Saturday, June 1, 2019

Strong and Beautiful Bird

Playing with one of my favorite sets today:  SU! Petal Pallet.  I just never get tired of those roses and that pretty bird!

The other day, my Son-in-law said that aluminum foil can be used for just about anything.  I told him I use it for crafting all the time - not sure he believed me.  

I demonstrated how I use it today.  I started this card with a sheet of aluminum foil.  I swiped my inks on it, splashed it with water, and dipped in my base panel.  I love this technique, I allows you to make matching dp for any image or card.  After I got the desired effect, I hit the panel with the heat gun a bit and set it aside to dry fully.  

Next, I stamped the images and sponged on color. I fussy cut some roses and leaves from another sheet and sponged them as well.  To finish this up, I added in some old ribbon, a bit of glitter, and popped everything up.  The sentiment is from Strong and Beautiful (SU!).  

I am entering this card in the Global Design Project Challenge - #GDP191.  The theme is Bees, Birds, & Butterflies.




  1. Nancy, gorgeous effect with the inks. I originally thought your back panel was designer paper :). Love the card.

  2. Gorgeous watercolored smooshed on aluminum foil background, Nancy. Love how background colors look like a beautiful DSP and how all the colors in your stamped bird and branch match. TFS your beauty, my friend. Hugs..Nancy

  3. Great way to use the foil and I love your beautiful card! SO lovely.

  4. an amazing background you have made...I have never heard of using foil.....but I sure an going to give it a your card,the bird and the flowers ...beautiful xxxx

  5. A beautiful card Nancy, you have created a fabulous matching background - a super design.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

  6. What a great technique for creating beautiful matching elements! This card is just lovely!