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Monday, March 25, 2024

Darling Details, Give it a Whirl, Friendship Card, Stampin' Up!

 Hello and welcome to my blog. Today I have a fun card to share with you that was done using a technique that is trending. It's fun, quick and easy. I found a video here but only watched it to learn about the circle and I just did the rest on my own. You can see the video here. Please read on to see how I made my card. 

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Boho Blue card stock. It opens on the right and the fold is on the left.

I cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Copper Clay card stock for the layer and on top of that is a 3-3/4" x 5" piece of Basic White card stock. I taped the Copper Clay and Basic White piece to the front of the card.

Next came the circles. I used the "Fresh as a Daisy" Designer Series Paper (DSP) and die cut two circles. I used the "Stylish Shapes" die set for that. I used the  3rd and 4th largest circles for this. You can use any circles you have, punches or dies, it's up to you how big you want your birds. You can also just do a single bird. I would do that if I had used a larger circle. Anyway, after die cutting the circles you fold them, not quite in half.  Here is another area with wiggle room. It depends on how much of the "belly" you want to show and that's where you fold it. A dimensional is added to the inside. I put mine about 1/4" away from the edge of the smaller half of the circle.

The bird bodies were set on top of the Basic White card stock for leg and word placement. When I saw where I thought they looked the best I taped them in place. 

Taking the Basic Black marker I drew the legs and toes. (I had opened my Basic Black Blends pen and some liquid came out and of course it would land on the card where it would make some color bleed. That's why the bottom bird's left leg has a mark on it. Grrrr).  Okay, once the legs were drawn in it was time to make the beak. I cut a 1/2" strip of Basic Black card stock and just snipped a couple triangles. I used a dot of glue and slipped them under the circle a little.

The tails were made by die cutting two hearts using a scrap piece of DSP. I glued them to the backs of the birds.

For the eyes I used some retired "Polished Dots" and I colored them in using my Basic Black Blends pen.  I don't know why some of my pens spew out some clear liquid but when they do they make a mess and I have not learned to just open them over an area that has nothing on it that matters. I let the eyes dry for a little bit and then I set them in place on the birds.

The "hello" is from the "Darling Details" set. There's supposed to be "there" under the "hello" but I lined up the "hello" on the edge of the card stock and the "there" didn't get stamped. It was a way of masking without masking!  Quick and easy. The piece was trimmed to 1/2" x 1". A piece of Boho Blue was cut to measure 3/4" x 1-1/4". I taped the words to the Boho Blue piece and then that was set in place on the front of the card using Dimensionals.  And the card was done.

This was such a fun and quick card to make. I like how it turned out (except for the little bird's leg). I need to look and see what other color DSP I have that would work. I think I'd like to try something that is a bit more colorful. But all in all it was a nice learning experience.

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to stop in and see today's friendship card,

1 comment:

Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

I think those Chirpydoodle birds are so fun! I had been seeing them too and had to make one. They're just the kind of card that could give someone a smile.