Monday, June 2, 2014

Beautiful Bird Birthday Card

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 :)


Lena's Creations said...

Very pretty. Great choice of papers and colours. I love it!
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sue k said...

Beautiful card, excellent colors and papers. Thank you for joining us at HIMCR this week.


Sharon said...

Oh so very pretty Tina!! I so love the papers and the cuts. Thank you so very much for joining our 'Altar a Cricut Cut' challenge at BBTB2!!!! :)

moknowsall said...

I wish I had an. Imagine so that I could try to make such beautiful cards as yours. Love the color choices. Thanks for joining BBTB this week


Caroline said...

I love how you used your Imagine and the Lori's Garden cartridge. This is my favorite Imagine cartridge. Your card is beautiful- love the bird and your card design. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2.

Hunnybee said...

This is so pretty sis! Love all of it. Can't wait to make cards with you soon!

Hunnybee said...

This is so pretty sis! Love all of it. Can't wait to make cards with you soon!

Pam MacKay said...

Absolutely gorgeous love the use of all the pattern papers just beautiful! Thanks for joining BBTB2 Challenge!

Laura Pizz said...

How beautiful! Thanks for joining the BBTB2 challenge!
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Laura Pizz said...

How beautiful! Thanks for joining the BBTB2 challenge!
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Lynn B. said...

Absolutely beautiful! Thank you for joining us at FCCB.

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