Thursday, April 20, 2017

Blue Bird Thanks

Hi everyone.  One more Inlaid Die-cutting card for April's CAS Mix Up Challenge, which ends in four days.


This is a thank you card I sent to my sweet friend, Bonnie.  She had sent me a gift certificate for Simon Says Stamp and part of my purchase was this gorgeous die-cut bird.  Thanks again, dear friend! :)

The background of the bird and strip along the bottom of the card is yupo paper with smooshed acrylic paints.  A few weeks ago I made some canvases, and this was the leftover paint that flowed over the sides of the canvas.  I smooshed several types of paper to use of the paint (card stock, yupo, mixed media).  They all turned out pretty, but I think the Yupo is the prettiest!

I've really enjoyed making inlaid die-cut cards this month.  It's not a technique that I've used often and it was fun.

Thanks for stopping by for a visit!






Stamps:  Sentiment: Where the Heart is (Simon Says)
Paper:  White card base (Neenah 110 lb. card stock); Yupo
Ink:  Pacific Point (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Acrylic paints (mix of blues and greens), Bird of Roses die (Simon Says Stamp)

Challenges:
CAS Mix Up April Challenge - Inlaid Die-cutting

27 comments:

nancy littrell said...

Your inlaid die cut bird is so beautiful, Loll. I love how gorgeous your acrylic on Yupo paper background turned out. So perfect for your artsy card. TFS my friend. Hugs..

Bonnie said...

This is one of my favorite cards ever, my friend! It's even prettier IRL!

Vicki Dutcher said...

So pretty. That color blue is striking!

Nancy Stislow said...

Your techniques always result in such beautiful results! What a fantastic, rich color you achieved by smooshing paint! Inlays are one of my most favorite techniques. This is gorgeous, Loll!

Trina P. said...

Gorgeous card, Loll. Love that blue colour! Blue is my favourite colour, especially that blue colour.

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Oh, this is so very pretty Loll! LOVE that background and your sweet little bird looks great against that beautiful vibrant blue! Have a lovely evening! Luv n’ Hugs. Hazel xx
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Linda said...

Beautiful blue background for your bird die.

Maura R said...

Love this inlaid beautiful bird, Loll!! The bird is gorgeous, and I actually recently made a card with a color-infused strip at the bottom also, and I love the look! Got an inlaid card ready for your challenge too, just have to post it!!!

Bobby said...

A bluebird of happiness, Loll. And loveliness.

Happy Dance said...

Your talent with the inlaid technique is one you should most definitely use more often...you're so good at it!!! This is really pretty. Love that bird, and the bold blue and green background is stunning. Fabulous card!! Love it. Bev

kevin Luther said...

nice

Susan said...

Beautiful use of the leftover paint to make your background! And that is a fabulous new bird die - so well inlaid with all those small pieces.

Linda said...

What a beautiful bird, perfectly inlaid. Great colour too .....I love using leftovers xx

Marcia HIll said...

What a pretty card Loll! I love that bird die (have it!!) and it looks FABULOUS with the inlaid pieces and your GORGEOUS Yupo paper! How rewarding when you get something this pretty with "leftovers"!! Have a great weekend my friend!! :0)

Jeanne said...

This lovely bluebird sure makes me happy! The colors are gorgeous and the swirls in the bird are beautiful. You've definitely made the inlaid technique shine! :)

JosieD said...

Loll, so ironic...I got this stamp from SSS and was playing around with it yesterday trying to make it work perched on a leafy branch and the look was just too much given the intricate design of this die. So I love how you used strong blue with the white -- just the right combo to set off this die. I wish you and Bonnie could channel into me some of your amazing design skills!

Petra Swart said...

Oh, that is such a pretty little bird, Loll and I love the blue strip at the bottom!!!! Simply beautiful!!!! You've inspired me to do some smooching again!!!
Hugz

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Amazing! I love those colors and this wonderful watercolor backdrop
Hugs,
BożenA

Darnell said...

Ah, man, more for the wish list! This is stunning, Lolly! Pinning!! Hugs, Dolly

Julia Aston said...

what a gorgeous bird die, Loll and I just love that beautiful background showing through! Julia xx

Marcia said...

Love this one! Gorgeous!

Susanne Vargas said...

This is truly a bluebird of happiness! This card makes me so happy! Love the crisp white paired with the gorgeous blue! Yupo paper with acrylics you say? It looks amazing!

Christine Alexander said...

the colours are beautiful, perfect backdrop to that amazing bird. So creative

Mac Mable said...

Great idea to smoosh with the acrylic paints on the yuppo and yes so very pretty. Gorgeous bird die and bet you had fun popping in the fall outs back into the bird. Fabulous inspiration of an in layed die cut card....Thank you x

Anita in France said...

Crisp and fresh and lovely, Loll ... those fabulous smooshed blues are gorgeous with all that glorious white! Hugs, Anita :)

Brenda said...

Oh my this is a beautiful card Loll! I love that bird, so detailed and amazing. Your smooshed paint background behind the bird and the strip on the card is just beautiful! I haven't yet tried the yupo paper you sent me, but am hoping to after I finished the recipe mini album that I am working on. Hugs, Brenda

Barb Ghig said...

Such a pretty bird and I love your background, Loll! Beautiful color palette, too! I can see you creating many different backgrounds for this little guy :)