Monday, 15 January 2018

Cling Wrapped Bird

Time to remind you that you only have until January 24th to link up your card for this month's CAS Mix Up challenge!

For my reminder card, I used Brushos along with cling wrap.

I took a piece of coated cs, sprinkled it with brown and red Brushos, spritzed with water, and then scrunched cling wrap up on top of it.  I left it to dry for a couple of hours.  It came out much paler than I'd intended but there was some nice marbling from the cling wrap.

I cut the bird / snowflake die twice - once from white cs and once from the Brushos piece.  I found a piece of burgundy cs that I liked with the Brushos colours, glued the white bird / snowflake outline to it, and then inlaid the bird's body from the Brushos piece.

The sentiment is stamped and heat embossed, and the panel trimmed and popped up on fun foam for dimension.  I added a gemstone for the bird's eye.

Head over to CAS Mix Up to see the rest of the Design Team's reminder cards, and a fabulous card by our Guest Designer, Christine of It's a Card Day's Night.  Remember to keep your cards clean and simple - they must have some uncluttered, open space (often referred to as "white space" but it can be a colour as is the case in my card!).  And you must include some stamping and a technique that involves cling wrap as well as at least one other technique from our list - I have die cutting with an inlaid die cut, and heat embossing.

Looking forward to seeing more lovely cards!

Stamps - PTI sentiment
Ink - ColorBox Frost White
Paper - white and burgundy cs, coated cs
Size - A2
Accessories - Memory Box Mara Bird die, brown and red Brushos, cling wrap, white embossing powder, gemstone, fun foam


  1. You can really see the wonderful design from the cling wrap on your sweet bird, Susan. Love it paired with the deep red card front and white die-cuts. xx

  2. What a beautiful marbleized look you got for your bird body Susan - it looks wonderful against the dark red - such a lovely snowflake die cut! Julia xx

  3. Such a sweet cling wrap die cut inlaid bird, Susan. Love your pretty white overlay snowflakes from your Mara Bird die. Your colored CS really makes your die cut image and sentiment pop. Thanks for the reminder that "White Space" can be colored CS:-) Hugs...

  4. Such a great way to use this technique with that cute die cut bird...Fabulous card and thank you for the inspiration x

  5. Susan, awesome colours with your cling wrap background. It really gives a lot of depth to your bird. I love the card :)

  6. This is such a creative and unique way to use your cling wrap background! Love this idea, Susan! Love also that you used that deep, red background for this. The contrast is just beautiful! Love it.

  7. I love the "feathering" the cling wrap made on your piece, Susan! Perfect colors for a bird! Still haven't got mine on a card.

  8. Wow, I agree, the marbling effect on your cling wrap is truly amazing! That bird is a beauty, super job! Beautiful design too. Warm hugs, xxx

  9. Your cling wrap marbelized bird is beautiful inlaid into your Brusho piece. Bold vibrant colours. Great card.

  10. You've got great results with the cling wrap technique, Susan! Great marbling! And Brusho brown and red make these beautiful complex colors! I should remember that. :-) The rich burgundy front panel is perfect for the inlaid bird with light colors. Hideko xx


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