Before I get to the cards, I want to shout out to all my followers & friends that we need a bit of help over at Challenges for Days. We are looking for someone to handle the management of the Monday list and all you need is about an hour a week, a computer and a Blogger account. If you are interested, please email Zoe at firstname.lastname@example.org if you can help ~ Thanks! Now, on with the show!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Welcome to the fourth challenge by Twofers - this time we want you to get SASSY! We have decided on a few rule updates, which are: now, you only need to create ONE project and we have an awesome sponsor, Alleystamp. The wonderful owner, Janine, has given us a $20 Gift Certificate for use at her store to give to the winner of our challenge - how AMAZING is that!! All the more reason to come and play with us!
I have fallen in LOVE with Tim Holtz's Bird Crazy (and I am not alone judging from the cards I am seeing all over the internet) and I also love sassy, snarky, fun sayings. Put them together and you get this:
White Card Base
Tim Holtz "Crazy Birds", #CMS212
Sizzix Framelits Crazy Birds, #660954
Dylusions "Don't Hold Back", #DYR44505
140lb Water Color Paper
Ranger Archival Ink in Jet Black
Distress Markers Squeezed Lemon, Cracked Pistachio & Twisted Citron
Core'dinations Brights Paper - green
Water Color Brush
This card was really simple; so simple I actually made 3 different ones that I am sure will debut at another time. This was actually the first one I made and I chose it since I can truly relate to the little bird and his or her desire! I stamped the Crazy Bird on the water color paper, colored it using the Distress Markers (my first time using the Twisted Citron marker - I didn't think I'd like the color, but it isn't as neon as I thought!) listed above and I used my heat gun in between layers of color. It does make a difference and it's much easier to blend the colors.
Once that was done, I wanted to die cut my bird. If you have this die set it can be quite a pain in the butt to figure out which dies go to which bird, so I used a tip that I read on Tim's Blog (from a follower, not Tim) who had made it much easier to use this die set by numbering the birds and storing the dies for each bird in a numbered bag. That has MY name written all over it! So, one day I sat and did just that, making it very easy to see that the bird I used was #3 and find the coordinating die. All I did was cut the entire bird (although no matter how much I try to line the die with the stamp, it always comes out a tad off center :::sigh:::) and glue him on the green cover.
I used one of the three Dylusions sets I have for the sentiment (another first time use!), stamped it using Jet Black ink, trimmed it and attached it. So there you go ~ I am getting ready to start packing for a trip that I will be home from by the time this posts - LOL - the internet is a wonderful thing :) Fondly, Christi
Another look :)
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