Sunday, February 9, 2014

Toucans of Love

I adore these birds, I looked Toucans  up on Google and oh the glorious colours they display, nature at it's finest. You really cannot go wrong when colouring them as they come in all shades just keep it bright! These two are from Doodle Pantry's digital stamp set 'Toucans of Love'.
The heads were made dimensional by double printing and colouring the image heads twice, cutting one  out and popping it up over the other  with dimensional tape. The background was heat embossed!

Doodle Pantry is sponsoring the challenge this week of Feb. 9th over at 'The Squirrel and the Fox' and the theme is 'love'.For some lovely inspiration stop by the Doodle Pantry Blog site and have a look.

Card Recipe:
Stamp: Doodle Pantry 'Toucans of Love' and  Rubberneckers  background stamp 'Loose Weave'
Sentiment: Stampin Up
Colour Medium: Prismacolor Markers and Gumbo green ink from Stampin' Up -used to darken the heart face.
Card Stock:  Stampin' Up's Gumbo Green, Basic black, Whisper White
Die Cuts: Spellbinders Nestabilities Beaded Circles (sentiment frame); Memory Box Precious Hearts (with the bow and  string cut off); Marianne designs  die cut LR0193 (the key)

1. 2 Sisters: #173 Embossing  (background heat embossed)
2. A Gem Of A Challenge:#112 'All You Need is Love'
3. Crafty Calender Challenge: Love is All Around
4. Digi Designs Challenge: Love and/or Valentine
5. My Sheri Crafts #126 Valentine
6. Sunflower Field:First Monthly Challenge: Valentines Day/Hearts
7. Digi Galore: Valentine/Love
8. Feeling Crafty: #25 Dies and/or Punches
9. Ladybug Challenges: Feb. Challenge 'Be Mine'
10. The Crafting Cafe: Feb 14th. Embossing (background heat embossed)


  1. Smashing card Glenda. Love the two toucans and you have coloured them magnificently! They look great with the 3D treatment and I love the background. Susan xx

  2. Absolutely beautiful!

    Sending love from Singapore!

  3. Just gorgeous with awesome colouring and design.
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  4. They are adorable! Love the bright colors you chose.


  5. Gorgeous card and image,I love your colouring
    Hugs Sue

  6. Absolutely adorable. Love all the details like the dimensional head and goggle eyes. I just love this card of yours.

  7. This is just gorgeous,love the image,great layout

  8. Oh, Glenda, the wood grain, the key, that lovely bright green - such a great card. NancyD

  9. Fantastic Glenda love the toucans their fab and the background too.
    Hugs Julie xxx

  10. Adorable card, Glenda. Love the toucans and the key to your heart. And the nontraditional Valentine colors are wonderful! Awesome job!

  11. Wonderful card Glenda, great image. Carol x

  12. Wonderful card Glenda, such a fabulous image and your colouring is beautiful. I love the way you have layered them up and the embossing looks brilliant too.
    Hugs Sue xx

  13. Glenda, I love the dimension on the heads! Wonderful, fun card. What a marvelous background! Perfect for a jungle feel.

  14. Beautiful Glenda, Your pictures are always so great. I love the color in this card and the dp paper is wonderful. Hugz, joann

  15. Glenda, I love those toucans. They're adorable!Thanks for joining us over at SunflowerField this week and hope to see you again soon!
    Jennyfer, DT
    ♥ SunflowerField DT ♥
    ♥ Jennyfer Creates ♥

  16. What a great card! I love the image & the colours are gorgeous!
    Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Crafting Cafe in our Embossing challenge!
    Good Luck
    Dawn xx

  17. Such an adorable image! Love the colors.
    Thank you for joining us at Sunflowerfield Designs.
    Hugs, Mari

  18. You did a fantastic job on the birds Glenda, I LOVE all the colour especially the deep rich green background!

  19. Beautiful card! Thanks for playing along with this month's embossing challenge at 2 Sisters.

  20. Such sweet birds, and such a sweet card!

  21. Love the non traditional "love" colors on this and your key and heart - very cute!

  22. love the 3-D fantastic image and really love the background and key
    Carol x

  23. What a different take on Love, I LOVE it, great colours and great 3D on the birds too and the added key.

  24. These guys are so cute, great colors. Great idea to pop the head part up. Looks great!

  25. What a fabulous image. I love all the greens. Great job. Thank you for joining us over at Ladybug Crafts. Hugs Nina

  26. Brilliant, love the image and colours..thanks for joining us at A Gem Of A Challenge!
    Helen x

  27. So cute! Love the key... love the pop up features. Great job on this card

    Thanks for sharing with My Sheri Crafts

  28. This is a fabulous card, I love your gorgeous image.
    Thank you for joining us at A Gem of a Challenge.

  29. What a gorgeous card. Thank you for joining our Challenge at The Crafting Café this month.

    Hugs Erin DT x