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Stampin’ Up! Only Challenge # 44
Elegant Bird Mother’s Day Card
At first, I wasn’t really certain about the Elegant Bird die for the Big Shot but after using the die I’ve discovered that it is a lot of fun and so elegant! For this card, I used a new technique that I learned from them Stampin’ Success Magazine that demonstrators receive. The technique is called “Acrylic Distress”. I used White Acrylic paint on the Pear Pizzazz Card Stock and cut out the Elegant Bird with my Big Shot then embossed the elegant bird with the Vintage Wallpaper Textured Embossing Folder. To bring out the Pear Pizzazz Card Stock, I used sand paper to remove some of the acrylic paint creating a distressed Elegant Bird.
The basic assembly of the card consists of Pear Pizzazz as the card base. I then used Twitterpatted Designer Series Paper on the bottom third of the card and Crumb Cake Ribbon Seam Binding which I gathered in the background. The Elegant Bird is layered on the gathered ribbon. The sentiment is stamped on Whisper White Card Stock then layered on Pear Pizzazz to create a flag. The end of the flag was created using the 1 1/4″ Square Punch. Finally, the bow is created by wrapping the Crumb Cake Ribbon Seam Binding around my hand then gathering it together with an Antique Brad that was then layered on the bird and covers the edge of the flag.
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