Wednesday, February 15, 2017

The Sweetest Sound for CAS Mix Up Reminder


We're halfway through the month of February already!

CAS Mix Up 
is still going strong.

We've had some wonderful entries in the gallery and once again our
Design Team has wonderful inspiration for you.


I'm enjoying using corrugated cardboard for die cuts.

The ripples do flatten a bit but a paper piercing tool works well for fluffing them up again.

Speaking of fluffing, these lovely birds are fluffing their wings
and tweeting that Spring is coming.

I die cut with a Penny Black die that my sweet friend Loll sent me.

I had seen this awesome card by Donna (Room In A Cupboard) a while back and bookmarked it.

And Maura's card in the CAS Mix Up gallery last month insprired the layout.

After die cutting and fluffing feathers, I wiped some Gesso on the birds and let it dry.

Then I smooshed some Embossing paste on their tummies with my finger and let it dry.

I found the stamped piece in my UFO box and over-stamped it with a
leaf stamp that had been inked in green and used my Aqua Painter to move the paint around.
(Some of the leaves were solid and some outlined.)

The frame was in my UFO box too and it seemed to fit quite well.

Go ahead and cut up one of those boxes your NBUS goodies came in and join us at
CAS Mix Up.

Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.

Enjoy!




Card Recipe
Stamps:  Etched Branches (PB), Dream a Little (retired SU)
Ink:   Sahara Sand, Pear Pizzazz (SU)
Paper:  Crumb Cake (SU), Watercolor (Strathmore 140 lb. cold press), Mixed Media (Strathmore)  
Other:  The Sweetest Sound Die (PB), Cardboard from box, Gesso (Faber Castell), Embossing Paste (Wendy Vecchi)


26 comments:

Loll said...

Fantastic card Bonnie! Love the soft stamping of your leafy background. Your birds are so cool with the added embossing paste. xx

Linda said...

Beautiful Bonnie. Love that background.

Barb said...

This card looks fantastic Bonnie. The background is beautiful and the birds look amazing. I really love this card. Barbxx

Julia Aston said...

Beautiful soft stampings on your background Bonnie - love your fluffed and dressed birds - they look lovely sitting on the branch - great use of the corrugated board! Julia xx

nancy littrell said...

I Love your pretty background Bonnie. It goes so well with your textured mixed media birds and branch. Such an artsy organic design my friend. TFS Hugs...

Mac Mable said...

So many wonderful elements together to make this one gorgeous card. Great effect on those cute birds x

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Love all that wonderful texture you have going on there Bonnie my friend! Sweet little birds and that background is just perfect! Have a very lovely evening! Luv n’ Hugs. Hazel xx
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Mrs A. said...

I love your fluffed up birdies here and pleased to hear you didn't resort to using a butane torch to do it. Still having the vapours here from Loll's post!! Hugs Mrs A.

Susanne Vargas said...

Really beautiful is this card with the natural colors and the cardboard birds! Now I want to try and die cut my corrugated cardboards!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Sweet birdie pair, Bonnie - just love them out of the corrugated card!

Maxine D said...

What a fabulous card Bonnie - love the texture on your birds, and the gorgeous muted colours you have used on them
Blessings
Maxine

Julie B said...

Love those sweet birds Bonnie and a great use of CC! Thanks for having me guest this month, its been a blast. :)

JosieD said...

Oh, Bonnie, what a wonderful Think Spring card. Love how you "colored" the birds with gesso and paste. And the stamped b'grd is such a good idea...would work with various branches and leaves stamps.

Marcia HIll said...

Oh my...what an absolutely GORGEOUS card Bonnie! LOVE your sweet little birds on the branch and I would never have guessed they were die cut from cardboard! Beautiful, beautiful card!! :0)

Karen D. said...

I love how this turned out Bonnie...the details on the birds is so lovely....great card!
xx Karen

Bobby said...

I can't tell you how much I love this, Bonnie.

JoAnn said...

Beautiful. Love the fabulous bird cutouts with all that detail, and that leafy background is perfect. A great card.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I love those birds. THey look wooden. This has been thinking outside the cardstock bin for a "bird's song" tag I need to make.

Susan said...

What a fabulous way to do the birds on a branch - love it that you used corrugated cardboard for them, and love the way you rubbed the birds with gesso and embossing paste. They are perfect! Beautiful background too - great use of an UFO! Thanks for coming up with great cards for my challenge!

Brenda said...

I love this beautiful card Bonnie! Those little birds on the branch as so sweet. The birds have been chirping like it is spring here too, but it hasn't quite gotten here yet, although the weather is really confusing us all! Human as well as the birds. lol Hugs, Brenda

Daffodil Cards said...

Love the effect on the birds, a lovely card.
Faith
x

Nancy Stislow said...

Bonnie, this is fabulous! What amazing techniques you use and I just love the rustic feel to this! Your background is spectacular!

MaryH said...

Caught a glimpse of this, when I enjoyed your blue butterfly. Of course I had to scroll down to see the birds! This is such a rustic beautiful look with that great die, and what a stunner it is the way you've done the corrugated c/s! TFS & Hugs

Christine Alexander said...

love the use of kraft corrugated card and the wonderful stamped background.

Jo Manna said...

So beautifully done. Those birds are really the center piece against that gorgeous back ground, recycling mastered to perfection. Love this! xx

Heather said...

I love everything about this, Bonnie, the colour palette, the texture, layout; it's beautiful.
Heather T