Hello my crafty friends! Hope you are enjoying the mad rush of activities that seem to coincide with this time of year! I am finishing up my semester after having 3 recitals this past week. I just finished my grades and now I'm working on burning DVD's of the shows for my students. That is a looooong process but it is so worth it to give them their performances as memories they can revisit and learn from. My daughter is graduating from Jr. High this Friday and my son from Elementary School in 2 weeks. I am looking forward to summer activities and really focusing my time on scrapbooking!
Today I have another card I made with my Imagine and Lori's Garden Cartridge. I love this beautiful bird and wanted to make something using her. I really need to try to get some Birthday cards made so when Fall hits I have cards in my stash ready to give away.
The card is an A2 size (4.25" x 5.5") and I used white cardstock for the base. The diecuts and the paper is all printed from Lori's Garden. I cut the bird at 3 inches and all her layers. The branch is part of that cut. I used most of the layers but left 1 or 2 out. The Butterfly is a layer from one of the cuts that I used on the inside of the card and it is also cut at 3 inches.
The Happy Birthday label was cut at 1.3 inches. The middle strip of pink paper was cut at 1.25"' x 5.5". I popped up the different layers for dimension. I added some bronze Stickles to the center of the flowers. I inked around most of the layers and paper with Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress Ink.
I wanted to give it a decorative trim so I used an EK Success border punch along the front bottom of the card. I then added a layer of the pink paper inside and used the butterfly cut as well. I'm getting better with decorating the insides of my cards. I usually forget about it but now I try to plan extra cuts just to add that special touch.
This is how it looks closed and laying flat. I love it! Of course it needed something more so I added the brown pearl for the eye, the white pearls for the butterfly wings, the tiny white pearls for the label, and the pink pearls across the bottom, giving it that final touch.
I really love the softness of the colors and hope whomever I end up giving it to will enjoy it! I feel so blessed to spend time crafting in my room. I hope to make more cards for my stash but I really need to get to work on something for my kids promotion ceremonies.
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Thanks so much for hopping by! I hope you have a blessed day :)