This Tutorial is a case from The Holiday Mini. Items from this mini are available through January 18, 2009. Order Now if you are interested.
The following Sizzix dies were used to create this card front.
- PN 113465, Sizzix Bird w/Leaves & Flower and
PN 113468, Sizzix Scallop Circle.
Various designer series papers were used with embellishments from the pretties kits and brads. The examples are shown latter in the post.
To create this card front, select the paper you would like to use for the scalloped background and the semi-circle. Cut the Scallop using the Sizzix die PN 113468. The semi Circle can be cut using scissors, the Coluzzle Cutting System (PN 102264) or the Large Sizzix Circle (Not Sold by SU). The circle measures approximately 3-7/8" in diameter.
The ribbon was cut to ~4.5". The Snail adhesive was applied to the back of the ribbon and the ribbon adhered to the front of the semi-circle. The extra bits of the ribbon were wrapped around to the back of the semi-circle so that the fringe of the ribbon would be neatly hidden away when the semi-circle was glued to the scallop circle.
TIP: Don't use glue on ribbon. It can leave ugly spots and pucker the ribbon. The picture below shows some glue spots on ribbon.
These spots were easily covered up with the placement of the bird and an added flower embellishment in the final assembly shown below.
The picture below shows the various color schemes and layouts used.
Hope you enjoy this quick tutorial. These little birds can be easily adapted to any theme or holiday.