Thursday, October 21, 2010

I love my new bird punch

I have a new paper punch and it's so much fun!  I just got the EK Success Extra Large Two Step Bird Punch from Stampin' Up!.  I don't think the descriptor "two step" really makes sense - you punch once and get three pieces: the bird, the wing and a little branch.

On this card I punched a whole set - bird, wing and branch - out of chocolate brown and inked it with gold.  I also punched some wing shapes out of a patterned paper to put behind the bird like leaves.  I had been wanting to make something with a random ruffly look after seeing this layout.  The green spotted fabric is a scrap from this quilt - I didn't cut it to a specific shape or anything, just took the wedge I had and bunched it up, gluing it down with Glossy Accents for a really good hold. 

That raffia bow turned out really thick.  I had to double up my foam raised adhesive to get it tall enough for the bird to sit over the bow!  Everything was just kind of piled up for a free form look.  A little different that what I usually do, which made me happy. 


  1. I love it! Also, I am not sure if it's just me, but I can't see the pictures on your previous post.

  2. Thanks Heather!

    Thanks for letting me know about the pics. The pictures show up for me but I deleted them and uploaded them again so hopefully it's fixed.

  3. This reminds me of something they would sell at Anthropologie, very cute.