Toucan play

I’ve not been at my blog much today and spent the majority of the afternoon making cards.
A few ideas worked out, but one didn’t so it was another salvage job.

Hubby bought me a set of cutters several years ago and I used one today to cut an oblong hole out of the front of a card. I decided to use the Toucan from a sheet of padded birds I’d purchased a little while ago as I was really pleased with the animal theme I’d made before.

Everything was going really well with the bird on the inside and I added a leaf on the bottom right hand corner of the cut out so that it looked like he was sitting behind it.
Then I noticed that the card was a little tatty in the fold, so thought I’d add a gold glittery border. That turned out to be a mistake as it didn’t stick properly and when I removed it, it took some fibres off the card. It looked awful, so I ditched the front and cut out Mr Toucan from the back to use as an overlay on something else.
As it turned out, it was my favourite today.
I was so pleased with the two-tone paper peacock I did the other day, that I thought I’d experiment on that theme and this was the result.

I like the polar bear here so will do some more like this using other tags I have.
The others I made were all birds from a toppers sheet, apart from the toucan of course.
I coloured the edge of the blue one on the right in the second picture here so might do that again too.

It’s been a good day.


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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5 Responses to Toucan play

  1. murisopsis says:

    All of them are so creative! I do like the look of the leaves behind the birds…

  2. Sadje says:

    Very productive day Di. Beautiful cards

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