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Friday, August 26, 2011

Lovely Bird Cards

I made these two cards using the same materials, except I changed the colors slightly and gave them different sentiments.

All of the papers used are from the DCWV "The Luxury Stack" pearlized and metallic hues.  They're quite elegant and lovely and give off some a great sheen.  I stitched the edges with the sewing machine and frayed them with my Tim Holtz frayer tool.  Next, I cut the background frame from my Cricut "Joys of the Season" cartridge, and cut the bird from my Cricut "Heritage" cartridge.  I added these shapes to the cards and then embellished with lavender seam binding, handmade trinket pins, and mulberry paper flowers from Recollections (I also added gray embroidery thread to the second card to meet the color requirements for the following challenge).

I'm entering the second, card in the following challenges:
The Ribbon Reel's Challenge #9 "Sugar Plum"

Create a project inspired by the colors of this photo.  You have until Sept. 4 to enter, so play along!

Also, I'm entering in the Fabulous Cricut Challenge #74 which is a birthday themed challenge.
This challenge ends on Aug. 28.


  1. Very pretty card- it has that Victorian feel to it! Thanks for sharing this week at FCCB! :)Amy A

  2. Two beautiful cards, the bird has such an elegant shape! Thanks for joining us at The Ribbon Reel this fortnight!

  3. very pretty.TFS with us at FCCB.

  4. Gorgeous cards, I love those gardenias and decorative pins. Thanks for sharing with us at The Ribbon Reel this fortnight!