Monday, July 11, 2011
KARLA'S BIRD TAG SWAP
This will be the 3rd. swap I have done with Karla Nathan of Karlas Cottage and I really enjoy them. I was not into paper type arts until this last year or so and it is a whole new ballgame. I have taken a couple of online classes and am really enjoying it. You know the old saying "a change is as good as a rest" well it is true for me.
This swap had to have a bird on the tag somewhere. Small - large no matter as long as it is somewhere. I had downloaded a couple of sheets from the web and one of them happened to be for birds. I found it among my stash and I used them. I ordered bird nest charms and was off. Here is the result.
The swap is only for 8 tags but I made a couple of extras in case plus I can add one to my little booklet of tags so I have a record of what I sent. I missed this on swap 1 but did add one on swap 2 and I like having it there.
Karla sorts them out and makes a cover tag of whatever the story of the swap is. Can you image Karla making 70-100 covers and they are always beatifully done. She is a wonderful artist and a great gal. Will show you what I receive when I receive them.
I should have added how I made them. I bought a Cuttlebug machine when in Florida and have had a lot of fun with it. I love the embellishing cards to use with it.
I used purchased tags but ran them through with a leafy-bird embellisher card then used a torn piece of corrugated cardboard and then the bird pic. I edged them with brown colors and added the little twigs found on my deck. There are always twigs and sometimes large branches on my deck from all the trees. I then added the bird nest charm and some of my seam binding ribbon as a tie. I also stamped a birdcage on the back of each card and signed and dated them.