Sunday, September 11, 2016

Birds in a Tree . . .

Happy Sunday Everyone!
It's my turn today to share a new, inspirational creation using dies from the  
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For today's creation I chose to use the 'Scrolly Bird Tree' TUTTI-161 die.

My mind was going in so many different directions on how I wanted to showcase this die but I settled on something relatively simple and it all began once I die cut the die and started coloring it.

As you can see, I decided to color my die cut before actually breaking it away from the card stock panel.

I've never colored a die cut this way before but really like how it came out ... actually pretty easy and fun.

Then, once I had my die image colored I decided to use the same colors to create a background frame to showcase this lovely Scrolly Bird Tree.  By simply scribbling color onto a card stock panel using the same 3 colors I used to color the Scrolly Bird Tree die cut.  Using a rectangle die, I created the frame I was wanting to showcase my lovely tree.


Leaving me with a coordinating panel that could be used on the inside of my card for the sentiment as seen here.  

By choosing 'scrolly' styled sentiments, I was able to coordinate the beautiful scrolly design of the tree on my card front with the wording on the inside panel.  Sometimes those little details will make the biggest difference in your creations.

Don't be afraid to use 'pieces' of your die cuts to use as accents on your creations as I have done here.

By simply die cutting a portion of the die onto a scrap piece of white card stock and coloring the 'scrolly' portions with the same marker, I was able to create the 'leafy accent pieces' I needed for my corner floral embellishment.

In hind sight, I could have colored one of the birds and popped it up on the branch for added dimension  ... I'll have to keep that in mind for next time!  LOL

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Leslie Miller said...

What a pretty die! I love birds and trees and scrolly things. Neat idea to color the die cut before you pop it out. Another thing I'll have to try and remember. You made it look like a whole die set by using the flowers and scrolly parts separately. Love that!

Ann Greenspan's Crafts said...

Darlene, your background looks like real store bought paper; it's that perfect. I can never accomplish that with such a shaky hand. I love the colors you used and great tip on coloring the diecut before removing from the paper.

Jo - Jo's Scrap Shack said...

Very pretty card! I love your background.... and it does look so much like an actual patterned paper.... colors are so pretty together too!

laurie said...

So pretty! I love how you did that background, perfect for those cute dies!

Conniecrafter said...

So pretty and like the tip of coloring it while still in the paper is a good idea, Fun idea using the same colors for the background and using pieces of it with your lovely flowers!!

Donna Phelan said...

Your background is perfect, love how you created it! The die is fantastic and I like how you coordinated the colors and so clever to color prior to splitting apart! Your flower is glorious!