Good Tuesday morning. I have a clean and simple springy bird card to share with you today. I had the white decorative layer cut on my desk from from the weekend and decided no matter what I was going to use it for something. I finally decided to cut a frame out of it and use it to frame the bird and branch image. I guess the eyelet and the bird are sort of a miss match but I still like the way it turned out.
I colored the bird, branch and leaves with various Copic markers. I’m not sure I have ever seen a bird quite the color of this one but it is what it is. LOL! After getting the whole image colored I had a hard time figuring out what color paper to frame it with. I finally decided on this blue and if you put a gun to my head I can’t tell you the brand or color. I think Stampin’ Up! but I’ve had it so long I’m not sure. I formed several small yellow flower and attached to the branches with glossy accents.
I assembled the double matted frame, attached a piece of white cardstock on the back with mounting tape and attached the whole thing to the card base. I attached the bird in the scene with mounting tape. I like the yellow flowers in contrast with the blue and green of the bird.
I appreciate you coming by and I hope you have a wonderful day.
I colored girl, the ducks and the tree with Copic markers. I paper pieced the dress with designer paper, hand cut a little white collar and added a white ribbon sash. I formed all the tiny flowers with my stylus and molding pad and attached them to the stems with glossy accents.
I created a double matted frame, attached layers of water and grass to the back of the frame with ATG adhesive and then attached the frame to the designer paper card base with strips of mounting tape. I attached the bench in between the grass layers with mounting tape and attached the little girl to the bench with mounting tape. I tucked some sprigs of grass in between the layers of water to soften and tucked the stems of flowers around the bench and in between the grass attached with glossy accents. I attached the tree and clouds in the background with mounting tape. I attached the ducks in the grass and in between the layers of water with glue dots.
The little girl in the set is made in a standing position but I thought she looked perfect sitting on the bench with her ducks.
Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you have a great week.
I cut the dress once using plain white cardstock to use as a base for two additional layers cut using vellum. I used scalloped scissors to cut the center out of one of the vellum layers to create a decorative element and dimension for the skirt of the dress. I crimped both vellum dresses, attached them together at the waist with double stick tape and then attach both layers to the dress base with double stick tape. I attached the dresses together at the waist as I knew the tape would show through the vellum but would be covered up with the bouquet.
I colored the bride using several shades of Copic markers. I added some detail in her hair and a thin eyebrow using a brown distress marker. I attached the bride to the dress with glossy accents. I created the bouquet with the rolled rose, leaves, stems and tiny flowers. I cut the ribbon from the gown set and attached to the back of the bouquet with glossy accents. I attached the bouquet to the dress with glossy accents. I added tiny pearls to the dress for a touch of glam. The bride’s neck got bent by accident so I ended up adding a single tiny pearl to cover it. I added two tiny leaves to her hair and then added three tiny flowers made using formed 1/8” punched circles for the finishing touch.
Here’s a closer view of the bride. I wish the crimped pattern of the dress showed up better in the pictures.
I attached the frame to the card base with mounting tape and then attached the bride over the opening of the frame with mounting tape. I thought she would look so pretty standing in the lavender frame.
Good Saturday morning. I have a colorful butterfly garden card to share with you today. I love the beautiful Beau Jardin designer paper in the background that sets the stage for all the butterflies and flowers. The butterflies were made using the Impression Obsession Medium Butterflies set, the flowers are from the Spring Wreath set and the garden fence and grass was made using the Large Fence, Grass Border and Small Grass Border.
I attached the grass border to the front of the fence with glossy accents. I applied double stick tape to the bottom and sides of the fence and attached it to the back of the frame. I attached thin strips of mounting tape to the back of the frame and attached it to the card base. I lightly sponged distress inks with a mini applicator on the butterflies and flowers to add a bit of depth. The flowers were formed with my stylus and molding pad, assembled with glossy accents.
The flowers were attached to the grass border with glossy accents. The butterflies were attached to the fence and card base with glossy accents and the wings were bent up and secured in place with rolled up glue dots. Tiny pearls were added to the center of each butterfly and clear Wink of Stella was lightly applied to all the flowers and butterflies to add a bit of sparkle.
Here’s a side view to show all the pretty sparkle from the Wink of Stella.
I’m so happy you came by today and I hope you are having a wonderful Saturday.
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