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Sunday, December 9, 2012

Winter Bird

Hi everyone,

I was inspired by Alda over at Flying Unicorn, to make today's card.  Here is her beautiful card that I fell in love with. 

Scrapbooker's Paradise has a challenge on right now to use a Winter Bird theme, and the Flying Unicorn has a challenge to make a card or a tag in a different shape than usual.  Here's what I came up with.

Here in Alberta, I think one of the most beautiful winter birds is the Blue Jay. 
I cut the lovely shape of the card with my CTMH Artiste Cricut cartridge.
I used the "fill the page" setting, and the card is about 4-1/2" x 4-1/2".
That cartridge makes it so easy! 
After the card was cut, I used this "Belleek Inspired" technique that I learned from Kittie Caracciolo (totally LOVE her cards). This technique is so easy and it makes the snowflakes just pop out!
On her card, Alda used an Aileen's product called Glitter Snow to coat the edges of all her mats, as well as the flowers.  I didn't have that so I had to improvise.  I put about a teaspoon of Light Modeling Paste on my craft mat and sprinkled in a small amount of fine glitter.  I mixed it really well with a spatula and it worked just great.  You can see it all around the edges of the card, as well as on the decorative mat.  I also put some on the Pointsettia and button down at the bottom corner.  It seems to be very durable and is standing up well to "flexing"... nothing has chipped off.
You can't really tell on the photograph, but I put liquid pearls on the flourishes and it gives them a nice shine to match all the sparkle and glimmer that is going on everywhere else.
Here's a little closer view.
I did a side by side of these two pointsettias in order that you can see the difference that
adding the Modeling Paste makes. 
The coated Poinsettia looks like it has a layer of beautiful, glittery snow!
Thank you Alda for the wonderful inspiration!
I encourage you all to check out the challenges by clicking on the links above. 
They are a lot of fun....and....there are prizes to be won!!!
Wishing you all the best,


  1. Stunning card, Linda. Full of so many gorgeous details.

    Hugs, Dawn

  2. I am in awe of how many fun crafty products that are out there that I haven't used yet! Modeling paste? Intrigued :) Even better that it's holding up to what you wanted it for!
    I absolutely love the blue jay - they are such pretty birds, even if they are like the horrible teasing big brothers of the bird world ;)
    Thanks so much for playing with us in Paradise this week ;)

  3. WOW these are stunning Linda. We don't get so many Jay's where we live, but it is always special to see one. Keep smiling and creating

  4. Linda that card is super stunning!! Girl ya rocked my sox off with it!! Love all your explanations on how you achieved it as well! LOVE it!! :)

  5. you really did rock this card....so so amazing :)