Vicki here again today with a spring card for friends or family members. Most of my family lives in the midwest and so during this time of year, waiting for spring to arrive, they often feel like Spring will never come. I like to send a spring card to remind them that the wait won't be much longer.
For today's card, I used the Perched Bird Die with some of the new Cottage Meadow Paper Pad. I like these bright cheery colors that make me think of Spring, but I seem to especially like the corner designs. They are double-sided papers, so the reverse design is the full sheet rather than a corner. That's night in case you want to have a fuller pattern. I think I have mentioned before that these papers remind me of some of the Annie Rifle designs for Rifle Paper Company. I love her art, so I really like these papers.
For the die cuts, I cut four white dies and glued 3 of them, one on top of the other, for that stacked look. For the 4th die, I used some sponge dauber to add color selectively and snipping off the branch, added just that part to the stacked dies.
On the white cardbase, I die cut the largest Matinee Rectangle Layers from Light Blue Cardstock (Gina K Designs Sea Glass) and then the second to the largest Matinee Rectangle from the Cottage Meadows Patterned Paper corner design. If you tack the die all the way in the corner with a little bit of Delicate Surface Tape, it's very easy to get the placement in the right spot.
In the first two photos especially, you can see that I put some shimmer pen on just the bird. I had to do another angle for you here so that you can see the shimmer on the bird.