Wednesday 1 February 2017

Scrappy Birds

     Do you have lots of small patterned paper scraps stashed away just in case?  These tags were made for CraftyHazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge using some of my 'big enough to be useful' stash.
     Using my Birdy Tower Woodware stamp I used black Versafine to stamp out all the birdy pieces.  You can either stamp on the tag to get the legs or draw them in afterwards like I did.
     Each tag has a Distress Ink coloured edge to tone it in with the birds to be stuck on them. These birds are great Robins at Christmas but make fun images for use all year round, not quite crazy birds but still cute.  
     I cut around each piece carefully and then stuck them on the card with PVA glue once the Distress was dry.
     The legs are drawn in with a black micron pen and any little gaps in the black outlines touched up.
     The beaks have gold foil added by using the Stix2 two way glue pen. When blue it sticks paper together permanently, but when allowed to go clear it becomes a tacky repositionable glue which takes foil perfectly, it's acid free too.
     With the addition of woggle eyes and a stamped greeting, which comes with the birdy tower, the tags are almost complete. It just remains for ribbon to be added, this is white organza coloured with an alcohol marker.

     Please come over and join us at CraftyHazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge with your creations, it's always anything goes as long as you use patterned paper.

I would like to enter these tags in the following challenges:
The Paper Girls - Patterned Paper
Send A Smile 4 Kids - Anything Goes


  1. Thank you for your lovely design tags for Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper February challenge. x

  2. I saw your wonderful tags over at Crafty Hazelnut's and just had to come over and take a closer look. I adore birds of all kinds and those reminded me of our new little chicks at home. Thanks for sharing the name of the stamp... I think I'll do a bit of research to try and find one in Australia! Have a magical day.


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