On today's card I had fun using one of the fun Stampin' Up! Big Shot Dies: Elegant Bird Goes Shabby Chic!
Here is one of my card making video tutorials which will walk you step by step through the process I used. Some written directions follow below.
As you can see, this is a great "scrap card". All those bits and pieces of designer papers seem to accumulate fast! I used the Twitterpated Designer Series Paper (Occasions Mini p. 13 #125406 $10.95) for my Elegant Bird, but you could use entirely random bits of paper.
I used a punch to punch out the squares and then I used the Cutter Kit (p.208 #106958 $16.95) to rough up the edges. I glued them randomly on the page, overlapping the edges and put it through with the Elegant Bird Die (Occasions Mini p. 10 #125593 $21.95).
To make my bird even more distressed, I ripped a few edges and made sure some of the edges were flipped up at the ends. To dress her up for the occasion, I made a shawl for her from the Victoria Crochet Trim (p. 194 #118481 $6.95). I cut down the middle of the lace and added a couple of layers as you can see in the picture. The eyes are the Large Pearl Basic Jewels (Occasions Mini p. 26 #125577 $4.95). I added the safety pins and the vintage looking brad that closes her shawl with items from the Vintage Trinkets (p. 197 #118764 $5.95)
To finish the card, I layered it on a background of Island Indigo Card Stock and paper from the Subtles Designer Series Paper Pack. Doesn't she look ready to go to town?
This is just one of many looks I can imagine with this die. What would you do with it? I love my Stampin' Up! Big Shot Dies: Elegant Bird Goes Shabby Chic!……or simply elegant…….or country!
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