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Monday, 7 August 2017

Filigree Swallow

A quick card today using a die and embossing folder I was given by a crafty friend.

The die and embossing folder are both by xCut, 'Filigree Swallow' and 'Swallow Pattern'.  I used a Lawn Fawn 'Stitched Hillside Border' die to cut the blue border at the bottom. I finished off the card by adding a tiny, black pearl for the swallow's eye.

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21 comments:

  1. It's a gorgeous card Liz with lots of yummy texture. Funnily enough I purchased a similar set of X Cut bird dies recently and I love them and you've given me another idea to use them so thank you for that.
    As for recommending gesso - yes! I've tried to alter those papermache items and wooden items in the past and this was the first time it worked out well. I'm really happy about that as I have been hoarding some boxes but as I say they've never worked out well and invariably ended up the bin. Gesso and ink blending foam or foam for colouring with the gesso and paint - much smoother results that look great Karen xx

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  2. Liz this is so lovely, the bird and embossing folder to match, how sweet. x[aNNie]

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  3. This is so beautiful!! I love the embossing and the pretty bird!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  4. Great card, love the bird die and the blue with the white
    Hugs Kaz xx

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  5. Looks gorgeous, thanks for joining us at MAWTT. Xxx

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  6. Lovely card Liz, your emnbossing folder goes so well with your lovely bird die

    Anne

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  7. Beautiful card Liz. The die and e/f go so well together.
    Janice x

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  8. Great combination of embossing and die cut - love the stitched hillside dies, so handy for lots of layouts.

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  9. A gorgeous embossing folder Liz, it teams perfectly with the bird die.

    Sue xx

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  10. Gorgeous Liz how the die cut matches the background.
    Hugs Veerle x

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  11. Such a great combination! Love that enbossed paper! Hope you have a bit of sun today...

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  12. Hi Liz,
    what a very wonderful card, and the embossing is gorgeous, and so is that beautiful bird.
    Great designing as always.
    Thank you for joining the MAWTT Challenge.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L. DT

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  13. What a great gift from your friend Liz and you have used it beautifully here. I love that pretty blue for the sweet bird and the curvy hillside border which works really well, also the complementary EF is perfect. x

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  14. Wow, perfect coordination! A gorgeous card, love the pearl you added to his eye, it makes him come alive x

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  15. Wow what a pretty card, Thankyou for visiting me and leaving a note:-)

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  16. I love texture and this is so nice. Nice friend, too. Love that they go together. [Bunny]

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  17. Pretty! Thanks for sharing at Sunny Day Crafting.
    ~Owner/DT Janis

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  18. You've made a gorgeous card here, Liz! I love the matching e/f and how you've achieved movement and flow with the swooping bottom panel!! Hugs, Darnell

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  19. Fab texture and design! Another brilliant card!

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  20. This is a gorgeous card Liz, I love the filigree swallow and the fab embossing. Such a fab layout too… very elegant! :-)
    Thanks for joining us at MAWTT for our Things That Fly Challenge!
    Hugs Sue B xxx

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  21. How beautiful, love the die and with the matching embossing it's very stylish.
    Faith
    x

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