A Toast to You

April 19, 2022

A Toast to You

Hello and welcome, it’s Karen here today.  I’ve got another pigeon card today featuring the new Pigeons stamp set from Gerda Steiner Designs. Here’s a look at my card and since it’s an interactive one, there’s a shot of before, and after, you pull the tab (this is a 5 1/2” square card).

To create the card, I started by colouring in the pigeons with Copic markers and fussy cutting them out. For the background, I used a stencil from TCW called Aspen Trees, and added some Distress Oxide shading in Evergreen Bough, Twisted Citron and Tumbled Glass. I then added a little shading to the trees with a C0 Copic marker as they looked a little stark. I cut the hilly foreground from some green cardstock, and added some Copic marker dots under the pigeons feet.  The sentiment is actually from another new stamp set by Gerda Steiner Designs called “Toast to You”, and I stamped it in black Versafine ink and then clear heat set it. The tree was made from a set of cloud dies for the leafy parts cut out of green cardstock scraps, and the trunk and branch were cut from brown cardstock using a Bigz die from Sizzix by Tim Holtz called “Branches”.  I used the “Swish ‘n Pop Pull Tab” die set from Lawn Fawn for the interactive mechanism, but I modified it to have the pigeon appear from the left hand side. I’ve done a previous video showing how to modify it, so if you’re interested, you can find it here.  The branch and pigeon with the toast are actually attached to the clear, acetate arm of the interactive mechanism, so are separate from the tree. I used foam tape in a double layer to pop up the hilly foreground and tree in order to hide the mechanism, and to allow the swing arm to move. 

Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you’re having a great, crafty day! 

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