When Eagles Fly

The pastor of the little church that we are visiting with here in Tucson has a birthday this week. So I opted to be the card lady for a congregational card. I was a bit short on time and so visited Etsy to find some watercolor clipart of a flying eagle and was not disappointed.

I found the Bald Eagle Watercolor Clipart collection by Amalie Roepstorff. They are a good quality .png, so perfect to create cutlines in my Silhouette Studio. I designed my card in Silhouette Studio, making it a 5.5 x 8.5 inch size so that there would be plenty enough room for everyone to sign inside. I filled the rectangle with a a galaxy sky background digital paper from the Galaxy Backgrounds by PeDe Designs. I created another rectangle at 5.5 x 8.5 inches and created an internal offset. After selecting both the internal and the external rectangles, I used the subtract function to create a frame. Using the inner line of the frame as a path, I added the text around it on three sides.

After sizing and creating a cutline for the eagle clipart, I added an external offset to create a “halo” around it. I printed the background and the eagle on separate sheets of white cardstock so that I could cut them out separately. After having cut the prints out and running a black marker along the edge of the eagle cutout, I also cut the eagle’s offset in a light yellow glitter cardstock to help it pop off the dark background. I cut the frame twice out of brown cardstock and stuck the two together to make a sturdier frame. I added the frame to the edge of the cardpanel and then glued the cardpanel to the front of a white cardbase.

I glued the eagle to the glitter cardstock and then popped the eagle element onto my card with foamtape. The sentiment was cut with a Spellbinders die out of silver cardstock. I cut each word three times and glued them together for dimension.

Using another Spellbinders die, I cut the sentiment for the inside out of brown cardstock, leaving plenty of space for handwritten sentiments and blessings inside.

Supplies Used
Digital Files
Amalie Roepstorff’s Bald Eagle Watercolor Clipart
PeDe Designs Galaxy Backgrounds digital paper

Recollections 110lb heavyweight cardstock
White and brown cardstock
Light yellow glitter cardstock
Metallic silver cardstock

Coloring Medium
Tombow Dual Brush Pen

Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue
1/8 inch Scor-Tape
1/2 inch Foam Tape

Silhouette Cameo die cutting machine
Epson Expression ET-2650 Ecotank Printer

EK Success Craft Tweezers

Spellbinders Sentiments 3 Die set
Spellbinders Warm Wishes Die set
*Links in the supplies list are affiliate links. I get a small percentage of the price of the product if you would choose to buy it through my link, at no cost to you. I only use affiliate links for products that I have purchased with my own money and enjoy using.

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8 thoughts on “When Eagles Fly”

  1. Beautiful card! Love the eagle and it is the perfect imagery for the verse of scripture you are using on your project! Beautiful work!
    Thanks for sharing your inspiration with us at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana Malkah, Owner

  2. Hi Monica
    You always enter our challenge over at Classic DT open challenge so just letting you know I have had to a new challenge blog as our old one was Hacked and dissapear so here is the new challenge blog called Classic Design challenge Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

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