Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Things with wings

I found a new technique at SCS this week.  I think they called it a bridge card, and some of you have probably already tired it, but it's new to me. This is a fun card because it's an easy fold, it uses up snippets of patterned paper, and you are left with a relatively small area to decorate, so it's pretty fast.
For this card, I used several coordinating snippets from an old Cosmos Cricket stack.  The bird is a Tim Holtz die, which I cut from a snippet of light blue and sponged to suggest an Eastern Bluebird. The sentiment is embossed and from The Alley Way stamps.

The bird card is for these challenges:
Pixie's Snippet Playground #313 -- use snippets
SweetPea Mix It Up #38 -- anything goes
Word Art Wednesday #314 -- anything goes
CRAFT #447  -- anything goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge -- anything goes
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned paper Challenge -- use patterned paper.

I also made a card for Mrs. A's Butterfly Challenge. She lets the butterflies have the month of December off and invites the fairies and sprites to visit.  My fairy stamps are kind of old, and this card does have a hint of yesteryear going on. The stamp is from Fairie Song, colored in pencils. The background is white-core paper I embossed and sanded (or actually scraped since I didn't have any sandpaper handy). Yellow grosgrain ribbon and some felt flowers finish it off.


  1. such a lovely fairy and great colouring.
    Thank you for playing with us at Butterfly Challenge where I am a Guest Designer.

  2. Oh yes your card does have a lovely yesteryear look to it. The embossed background is a pretty design and picks up the colour from the fairies dress. Thankyou for fluttering into my challenge this month. Hugs Mrs A.

  3. Beautiful cards Sandy - and your snippets one has such an interesting fold. I need to check that one out :)


    Di xx

  4. What a lovely card. Thanks for joining us at Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge.
    Happy crafting!
    Catherine x DT

  5. I love your snippets bridge card with the pretty bird, Sandy, and the fairy card is beautifully vintage!! Happy New Year! Hugs, Darnell

  6. These are so pretty! I'm so happy that you joined in the fun at SugarPea Design's Mix It Up challenge! ♥♥

  7. Two beautiful cards. I especially love the fold on the first one. xx

  8. Hi Sandy,
    2 wonderful cards and beautiful designs and super work.
    Congrats on being a top pick on the playground.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.


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