October 12, 2011

Birdy Birthday


Today i have card i made back in June for a good friend and coworker. She loves birds so i made bird card and a bird ornament all in one.

I started with her favorite paper from Basic Grey, trimming it about 1/4 short of the cardbase. At the bottom i added big scallops, then i layered (starting at the bottom) with a jute ribbon, white ruffle ribbon and twine wrapped around it all and tied in a bow at the left. I threaded a tag in the twine. The tag has happy birthday and a small tiny bird, and the edges are inked. Then i added a flower embellishment to the middle of the bow.

Above the bow i wrapped white twill around the card. Then i sewed around a vintage inspired piece of pattern paper. To this i adhered a cut out of the bird, then adhered this to the card front.

To make the ornament i used a bird chipboard and traced it out on the pattern paper, inked the edges and adhered it to the bird chipboard. I did the same for the birds wing. Around the birds neck i wrapped the ruffle ribbon and twine. Added another flower embellishment to the twine bows center. To make it an ornament i made a loop with twine and adhered it to the back of the bird. Then i used scotch tape at the back of the card to hold it to the card.

Thanks for stopping by!


(you will have to forgive me but its been a few months, i'm doing to by memory:) )
Stamps: Papertrey Ink - i think the bird is from Grunge Me, can;t remember what it set.
Ribbon: Hobby Lobby
Pattern Paper: Basic Grey
Flower embellishment: Martha Stewart
Twine: http://www.etsy.com/shop/swanandshears

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