Not all birds are leaving our land, the ones that are staying getting ready for the winter. Looking out from my roof window I can see them sitting close to each other, fluffing their feathers to keep themselves warm.
Vintage Journey keeps a challenge birds of a feather. I created a card, a winter card for the magical time of the year. I used a lot of distress techniques and my favourite Tim Holtz dies to bring back the sphere.
The card closed:
And the card open:
So here I was beginning with the purple layer to build, fold and distress:
I used Stampers Anonymous stamp (cms #132) to stamp my sentiment and cut two layers of labels (sizzix die #660060).
I applied them on the bottom inner side to hold my card standing with foam tape.
I used cameo frame die (#658570) to cut a white layer that I ran through the distress inked embossing folder.
The second time I used a bird cage paper from Tim Holtz paper stash with an oval in the middle to create a frame around my snow fall. The edges I distressed with brushed corduroy.
I stamped two birds not knowing which one to use with archival ink (cmd #181 and cms #086).
I wanted to have some feathers, but feathers that I made, so I used writing desk (#658717) to cut two feathers and I used distress inks (aged mahogany and dried marigold) to color them.
At the bottom of my snowy background I added some distress glitter (clear rock candy) with glossy accent to create some snow. Here is one of my birds with some snow:
And my other bird flying in:
And finally a little bow made from some canvas fringe:
I would like to share my card with Craft hoarders anonymous challenge #21 where the theme is celebrate the season.
Wishing you all you are wishing for… this wonderful time of the year, magical december!