More cards made using one of the latest set of Crafty Templates today. Three cards using the same template, in fact.
This is the version I made first. I cut an aperture in the card blank then used papers from the Crafty Goodies Kit
Originally the birds didn't have wings, but I took a bit of "creative license" and decided to add some. I made spirals of wire for the birds to sit on and added eyes using Black Stickles.
The sentiment uses letter stickers also found in the Crafty Goodies Kit
I wasn't totally happy with the finished card so thought I'd have another go. This time I used SEI "Claire" papers
I'd got a new sketch ready to upload on my other blog (see HERE) and as I'd not made a card using it yet, I thought that if I reduced their size quite considerably, these little guys would look pretty cute sitting in the oval on the sketch.
I made a Robo template for the oval frame with the flowers and leaves and cut the flowers so that they could be layered up. The frame itself is cut in two layers.
The birdies are tiny now - the tallest is less than 3 cms high and I think they are soooo sweet!
Of the three this is the one I like best, and as they have a "Baby Pink and Pastel Blue" theme atm I'm going to enter this birdie card for this week's Colour Create Challenge.
You can find out more about Leo's fab Crafty Templates and Crafty Goodies Kits HERE. I love the way they are so easy to use and how they offer so much scope for creativity. Here I've just used the birds as on the template (apart form altering the size, that is) but they could be added individually to other projects, or used in conjunction with other templates - there's a lovely one in the May set which is a branch and blossom template - one or more of these little birds would look so cute sitting among the blossom
I'm procrastinating this morning - I started a card for tomorrow's Daring Cardmakers new challenge yesterday and it's a right mess - so what I'm supposed to be doing now is making something better. I can't put it off any longer though so I'll shut up, make a coffee and try again. "If at first you don't succeed...." as they say. Maybe I'll even get some time to catch up on bloghopping if it all works out better today.
Wish me luck