Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Less is More - Week 212 - Wings

The current challenge over at Less is More this week is 'Wings'. I did try to steer clear of birds and butterflies but in the end opted for a favourite birdie stamp of mine:
I used:

- A6-ish white card blank, the front portion of which I ran through the Cuttlebug using the SU 'Chevron' embossing folder with the back of the card folded outside the folder (needs must with a little Cuttlebug sometimes)

- then backed the inside of the front part of the card with a piece of plain white card stock to add stability as the breaking down of fibres during embossing can leave a piece of card a bit unsteady on its feet :)

-  the image is from Banana Frog's set called 'Shake your tail feathers', stamped using Memento 'Tuxedo Black' ink and coloured using Whispers pens, then covered with clear 'Wink of Stella'. Sadly Banana Frog ceased trading over three years ago - I loved their crisp designs, sigh :(

- the sentiment of course came from the same stamp set, again stamped in Memento 'Tuxedo Black'

- then die cut the image using a Lil 'Inkers Stitched Rectangle die, and glued it onto a slightly larger rectangle die cut from a snippet of SU 'Tempting Turquoise' card stock

- then added the 'topper' to the card front using thin sticky pads 
Di
x

29 comments:

Carol L said...

Shake your tail feathers.......that reminds me of an old song when I was a teen-ager! LOL Cute card Di, and I love the embossing. I cannot seem to ever get enough of these Lil Inker stitched rectangles! They take every card straight over the top for me!

scrappymo! said...

Oooohhhhhh...so pretty!

That is a lovely stamp...I can see why you love it too! The stitched dies are fab...They are finally available in my area. I picked up a rectangle set from Lawn Fawn I think!

Sorry I have not been much in touch. Finally feeling stronger and should be back to normal by the end ofthe week. The student leaves and I will have access to my craft room again! The builder arrives March 14th to build the door that will separate me from the guest suite! Yay!!!

Brenda said...

What a cute card Di! I love that bird and I love the "shake your tail feathers". lol Too cute! The chevron embossing folder looks awesome! Hugs, Brenda

Jane Willis said...

I love it! That peacock stamp is so cute - and I need a peacock feather for today's project. Mind if I pluck one?
Jane

SARN said...

Oh SWEEEEEET! What a brilliant sentiment to go with that cute bird.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Linda said...

This is sooo cute ... love the little peacock! xx

Kath said...

A fab card Die - I love the image and can see why it's one of your favourites.
Kath x

Eve Maynard said...

I love your birdie Di - and I remember Banana Frog stamps and seeing them on Create and Craft T.V.
So sad when companies go out of business as with craft shops closing :-(....

Thanks again for the mention of my blog giveaway.
xx

KandA said...

That is a fabulous stamp and I love the colour combo - perfect with the embossed background xx

Sazzle Dazzle said...

It's a fabulous bird Di and deserves a showing in our Wings challenge.
The chevron embossing is a fantastic detail too. Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
Sarah xx
Less is More

Brenda in IN said...

Oh Di, this is so cute. I love the tail feathers and the whole image is so darn fun.

jimlynn said...

Not only perfect, but pretty as well! Very, very cute.
Lynn

Sandra H said...

Aww so cute Di is your card x

Glennis said...

cute bird - the rectangles are great - I must have a look for them

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Di this is a gorgeous CAS card I love the blue bird he is so friendly. Hugs Jackie

Pat said...

I love that bird Di and the chevron background works really beautifully with the stitched mats. Thank you for the heads up about the TT folder so will keep my eyes peeled for the 5 x 7 one to appear somewhere. x

LesleyG said...

This perky little peacock is certainly strutting his stuff Di, very pretty and lovin' the stitched layers xxx

Kathleen said...

Really cute image and fab colouring, lovely fun card.

Kath x

Jean said...

A super cute card , I love the colours, and the chevron EF. I must get myself some of those stitched dies too !!
Jean x

Darnell J Knauss said...

Your fashionista is strutting proudly on this pretty, pretty card, Di!! I love it!! Hugs, Darnell

Karen D. said...

sweet card...love the colours...

Viv's Visuals said...

Real pretty card Di! x

Hettie said...

Awww! Lovely card. I thought that looked a bit Banana Frogish...miss them!
Hugs
xx

Elizabeth said...

Lovely card, Di. The bird is fab and I love the fun sentiment too. Hugs, Elizabeth xx

Liz said...

Fabulous card - love the image and the sentiment. The chevron embossed background looks great with the stitched die cuts. xx

Chrissie said...

What a cutie Di!
This is a great little card!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Anne said...

Love those chevrons Di, what a super card!
Thank you for joining us at Less is More
Anne
LIM

Juls said...

Love this!! Xx

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

So pretty and that embossing folder is beautiful!