Thursday, December 30, 2010
A Nature Thank You - DIC128
Hello all!! This week the UDI inspiration piece is 3 very yummy looking cocktails. Each in their own fabulous color.
I mainly went with the colors from the piece to build my card, but still not quite sure how the cocktails translate to birds!!! Anyway, I love how this came out and I just love this new set coming out in the Occasions mini, January 4th!!!
While the overall look of the card is clean, it not necessarily simple!!! I combined alot of techniques on this card, once again!
The first is using the dry embossed method with the new Framed Tulips embossing folder and Perfect Polka Dots folder. However, the fun part is that I double embossed them! To do this you run your secondary folder through first and then place your card stock into your primary folder and run it through the Big Shot again. You will still notice the secondary embossing, but just not as pronounced.
The second technique I did was Out-of-the Box. This is a fun and fairly easy technique to do. The tough part is making sure you don't cut into your image when trying to trim part of the card stock away. To do this you stamp your image onto the card stock and then trim away parts of it. You should cut your card stock as close to the size you want to end up with. The idea is to leave part of the image "cut out" of the card stock.
The third technique is watercoloring. Pulled out my watercolor wonder crayons and blender pen, and colored away. Not sure if there is a bird this color in real life, but I think it's pretty! The eggs were colored with markers direct to the stamp and then cut out.
I couldn't resist the fly on here, since the cocktails are fruity and flies also come around with the sweet things!!
If you have a chance to play this week, check out the UDI Blog and see what you come up with.