Sunday 16 October 2011

Buzzard Card

I made this card for my Father-in-Law, who is celebrating a birthday this month. He is going to shake his head when he see's it but I know he will secretly enjoy it.  :-)

I used the Cricut cartridge "Life's A Party" for the buzzard/ card/ panels and Home Accents for the branch. I cut an extra black base so I could add lots of foam tape since I was hand delivering the card. Edges were inked as well. I didn't deviate too much for the colours in the handbook as they were pretty cute!

The background clouds were sponged on with a dye ink pad and a hand cut template and black glitter glue was added on the one eyeball that is showing. This fellow just cracks me up.
Here is a peek at the inside:

I cut a 2nd white panel (which had to be flipped with the Gypsy if I remember correctly, so the ridges would line up) to add inside, and yes -- that is the Tim Holtz tree die. Sigh. I passed it up numerous times last year, and this year it jumped into my cart all by itself. Hey - if a die wants to come to live at my house that badly, who am I to argue?  ;-) 

I am entering this 5x7" card into the 'Vulture' challenge (Vulture / Buzzard ... close enough) at the Bitten By The Bug 2 challenge. Yeah! I haven't had a chance to participate over there in a long time.

Thanks for stopping by today!


  1. Hi Karen,love your vulture and the card shape you chose.Bet your FIL will love it!
    Jayne x

  2. Great guy card. I think your FIL will get a kick out of it. Thanks for playing along at BBTB2.

  3. WOW! You made that background? I LOVE it!!! This is so much fun! Thanks for playing with us at BBTB2!

  4. Oh so CUTE! Fabulous background and dimension. Love the finished inside too. He's gonna get a major chuckle out of this one. So glad you had a chance to join us at BBTB2 this week. xxD

  5. Great card, nice shape! Your vulture came out really nice!

    Thanks for joining us over at the BBTB2! DT Member Carri

  6. Wow, wonderful job on this vulture challenge. Your bird is fabulous - the eyes are amazing! Love the shape of your card also. Thanks for playing along with us this week at BBTB2!
    xx Susan

  7. I think your Father-in-Law will LOVE it! Thanks for joining us in the vulture challenge at BBTB2!

  8. thats great!

  9. He's sure got a knowing expression!!
    Love the shaped card base too :)
    Jenny x

  10. Love it and he will too! Thanks for joining us at BBTB2!


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