The Eagle Flies

Several weeks ago, I needed a masculine birthday card and just couldn’t get inspired. I had colored several eagles from the Fearless Flyer set from GKD and found one just sitting on my desk waiting to land on a card. I looked through my stash and found an oval cut from Ivory and it fit perfectly. Then I cut a lacy layer from Dark Chocolate. There were some scraps from the Good Ol’ Sport paper pack from Graphic 45 that worked perfectly with the oval. I added a Dark Chocolate Layer over a Kraft card base. That turned out so well, I decided to make several more for my stash as I had some other guys with birthdays coming up. None of them were quite the same because the pattern paper pieces were different sizes. But they all had the eagle over the oval. I decided to enter the Double D Challenge which requires a bird. I’m getting in just under the wire. Then I discovered that the current challenge at Can You Handle the Pressure had anything with wings as a twist. Since that challenge requires using an embossing folder, I remembered I had used a basketweave EF for one of the cards in my stash. Always fun when a card fits two challenges.

20 thoughts on “The Eagle Flies

  1. My first thought when I saw this was, Wow how effective. That it works for 2 challenges is wonderful and you did a fabulous job on pairing colours and embossing folders.

  2. Fabulous card. Your eagle is soaring. Great choice of the embossing folder and patterned paper. Love this card.

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