Anyway, I envision bluebirds to be more gentle like. With lovely song and maybe they would perch on your finger like in Cinderella. Maybe not.
I had a birdy in mind for my card and flew on over (ha, get it?) to the Stamping 411 site again for their weekly sketch.
Here is my bluebird:
Trendy Trees set. Kraft, not quite navy, old olive and whisper white cardstock. Basic grey and sahara sand inks. Bella Bleu DSP, 2 step bird punch, blue taffeta ribbon, scallop square die.
Here is another shot without the DSP behind it:
Which do you like better? With DSP or without DSP? Hmmmmm..........
I used Basic Grey for the words because it seemed like it wasn't as harsh as black. Now, check out that scallop square. I made that using the Scallop Square Die for the Big Shot. Wanna see how I made it smaller? Check this out:
I took a 1/4 sheet of whisper white and folded it in half lengthwise. I tried not to crease it too much.
I wanted my square to be 6 scallops by 6 scallops. So I put the folded part in the middle of the die on the 3rd scallop. Does that make sense?
Does this help? See how I only have 3 scallops on each side?
Next, keeping it folded, I counted in 6 scallops on the bottom and put the corner in that scallop and cut again.
You end up with this cute little scallop square.
Then I spritzed it with water and ironed out the crease. Heres a great tip: make sure the towel you're using is clean. Guess how I thought of that? Better yet.........
................ use a paper towel. Better idea. I actually threw that cute little scallop away because I got it dirty. So I didn't get a pic of the finished piece. And yes, I threw that hand towel in the laundry. Yuck!
Anyhow, ironing will lessen the crease. I went ahead and just covered mine with the bird. No one will know.
Okay peeps, thats it for today. I'm pooped! Thanks for stopping by and keeping me company.