It’s Cheryl here, and since it’s almost Australia Day, I thought I’d make an Australiana card. You might recall I made a card folio back in November using the Sweeping Plains collection. That depleted practically all the design paper I had for Sweeping Plains, and left me with only some scraps and a handful of cut aparts. So for this card I had to be very frugal.
Using Cinammon cardstock I cut my base. Next I cut a piece of design paper slightly smaller than the front. I chose a piece that had some greenery on it, as I’d decided to use a cut apart that featured a Kookaburra, since they are one of my favourite Australian birds.
I wanted to make this card a little different, so instead of using the cut apart as it was, I cut around the oval surrounding the bird and scenery, making sure not to cut off the tail. This way the tail sits below the rest of the oval, and gives a more texured appearance.
I distressed around the edges of the topper and the featured image using scissors, but you can also use a distress tool. Then, using blending brushes, distressed with ink on both pieces.
I glued the topper to the base, then added foam tape to the Kookaburra feature image and stuck that down. Lastly I took a greeting from the Sentiment Pack and put foam tape on each end, then stuck it across the main image on a slight angle.
And that was it. My card was done.
This very simple card could be used for just about any ocassion by changing up the sentiment. It would make a lovely masculine card, but is just as suited to women.
C0727973 – Sweeping Plains 12×12 Collection
C0727981 – Sweeping Plains Diecut Sentiment Set
ULT200044 – Cardstock – 12×12 – Cinnamon (216gsm)
CO727948 – Blending Brush – Medium – 20 x 30mm
C0721964 – Double Sided Foam Tape 12mm x 4m
C0726343 – Couture Creations Mini Guillotine
CO726342 – Couture Creations 12×12 Scoring Board
Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you enjoyed my creation!
Reminds me of the song we sang at youth camp about the Kookabura in the old gum tree. I love the card you made with that bird image.
Thanks so much, Verna. I love that old song too.
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