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Monday, April 3, 2017

Use a die or two or three...

Hello Peeps, today I am sharing an easel card I made for the new challenge over at Unstampabelles.

Challenge #67 is 
To 'die' for.......   
TWIST  add a bird or two or three....

One Prize - two new, small dies:  
IO Die - Bunnies 


Cheery Lyn Die - chicks

Here is my card

There are four dies used in this but one is the tree canopy and  one lot's of small (very small) leaves.
These are Memory Box dies.
You can see the green sheet below on the left side where I cut the canopy die and then took each individual leaf and applied them to the die of the tree stem and branches.
The tree and leaves are from SU Moonlight DS paper stack.

I did this with tweezers and Tombow glue, by adding the glue to my rubber sheet and dabbling into it a sponge and applying this glue to the back of the leaves - time consuming!
I did the same thing to the die sentiment - small things like this work well with this system.
I store my sponge in the blue bowl and seal it with quite a tight lid between uses.

Once I had got the leaves stuck on, I put the piece through a circle die first and then through an embossing folder Culture Creations - Flamingos and Hedgehogs

A closer look at the effect

Another circle die for a mount and then this was mounted over a square of SU white (thick Whisper White). The mounts are Lost Lagoon card (SU). I used the same embossing folder but inked it with Lost Lagoon ink first and then added the thick WW card.

My plastic bird comes from D'Lish.

The base of the card has had a piece of DS paper from SU that is a scrap - and so Ihave no name for the series but it is old.
The sentiment is die cut too from LLagoon and added to a scrap of WW and then run through the embossing folder as well. Three pearls completed the card.

I will finish with a photo of our Government House and the Botanical Gardens taken across Cornelian Bay. The long roof line belongs to the workers cottages at the back of the house proper. the flag on the tower indicated the Governor was home that day - she is very hard working and often away around the state. The beautiful trees in the front down to the water actually belong to the Royal Botanical Gardens next door - a big tourist attraction, hence the car park at the back gate. These gardens are the second oldest in Australia.


Anonymous said...

Very effective. Not sure I have the patience to stick all the leaves on! Glad you did it is a great result.

Wynn Walton said...

Great job Susan. Love the finished card. Well worth all the fiddley you lost a few leaves enroute. I know I would have lol Hugs Wynn x