Thursday, November 17, 2016

Pink and Gray Cockatoo

Here it is almost Thanksgiving, and the weather here in Florida is still quite warm -- which is fine by me.  I thought I would make a tropical-looking card to brighten the day, using one of the In the Forest dies from CottageCutz -- Forest Bird.

Supplies needed for this card:

Blue cardstock cut 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" folded in half, and 3 1/4" square
White cardstock cut 4" x 5 1/4" plus another piece approximately 3 1/2" square to be die cut
Scraps of cardstock - pink, gray, green, wood grain patterned paper
Wood grain patterned paper strip 1 1/8" x 3"
Cloud embossing folder
Pastel chalks - light blue
Distress inks - Worn Lipstick, Weathered wood
Dies - CottageCutz Forest Bird and Double-stitched Square

I Googled "cockatoo" and really liked the pink/gray one, which is called a Galah and can be found in open country in most parts of Australia.  There's your geography lesson for the day. 

Meanwhile, back in the craft room, to start your card you should cut your pieces out in the various colors.

Sponge with distress ink as desired.

Cut the card base and layering pieces.

Emboss the large white piece with the cloud embossing folder.

Using the pastels, color in the sky on the embossed piece.

Then construct your card as shown, adding the three sequins to the background.  Here again is my finished card.  I attached the small pieces in two ways.  The bird, wings & tail, and branch I ran through a Xyron X sticker maker.  The other small pieces are attached using Glue Dots micro dots, as are the sequins.

Dies used on this card is:

1 comment:

Winnie and Patty said...

This little cockatoo is just too cute Lois!!!! Just wonderful! TFS