Sunday 6 September 2020


 Hi Readers,

Today I wanted to share my Australian themed card featuring 

the Kookaburra Builder die from Paper Rose.

The creation of this card came together almost as a happy accident,
as I was die cutting shapes from packaging 
that I had precoloured with mica, distress & distress oxide sprays.

I always have a heap of this precoloured cardboard on hand.
I love the textures that occur on the different packaging as the sprays dry naturally.

I cut the various pieces of the Kookaburra from various colours.

I attached the pieces together with Distress collage medium.
It was easy & lots of fun to put together.
I added extra layers of black to form shadows & extra pieces on the crest & tail.

I diecut the centre of the 6 x 6" background card with the Stitched Peekaboo circle die.
The Layered Foliage Windows die formed the greenery within the circle. 
I used both the positive & negative parts of these die cuts.
I think that adds extra interest & depth to the background.

The Layered Just a Note die was also cut from similar cardstock,
& popped up for the Kooka to perch on.
Mounted with layers of cardstock & kraft card.

I loved making this card.  It turned out just as I imagined with lots of colourful texture.

I forgot to take progress photos as I was creating,
 so I also made a 2nd project using similar papers 
& theme to make a wall hanging on an oversized kraft tag.

The background oversized kraft tag was first smeared with gold embossing paste, 
then swiped with white crackle paste & left to dry.
Various matte sprays were applied to the paste highlighting the beautiful crazing.

The Scribble Circle die was applied to the background,
then layers of Eucalyptus leaves for Kooka to perch on.

Here is a sneak peek of the mess of coloured cardstock on my craft table.

Hope this gives you some creative inspiration to build yourself 
a Kookaburra or two, too!!

Cheers for now,
Deb Adams xx

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