Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Winter Bird Card

Happy New Year and welcome to the first of my design team projects for our Gecko Galz January 2014 product reveal.

Gecko Galz is starting off 2014 with a buy one/get one sale.  We also are doing a cross promotion with BasicGrey.  You will see my sample later this month.  You can join in the fun of combining BasicGrey and Gecko Galz products by entering our Valentine contest.  See all the details HERE.

Winter Bird Card 



A short tutorial:

Crop out and print image of bird from Gecko Galz Winters Garden collage sheet

Crop out, re-size and adjust color to match bird, then print diamond pattern from Gecko Galz Background Jewel It 

Using Stampin' Up Crumb Cake paper, position embossing folder so grasses line up with those in picture and emboss a portion of the kraft paper.  Yes, you read that correctly.  Unfortunately my attention to detail requires lining up the grass shoots.  matchy-matchy

Edge papers and top right corner of kraft paper with various matching inks.  I used Ranger Distress Inks in Weathered Wood and Broken China as well as Stampin' Up Crumb Cake.

Stencil word "Winter" in top corner.  I used a Red Lead Paperworks stencil and Crumb Cake marker.
Stamp with coordinating diamond shape.  Mine was a blog candy gift from Gerri Herbst. I used Broken China ink, stamping once off paper so image would be lighter when actually stamped onto the card.
Layer papers onto matching aqua card.

Mimic snow in photo by using Snow Marker on kraft paper, including highlighting some bumps from the embossing folder.  When dry, use heat tool to puff up snow.

Embellish with straw tied with twine. I pulled apart the straw.  The piece furthest to the right is aligned exactly over the piece on the photo.  Yes, once again, you read that correctly.  matchy-matchy

I'm entering this card in these challenges:

Crafts4Eternity: Challenge 156:  Something New:
January Gecko Galz release of digital images;
Red Lead Paperworks word stencil;
new to me first time used diamond pattern rubber stamp

All Sorts Challenge Week 238/239:  Brown with Blue/Aqua/Turquoise

13 comments:

clare said...

Such an elegant card.

Micupoftea said...

What a sweet card- love the embossing! Happy New Year :)

1CardCreator said...

Beautiful card, love how the snow spills out from the image too. ~Diane

Michele said...

oh this is soooo pretty! i love it. xo

Starr said...

Helene, the bird image is one of my favorites. Your card is lovely, the embossing is the perfect compliment!

brenda said...

A wonderful winter themed card and lovely Kingfisher image.

Thanks so much for joining in at Allsorts challenge.

B x

Brenda Brown said...

Absolutely delightful Helene, looking forward to seeing more of these this year.
hugs {brenda} xox

Sharon said...

This is beautiful Helene! the embossed background matches perfectly!

michele said...

Gorgeous card Helene! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week Happy New Year! hugs x

Sandi McLean said...

Beautiful card, gives me such a feeling of quiet serenity. Hugs,

Wendy said...

This card is so pretty Helene. I love the piece of straw that it is tied on...gives it dimension and texture.

hazel said...

A beautiful card Helene, I love the image.
Happy New Year.
xxx Hazel.

Marjie Kemper said...

What a beautiful card, Helene. Love how the texture beneath mimics the branches. Happy New Year!

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