Tropicool Vibes Toucan Card

What do you get when you combine a tiny toucan and mini frames… a tropi-cool card of course! I used an Instax photo frame from my Photo Frame, Seasonal Borders die set and stamps and dies from my Toucan Sentiments set to create a mixed media friendship card.

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I started with a piece of watercolor paper, an eye dropper {to add droplets of water}, a waterbrush and some Distress Ink in Peeled Paint, Peacock Feathers and Evergreen Bough.

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I placed several, random drops of water on the paper and used the brush to add some Distress Inks.

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I kept playing with it until I was happy with how the colors looked. I let this dry thoroughly.

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I stamped the toucan and colored it using Distress Inks in Peeled Paint, Barn Door, Worn Lipstick and Wild Honey. I also stamped some Bird of Paradise shapes and colored them with Spiced Marmalade, Mowed Lawn and Dusty Concord Distress Inks. The Distress Inks can be used like watercolors.

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Once everything was colored, I used the coordinating dies and my SideKick machine to cut out the toucan and bird of paradise shapes.

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I die cut a frame using the Photo Frame, Seasonal Props die and a wood textured paper.

Pieces
I die cut several colors of leaves from cardstock. Next, I mounted the watercolor background to a piece of folded kraft cardstock.

Assembling
I used foam tape to adhere the frame to the background and stamped the sentiment directly onto the watercolor paper.

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I layered several leaves and vines and only used one of the bird of paradise shapes. After it was assembled, I felt that it needed something sparkly so I added a few drops of fingernail polish which gave it the finishing touch.

I hope you enjoyed this card using dies and stamps from my Tropicool Vibes and Picture This! collections for Sizzix.

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About Lynda Kanase

Sizzix Senior Product Designer, Crafter, Maker, Stitcher, Scrapper, Graphic Designer, Illustrator, Instructor, Anglophile, Dog lover and Mom trying to make the world prettier, one project at a time. Please join me on this creative adventure.

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