Hi there! It's Kim from Katydid Cards with you today and I'm happy you're visiting!
I just love this Birds N' Birdbath cut file and knew I wanted to work with them sooner than later. I decided to pair them with I Heart U Forever Card to make a Spring themed card for a good friend and this is the finished card.
While I didn't use the I Heart U portion of the card, I thought the lattice would be the perfect background for these splish-splashin' birds.
I eliminated one layer from the card, but added another the exact size of the lattice panel. I imported a blue sky image from the Internet into the panel and attached the lattice to it. I cut the larger panel in a blue to go well with the sky color. I picked the pale orange for the base which sets off the blue so nicely. I also cut a second blue panel as well as the water for the bird bath.
The birds...all scraps. Pale yellow for the bodies. As I mentioned previously, I spend probably too much time arranging the pieces; making sure everything is just the right angle and placement. Once I find what I like, I group the pieces and trace them, creating a cut line around the outer edge. When I cut the pieces, I also cut a solid outline which I use as a template. Makes assembly as easy as one, two, three. The beaks, feet and one flower are cut from the same color as the base. I cut the bird bath from a textured gray-white paper which turned out to be a great choice as it looks like concrete. A bit of pink for one flower and green for the grass, stems and base for the banner.
Here's a close-up showing where I added pop dots to select pieces. These cut files have such great detail...just love that.
On the banner, I typed the greeting in AR Julian, color matched to the card base and I made the line green, increased the thickness and selected it to print. I used the same font and colors inside and I also converted the standing bird into a print only file and placed a mirror image of him on the inside of the card to tie the inside and outside together.
To finish, I used Wink of Stella on the water in the bird bath and droplets. I colored to extra-large pearls with Copics to coordinate with the flowers. This card was made to celebrate Spring, but Spring sure hasn't reached us yet...we had snow over the weekend!
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