, so you see where you can go with that.  See below for a summary of supplies.  Have a happy day!

Stamps:  SU! Warm Words and Heard From the Heart  Paper:  Neenah Classic White, Graphic 45 Botanical Tea designer paper  Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, SU! Sahara Sand marker  Accessories:  Ribbon, pearls  Dies:  Tattered Lace Oriental Blue Bird, Sue Wilson Gemini Orion

---  Leslie ---

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