Hope everyone is fit and well after all the festivities. Have you made any new year resolutions? I have made two, the first one is to enjoy my crafting and keep my workspace tidy !! the first part of this I know I can do lol ! but the second part - well I can't find anything when I tidy up !! but hey I'll give a go lol. The second is to get back to sensible eating habits after the Christmas/New Year binge of cake, wine, sweets etc., etc., Well onto this evening's card. This was made in April 2013 for Sue and Harvey of Imagination Crafts and uses their Silkies, the fabulous Sparkle Gel and their Lilies Border and Background Stencils. This is a fairly quick and easy card to make so, off we go !
Make a base card from lemon card and onto this matt some blue paper leaving a border of the lemon showing. Take some white card and colour with distress inks. Take the now coloured card and lay the border stencil on it. Mix together the Sparkle Gel and the Royal Satin Silky until you're happy with the colour, then spread over the stencil. Remove the stencil and leave the image to dry.
When dry, trim around the design on the outside edges. Glue this to the blue paper. Cut out the Memory Box bird cage and the Ranger flower from white card using the Grand Calibur. Emboss the the flower and the cage using a Versamark pad and silver embossing powder, then heat emboss.
Using the lily flourishes stencil, trace around one of the lilies onto some coloured card ( white card coloured with the same inks as your base card background). Then add a little of the mixed Sparkle Gel to the centre of the flower.
Make some ribbon loops and glue to the back of the lily and glue this onto the silver embossed flower. Glue the flower to the bottom right of the card. Using the Marianne Design Die, cut out a small blue bird and glue inside the cage.
Add a silver jump ring to the top of the bird cage. Glue the cage to the sparkle gel swirl on the top of the card as though it was hanging from it and add a blue ribbon bow to the top of the cage.
Well that's all there is to it lol. I'll be back again soon but until then be healthy, happy and above all enjoy life.
love and rainbows,
Big hugs Jennifer xx