Friday, May 20, 2011

Blue Jay Gatefold


Don't you just love getting new stamps? This one came yesterday from the Cut@Home website. They also have a matching die for the bird, which is actually supposed to be a cardinal. Since I felt the bird was simple enough to cut out by hand, which I did, I didn't order the die. (The stamp set comes with two different images and a birthday greeting.)

There were several steps in making this card. First I stamped the image twice, using the second one for coloring and cutting out the bird. The bird and large blossom were popped up with SU dimensionals.

After coloring the images, I used the Nestabilities label die. Since the image was slightly larger, I used my craft knife to slide the die under the tail feathers, the bottom right leaf and the uppermost blossom. I also die-cut the Nestabilities Fleur de Lis square as a border and mounted the image on top.

The only embellishments I used on this one was a tiny black gem for the eye and some Stampendous jeweled stickers for the flower centers. (Double click for a closer view.)

I think this stamp set is going to get a lot of use!

3 comments:

Nancy ~ Inkcicles said...

Beautifully done Doris.

Thank you for sending me some cheer. What a blessing it was,

:-)

Mary said...

Doris, what a sweet card. Don't you just love the Spellbinder dies? I sure do and you use them beautifully!

Bonnie said...

I love this cardinal as a blue jay! You did a wonderful job of coloring! Great layout too!