Jun 3, 2016


Welcome to the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog.  Ann here with a crane scene card for you.
The inspiration for this card came from two black iron crane statues that my neighbor has in her front yard around her lamppost.  I used the Impression Obsession Shore Birds, cutting the two largest in black.

I layered the birds in front of a white picket fence and some small grass.

The white background is the Tufted Cushion Card Panel which I cut in white and mounted on a piece of white cardstock.  The shaped black die is from the Sue Wilson Californian Collection Basic Frames (Set A).  The layer on top of the black layer is from the Sue Wilson Californian Collection Hollywood.  You get a frame with this Hollywood set that coordinates perfectly with the Basic Frames set, leaving just an 1/8th of an inch gap.


I sponged some green and blue inks on the top white Hollywood panel to give the illusion of grass and the sky behind the fence.

Thanks for stopping by to take a look -- Ann.

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  1. Stunning card, the scene you have made looks so real. Love the coloured background you have made and it's great that the two sets of dies co-ordinate with one another. The black edge really makes it pop.

  2. That is so cool, love the framing of it all and the background die, neat arrangement of your scene, don't you just love how inspiration is all around us for our card making :)

  3. Ann, this is so sweet! That's such a pretty frame and I just adore the little scene you've created!

  4. Isn't this sweet? Love your background and the silhouetted cranes. I think they are so majestic!

  5. How in the world do you come up with these fantastic designs, Ann? GORGEOUS! I love the framing - very striking, and a wonderful shape - and then posing the storks as silhouettes makes it even more modern. A beautiful card in every way. I envy your creative techniques! hugs, de


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