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Saturday, 7 May 2016

Songbirds


Hi Everyone, In Scotland the Songbirds are all starting to sing. It's so lovely to hear them happy now Spring has arrived.....unless it's 5 o'clock in the morning ! So my Cheery Lynn Designs DT card today was taken from inspiration of the blossom filled trees and these beautiful birds.

I started by layering up a couple of my stacker dies to form the frame of my card. I love how the inverted scallops give the appearance of a postage stamp edge.


My branches were all cut out in textured Green Cardstock and I went over the branch area with a Brown Copic Pen. I then shaded a small piece of White Cardstock with a few shades of ink and then die cut out my flowers and added a little Stickles into the centres.



My sentiment was stamped onto patterned paper.


My sweet little birds were shaded with Distress inks to look like a Robin and a Blue Tit. I added a drop of Liquid Pearls for their eyes and highlighted the details of the die with a Fine Liner pen. If you google an image of the kind of bird you want to colour on your die, I find this makes it easy to shade them.

The Current Challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs is Mothers Day and I do hope you get a chance to join in for a chance to win a $20 shopping spree.
Thanks so much for stopping by and for the wonderful comments you leave. I love reading them and appreciate them so much.

Crafty Hugs,

15 comments:

  1. Beautiful card, Julie! Love those Cheery Lynn dies!

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  2. What a fab card Julie, it would make a wonderful stamp. I'm glad the birds are singing your way. I love the little blue tit, so beautifully coloured. The green textured paper leaves also work so well and are really different. A really great design. Enjoy the weekend, hugs xx

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  3. Such a sweet card Julie, adore those little birdies....maybe Spring has now finally sprung!
    Hugs
    Donna

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  4. The birds are beautiful, coloured perfectly and I love the musical element you added, perfect for the songbirds in Spring. Hugs, Anne xx

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  5. Lovely card Julie. Happy crafting, Angela x

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  6. A beautiful card Julie with its gorgeous layers and those delightful little birds, love it xxx

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  7. So gorgeous Julie! I just love the big black music notes floating through all the soft vintage tones. Stunning! happy weekend :)

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  8. Hello Julie,
    What a lovely ,BEAUTIFUL card !!
    Greetings Doris

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  9. That is such a lovely card. The little birds are colored so beautifully. I love the delicate little flowers too. It's inspiring.

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  10. Such a beautiful card! I adore those little birds!!

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  11. Julie, A beautiful sentiment on the prettiest of cards.
    Sorry I am not able to visit each and every blog post.
    Hope life is being kind to you and your family.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  12. Oh Julie! This is the most wonderful card! I love how you have used the papers to make such beautiful layers! The birds are of course little cuties!! Hugs, Chrisx

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  13. What an amazing quote and drop dead gorgeous card, Julie! Love this to pieces. Hugs, Autumn

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  14. How in the world do you come up with so many fantastic ideas! Your birds are so sweet and I love all the texture!
    Sandy xx

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Thanks for visiting, I love to read your comments so I know you have stopped by and look forward to visiting your blog.

Julie x

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