Birthday Bird…

My son turns 18 tomorrow! For his birthday, I wanted a special card that was masculine.

I used a base of Crumb Cake, run through the Big Shot with the Square Lattice Impressions Folder. I layered a piece from the Pocket Full of Posies DSP pack (this paper is eligible for the buy 3, get 1 free promo going on until 8/31!). I used the ticket corner punch on the corners and shaded both the card and the DSP with Early Espresso Ink.

For the “bird” layer, I again used the Big Shot to cut out the large scallop in Crumb Cake from the Scallop Circle #2 Die  and the circle in Very Vanilla from the Circles #2 die. I layered this with the bird and branch, made with the Bird Builder punch. The branch is in Old Olive and the bird is in Baja Breeze.  All of these were also sponged on the edges with Early Espresso ink.  I used my paper piercing tool to punch holes around the edges of the scallop and to create an “eye” for the bird. The bird and the wing are each popped up on dimensionals, for that 3-D look.


The sentiment from the Hostess set Happiest Birthday Wishes was stamped in Chocolate Chip on Very Vanilla, punched with the Modern Label punch, and the edges sponged with Baja Breeze. The Baja Breeze piece was punched with the ticket corner punch and sponged with Early Espresso.  An antique brad and some Crumb Cake seam binding complete the look!



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