Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Best Birds bundle - It's a good day!

Hello and welcome back! Today's card features the beautiful Best Birds and the coordinating Birds and Blooms thinlits, and is also available as a bundle.  

I have drawn inspiration from two card challenges this week and they are:

Both challenges were so beneficial in creating this card. 

Please check out the creative projects for more inspirations from both card blog challenges and hopefully you''ll join in the fun! :) 

This was my take to CASE (Copy and Selectively Edit) Steffi's gorgeous butterfly card above incorporating the colour challenge.

It's a very clean and simple card with lots of white space and has a softness with muted colours lending itself to Steffi's card. The gold heat embossing was used in place of the gold foil paper.

The Paper Players colour challenge truly complimented the imagery on this card.

• Island Indigo for the background (hint of sky)
• Mint Macaron - Leaves
• Sweet Sugarplum - Flowers

I went with an oriental look to the card as the flowers reminded me of cherry blossoms.

The gold heat embossing really added to the oriental style and helped to apply the colours easily with the ink resist technique.  I applied the ink colours with an aqua painter and gave a loose watercolour effect. As a result, it gives a softness and translucency in the colour. 

The sparrow was left gold heat embossed to give it that earthy and natural quality reflecting Steffi's card.

The background has been created by first white heat embossing the textured image and applied ink blending using a blending tool applicator. I have used a very small amount of ink by dabbing it off first on some scrap paper before applying it to the card so it's not as intense. I concentrated on the centre and faded out using a very light touch.  This gives a hint of atmosphere and allows you to see the textured impression in the background.

The sentiment has been white heat embossed on Crumb cake to match the cardtock. I have also used the Lots of Labels framelits to die cut the shape and cropped it at the top to give an interesting banner shape. I have added a small rhinestone for some bling. :) 

The ink splatters at the bottom is from Gorgeous Grunge and just love this set as you get this controlled splatter effect and is in the style of Steffi's card. 

I have also dressed up the inside of the card using  the same elements of  the branch and blooms. 
I went with the 'Thoughts for you', sentiment and white heat embossed that and applied an ink blending to match the front.

I hope you have enjoyed this new card creation. Steffi's style is very inspirational. The Best Birds bundle is a gorgeous set with many other greetings that can be used for many occasions and the great thing is it comes complete with the matching dies so makes it easier to use and a lot of fun!

Thank you so much for stopping by and hope to see you next time. Cheers!

Products Used:

• Best Birds Photopolymer Bundle 142315
• Gorgeous Grunge Clear-Mount Stamp Set 130517
• Lots Of Labels Framelits Dies 138281

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  1. My goodness Juana, you blow me away every week. I adore this little birdy perched on his branch. There's so many beautiful details, including the matching insert. Thank you for sharing your creation and playing along to the GDP again this week. xo

    1. Thank you so much Louise for your lovely compliments. This is such a fabulous set with so much potential - just love it! It's a pleasure and enjoy sharing the fun of creating. :)

  2. My friend, your softly sponged background is lovely, so soft! This is another card where you have showed some restraint, but it still has that wow factor that tells me it's made by you! Thanks for joining us at Global Design Project ♥

    1. Thank you so much Paula. I appreciate your lovely comments, you always make my day. It's all thanks to the CASE the designer challenge that showed this softer and subdued style. It's always fun to join and learn new things! :) x

  3. Gold embossing and watercolour? Yes! just a very pretty combination. Love your vibrant cards! WOW again! :) x Bibi

    1. Thank you so much Bibi, I appreciate your lovely compliments. It's all thanks to the CASE challenge to try out this look with gold and love the softness of watercolour. :) x

  4. This is beautiful Juan!
    Amazing use of the challenge colors!
    Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players!

    1. Thank you Hannelie, I appreciate your lovely compliments. It's a pleasure! :)

  5. Georgeous Juana! I love the indigo behind the birdie, it's such a great pop of colour. It all works!! Thank you so much for playing along with this week's Global Design Project challenge xx

    1. Thank you so much Kylie. It's all thanks to the CASE challenge this week and trying out new things. This stamp set is just gorgeous to use, easy - breezy and just love how it turned out too hehe. :) xx


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