Monday, 5 September 2016

Swirly Bird | #WWYS80

Ahoy stampers! This week we are showcasing the amazingly versatile Swirly Bird 
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You can create such a variety of images with this set:

  • flowers
  • leaves
  • birds
  • background splatters 
  • kites
  • boats

The stamp set can also be paired with the Swirly Scribbles framelits - purchase as a Bundle and save 10%

I have made a number of cards using the flowers and leaves, so I've decided to go nautical with my latest creation, here it is

I stamped my little boat and fussy cut, using the co-ordinating framelits to create the ocean, and for that WOW factor created a Life Bouy using Calypso Coral Thick Baker's Twine.  Then I went a step further and added the shaker element... there was a slight cataosrophy during this process.... I knocked the sequin container, I don't think any more needs to be said!

UPDATE: Lots of people have been asking how I created the outer loops, I folded the bakers twine and tied a knot, then measured around and repeated, then I used a glue dot to attach and was able to tuck the twine around the edge of the shaker underneath - here is a photo so you can get a visual:

Masculine cards don't come naturally for me, they are always a challenge, this one could be used for a variety of occasions - I'm going to stamp on the inside of the card when I decide on what the occasion is.  I am really happy with this colour combination too!

So come along and join in the fun with us this week with Swirly Bird - to see all the great projects and inspiration from the Design Team and to participate in this weeks challenge at What Will You Stamp? click here

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    1. Thanks Tracy, I didn't like it at all, but it is growing on me - think it is the masculine thing, these projects don't play out the same between my head and the finished card

  2. OMG - Sue, this is such a cute card!!! I love how you have created the life ring and wrapped it using the baker's twine. It is such an effective card and I would have never thought of creating a card using like this using the 'Swirly Bird' Stamp set. You've done a fantastic job on this card. Well done and thanks for sharing ;)

    1. Swirly Bird is sooooo versitale Louise, my next thing to try is a Kite!

  3. It's perfect Sue, I love the idea of the shaker inside the life preserver too. I have spilt those sequins before, have opened them the wrong way up too lol , what a mess!

    1. Thanks Kim, well it's nice to know I am not the only one that has had a sequin episode!

  4. Suck a cute card, I love it!!! You are an inspiration!

    1. Thanks so much Shirlie - I love hearing that I have inspired others, makes my day :)

  5. Love this card Sue!!! Just a technique question- How did you get the loose "rope" on the out side to stay? I sort of can see loops.... How did you create them? I think you have done a brilliant job- amazing! TFS xxx

    1. Thanks Petra, I have updated the blog with an explanation and a photo of how I did the outer loops, and a side view of the card showing how I was able to tuck the twine around the edge - hope the helps :)

  6. This is totally amazing I am going to try this card thanks for sharing all the det's♥


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