Sunday, October 3, 2010

Turkey Troubles

Well,   I never usually make Thanksgiving cards but was trying to make a fall card and thought why not add a turkey to it, but then I got to thinking, why not try to make a turkey.   Here was my first attempt.

This was okay, but I thought really not very cute and kind of big - The leaves made good feathers.  I went to Splitcoast and found a turkey there made with the five point flower punch.   I thought perhaps I could make something similar only using the scalloped circle punches I had and came up with this.
I thought this was much cuter and I liked the background.   The strips of DSP are from the Nursery Suite Specialty, Play Date and the Sweet and Sour Specialty.   I ordered a set of samples of 6X6 DSP from Anglea McKay and was great to have this paper to experiement with.
I used the scalloped circles to make the feathers and circles to make the body.   The wings are from the bird punch and I thought the vest from the owl punch would also be cute.    I made the feet by turning the "u" upside down from the Many Thanks Sizzlit die and just glued the "thanks" on.  By this time, I had spent fair bit of time making turkeys but liked the background so tried one more.

I just had to stamp this one and cut it out - alot easier.    Now I have a few Thanksgiving cards and have decided to send some out this year!   :)

3 comments:

heather said...
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Patti said...

Your scalloped feather turkey is adorable. Very nice job.

Juliet said...

The hit and misses are so fun to look back on and say "did i really do that?". Love the final turkey!!
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