Tuesday, 3 March 2009

Tanda Stamps Teaser 87

The challenge over at Tanda Stamps this week was entitled "A Bird In The Hand" ... so I thought I'd enter this card which was the result of the first session I had with my new Cuttlebug.
(I know most people and their Aunties have had one for years but I was never known for being in vogue LOL)

I wanted to try all the folders at once ... as you do ... so hence the kind've 'mish~mashed' look.
The purple card has an almost velvety feel to it that wasn't obvious until it was embossed ... very strange.

Offcuts made dinky wee wings so even scraps were saved from the bin.

The patterned paper was included in a birthday gift from Sarah (aka Tiggertastic) and may be from one of the Laura Ashley collections.
I embossed some of it with the Perfect Paisley embossing folder and then cut out the 2 birdies from the impressions before attaching them with foam pads. If you click the image for a close up you can see the embossing on the birds more clearly.
The embossed message was one of the With Love border folders so I used 3 folders for one card ... a bit greedy huh?

A gel pen and gold Pearl Pen helped with highlighting.


Ann said...

Good work Max - love those dinky birds and you've entered another challenge. Be careful or you will become addicted like me!

3 folders on one card too - Irene will be so proud of you.

Ann xxx

Ann said...

Guess what the postie brought me ? oh this card is just sooooooooooooooo much nicer in real life - Max I love it. Will ring or email you later.

Ann xxx

tracy said...

it looks brill, very rich looking

torpenhow07 said...

That is lovely Max, what a great idea to use the paisley shapes to make the birds.

sue law said...

Thanks for joining in with the Tanda Teaser Max...love your idea of using the embossed paisley to make the birds bodies...it works really well!

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

A very beautiful card Max - thanks for joining the Tanda Teaser this week!

pinkpuppy said...

That is beautiful!

I have something on my blog for you! please take a look!

Tasha said...

Max what a stunning card its so eye catching
love tasha xx

Shirley said...

The whole card is wonderful! How creative with the birds and paisley too!

tiggertastic said...

you got a bug, you got a bug, dancing around welcome to bug land Max, and what a fabby card you have made using the folders,

Sarah x