Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Layered birthday card

Hey all! God sent this idea to me in my sleep. It didn't turn out exactly the way I would have liked since I don't have any vintage-looking paper, but I made do. I made the flowers using Tim Holtz Grunge Paper and the Straight from the Nest Cricut cartridge. I colored the paper with copics, applied my heat gun to make them curl a little. glued the layers together, and added stickles and a pearl. The bird cage is also a cricut cartridge. I covered the grunge paper with Perfect Pearls for a gold finish. I cut out the bird (again using grunge paper) and colored and stickled to match the flowers.

I did something different with the card itself. I burned the edges slightly with a lighter. I wanted a kind of aged look. I added the background stamp and lightly covered the entire surface with Vintage Photo distress ink. Hope you like it! Anybody have any ideas on where I can get vintage paper?

I entered it into the following challenges:
http://useittuesday.blogspot.com/
http://www.paperplaytime.blogspot.com/
http://www.annabellestamps.blogspot.com/2012/02/say-it-withbackground-stamps.html
http://www.diecuttindivas.blogspot.com/2012/02/challenge-53-favorite-pet.html
http://divasbydesignchallenge.blogspot.com/
http://craftyourdaysaway.blogspot.com/2012/02/cyda-challenge-39-paper-piecing-dt-call.html
http://sparklesforumchallenges.blogspot.com/

15 comments:

Lisa said...

This is so beautiful!! The flowers and bird cage are gorgeous and I love the music paper!! Burning the edges was an awesome touch!! Love this :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

GiGi said...

Hi Annete, you asked on my blog (The Cricut Bug) about the Viva Decor Pearl Pen. You can find it on the internet at several different shops. I used the Lilac colored one on my bag. I hope this helps! Have a great day!
Here is a link to an online shop that I use frequently
http://www.ohmycrafts.com/search.aspx?find=viva+decor+pearl+pen

covnitkepr1 said...

I’ve been following and enjoying your blog for a while now and would like to invite you to visit and perhaps follow me back. Sorry I took so long for the invitation.

Sue W said...

I really like the colours you chose for your card Annette and the background is perfect!! Thanks for playing along with AnnaBelle Stamps this week!

Creative Diva said...

Very beautiful project! I love the birdie. Thanks for joining us at DCD.

Hugs,
Patty
creativediva98.blogspot.com

Sue said...

What an amazing colour combo, the big bold flowers sure fabulous! Thanks for sharing at AnnaBelle's this week! :)

Gaynor said...

Wow what a gorgeous card, a lot of love went into this, thanks for sharing with us at CYDA, good luck, hope to see you again soon, Gaynor DT :)

Sonya said...

What a pretty card...glad you joined us at UIT this week!

The Other Patti Sue said...

This is just adorable!Thanks so much for joining us at AnnaBelle Stamps!

KraftyKoolKat said...

Lovely card sweetie. Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Day's Away and good luck.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxxx

Molecraft said...

A gorgeous creation, thanks for joining us at Divas!
Helen x

Georgiana said...

Very pretty card. We have always had birds as pets. Love their chirping sound. Thanks for sharing at Die Cuttin' Divas this week.

Georgiana
Carson's Creations

Candy said...

Lovely card!
Thanks for playing along at Die Cuttin' Divas this week.
Candy
candyscraftcorner.blogspot.com

* Shaz * said...

Great card!

Thank you for joining in the fun with us at SMC with our
"Things with Wings" challenge

Hope you will join us again soon & good luck in the draw

Hugs Shaz x

Lesley said...

Pretty card! Thanks for taking part in Sparkles Monthly 'Things With Wings' challenge xx