Fantabulous Cricut challenged us to use birds in our paper project this week. I think I met the requirements of this challenge and then some.
I started by making my own background paper. I used a technique called "Blended Distress & Flick Technique" that I learned in Tim Holtz Creative Chemistry 101 online class. Then I randomly stamped various images, including an image of a bird, to complete my patterned paper.
A product I have been wanting to try is molding paste. I knew that I wanted a dark branch over top of my patterned paper but I didn't have a branch sticker, a branch stamp, nor a branch die cutting plate. However, I did have a tree stencil and some molding paste. Here was my opportunity to try this very popular technique. I taped off the areas of the tree that I did not want and applied the molding paste. After the paste was completely dried I coloured it using the E77 Copic marker.
A few months ago, I bought the "Straight from the Nest" Cricut cartridge without much of a chance to use it. The FCCB challenge #203 was the perfect time to take this cartridge out for a test run. "Chillin with my Peeps" inspired the entire card. The image and the saying reminds me of a few of my friends.
I searched for the perfect combination of paper for this image without much success. I had the red and the black but nothing that was quite right for the bird. I have the philosophy that if you can't find what you are looking for, then make it yourself. I cut the image out of white cardstock and coloured the little bird using Y13 and Y35 Copic markers.
I hope this card puts a smile on your face as it does mine.
Have a great day and don't forget to chill with your peeps!
Items used from my inventory:
- White cardstock - Recollections
- Coloured cardstock from my scrap pile
- Patterned cardstock from unknown source
- Distress inks (I don't know what I would do without my distress inks)
- Iced Spruce
- Shabby Shutters
- Forest Moss
- Weathered Wood
- Victorian Velvet
- Pumice Stone
- Inkadinkado - Flourishes stamp
- Straight from the Nest Cricut Cartridge
- Golden gel mediums - Light molding paste
- The Cafters Workshop.com - Branches Reversed stencil
- Stampin'up 2-way glue
- Copic Markers - Y13, Y35, E11, E37, E77
- Scotch Advanced Tape Runner
- Zapdots foam adhesives