Thursday, October 2, 2008

Birds of a Feather


The owl in this set inspired me to create more birds from punches, so I've been punching and gluing to put together some more "card candy" for my customers. So far, I've come up with a mallard duck, a swan, and today did a loon, using the Boho Backgrounds set from Stampin' Up!
The directions for the loon follow.

This first picture shows the pieces that I put together (minus the water and tail feathers-oops!) to make the loon.

First, stamp the image in black on white cardstock from the Boho Backgrounds set. Then use the Medium oval punch to punch it out as shown. (You might have to stamp it twice to get both pieces.)
Then use the Small oval punch to punch out the wing - one from the image and the other from black cardstock.
Put a sticky note on the back of each piece and slide them back into the punch and punch out the other side to make the "sort of" crescent shape.
To make the following:
Neck (black): Small oval punch, punched twice and then trim a bit off the "chin" area to get rid of that hook formed by the oval punch.
Head (black): 1/2" circle punch
Beak (black): one point of small star punch
Tail feathers (black - not shown): one point of large star punch
Eye (Real Red): 1/8" circle punch

To assemble:

Use a glue pen to affix the neck to the back of the body as shown.













Glue the head onto the top of the neck:

















Glue the beak so that it points upwards slightly, and the eye on as shown:
















Glue the black wing on top of body:

















Finally, use a black marker to put dot in center of eye, and add the tail feathers that I forgot to put into the first picture. The tail feathers get glued onto the back of the body.
Since loons are a sleek bird, I thought it needed water and made that with the scallop punch, which I punched three times on Not Quite Navy paper and used the "garbage" from the punch to glue across the loon body. After all three pieces so that the tips of the waves are slightly below and to the left or right of the previous layer. Use a white gel pen to put the white on the tips of the waves.

2 comments:

Debbi said...

Are you serious?!?!? These are fabulous!!! I love each and every idea!

Littlekel90 said...

Wow, how cool are these?! I am definitely impressed. Great job! :) kelly