Saturday, 23 April 2011

This  Birthday Card is for a dear friend of my family. I wanted something elegant without being too formal and I am very pleased with how this turned out considering I had no idea where to start when I sat down at my crafting table. It is funny how sometimes a project can just come together and yet other times you can sit for ages before an idea comes to you.

For the image on this card I used stamps from a set called Birds of Paradise -  Peacock from Kanban. I embossed them with WOW! Powders, Clear Fine over the black bird and Verdigris on the cage and vine. I distressed the edges of the image with a French Blue Color Box Chalk ink pad and mounted it on a piece of gold flecked navy blue card which was in my stash. The back ground paper is by K&Co. but it is one I have has a while and I can not remember which collection.The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and the ribbon, gems and peel-off are from my stash.


  1. Beautiful card. It really has come together well.

    Toni :o)

  2. Lovely card, the birdcage and vine really do shimmer. I'm sure your friend will appreciate it.
    Thanks for visiting my blog :)
    Jenny x

  3. Love the card, the birdcage is gorgeous.


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