This week on the Sisters in Stamping blog we are featuring new Big Shot accessories from the Occasions Mini catalog. I decided to use the Elegant Bird Bigz die, which I just received in my last order. I had a hard time deciding what to make - a scrapbook page, 3-d item, fabric project... but finally settled on this monochromatic wedding card. This is not my usual style but I am really pleased with how it turned out and hope you like it as well.
The bird and wing were cut out with a quarter sheet of very vanilla card stock and then I ran both back through the Big Shot with the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder. I then sponged both with crumb cake ink to make the texture really pop, going darker on the edges to make the bird stand out against the very vanilla background. I also embellished the bird with a basic pearl for the eye.
To create the ribbon embellishment, I found an antique brad that matched the color scheme of the card and opened up the prongs in the back nice and wide.
Next, I cut a 16" piece of crumb cake seam binding ribbon and wrapped it around my fingers a couple of times and then put it in the prongs of the brad and closed it.
Cut a 5-1/4" x 4" piece of very vanilla card stock and run it through the Big Shot with the Framed Tulips embossing folder and sponge lightly around the edges with crumb cake. Add a hole in the bottom corner with a crop-a-dile for the brad and attach your ribbon embellishment. Pull the loops apart and poof them for added interest. I did add a little more texture by fraying the ends of the ribbon by pulling on a thread and trimming the excess. Attach this piece to an 8-1/2" x 11" very vanilla card stock base.
Next, attach the bird to the card with several stampin' dimensionals. I added the wing using the tab and Tombow multipurpose adhesive and then added a stampin' dimensional underneath so it would be raised above the bird's body.
Because this is a wedding card, I stamped "Congratulations" from the Love & Laughter stamp set found in the Occasions Mini catalog with soft suede ink on very vanilla card stock and punched it out using my modern label punch. I sponged the edges with crumb cake and added it to the card with stampin' dimensionals. I embellished the punch with two of the tiniest pearls and voila... you're done! I like this card so much that my Card of the Month club ladies will be making one at our next meeting... hope they like it!
Thanks for stopping by today... please be sure and visit the Sisters in Stamping blog today after Noon EST to see the wonderful creations my friends came up with using the new Big Shot accessories from the Occasions Mini catalog.
If you'd like to order any of the products used to recreate this card, please contact me via email or order online.
Thanks and have a wonderful weekend!!