Hi Everyone, and welcome to my post today which is part of the Australia Day Group post over on the Couture Creations Blog. 

To create my Aussie Cockatoo Card I have Die-cut the Cockatoo In The Wild die from watercolour paper and then patched from behind the areas I wanted to have solid in my finished design.  I have also traced and hand-cut a matching oval shape from watercolour paper to use as a simple blue toned background.  I then used Watercolour Pencils, a small brush and water to colour the image in a variety of tones for each colour. 

I added some glittery details to the tips of the Gum Blossoms in the design with Aztec Gold Glitzin Glamour Glitter Glue.  I have used a card from the A6 Kraft Card and Envelope Set as my base, along with an additional card base from the pack that I have cut down and embossed with the C’est La Vie Tied Lines Embossing Folder as my background.  I matted this embossed Kraft piece on Deep Blue Glitter Paper, which I also used to Die-cut the numbers with the Adorning Numbers Die set. 

Products I have used: 

CO721964 Foam Mounting Tape – 12mm x 4m
CO721985 Double Sided Tape – 6mm x 50m
CO724824 Go Cut & Emboss Machine
CO724849 Card & Envelope Set – A6 Kraft (50pcs each)
ULT157476 Australiana Cockatoo In The Wild Cutting Die
CO721981 Glitzin Glamour Glitter Glue – Aztec Gold
CO725769 Cést la Vie Tied Lines Embossong Folder
CO725342 Glitter Paper (210gsm) – Deep Blue
CO724649 Alpha-Numberic Adorning Numbers Cutting Die Set (10pcs)
CO725849 Sponge Dauber Storage Case (40pcs)

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful Australia day