Happy New Year!
31st December would have been Mum's birthday, so now she is no longer with us we always now just spend it quietly although the weather was cold, it was dry enough for us to go outside for a birds eye view of all the amazing fireworks down the valley at midnight - glass in hand of course!
Dry weather has not lasted now though - it is cold, wet and very windy here today so I am sharing a card I have made using ANOTHER new birdcage die which I treated myself to a couple of months ago but have only just used. This takes my total birdcages to 5!
Consequently grey skies meant pic was difficult to take.
I used bright white texture linen card and a trellis punch for the edges.
All the dies were cut from the rest of the sheet of card.
I sponged the Memory Box birdcage with Tumbled Glass DI.
I also cut a couple more of the flower branches attached to the top of the cage from the leftovers.
The little birdie is from another die set and I just gave him a colour wash with Squeezed Lemonade and Wild Honey.
The flowers and stems were also coloured with DI's - (Tattered Rose, Spun Sugar and Shabby Shutters) - I think the leafy flourish is a Marianne die?.
The roses were made using a Spellbinders Blossom die and this is one of my fave ways to make flowers. They were also coloured with Spun Sugar before cutting out and gluing together.
The sentiment was stamped in Shabby Shutters DI and simply cut out with a small oval nestie, layered onto a scalloped edge one and tucked in between the flower petals.
Papertake Weekly - Pick of 2013 (July -Dies/Punches)
Our Creative Corner - Shopping Sin (Birdcage Die)
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1 Crazy Stamper - Anything Goes
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