Friday, 21 October 2016

Bird of Paradise, with Love.

Good evening, hope you've all had a good week and are looking forward to the weekend.    I think we will be having a quiet one, Hubby will be gardening and I will be crafting after my household chores are done.   At the moment, I'm hooked on decorating  tags, using Imagination Craft's products of course, what else lol!!!   

The card I would like to share with you tonight, was made in  February 2014.   Some of you may have seen this card before as it was on a Challenge Blog.       I have used Imagination's  'Bird of Paradise' Gilding Stamp set, which is very elegant.   This stamp is still available on the Imagination Craft's website and is in their sale, reduced from £7.99 to £2.00, wow! what a bargain!     This card could be made for Valentine's Day for that very special frien or Partner.

Make a square base card from black shiny card.   Cut a piece of tan coloured paper, slightly smaller than the black and stamp the flowers from the stamp set, around all four edges, using a black ink pad.   Matt this onto the black base card.   Using the square Spellbinder's  die and a die-cutting machine, cut out the square.   Put the square to one side for another project and use the negative.   Straighten up the outside edges and put to one side for the moment.

Cut a piece of tan paper the same size as the black frame and lay the' heart leaf' stencil on top.   Colour the design with Distress inks.   Add some gold and red Sparkle Medium, using your finger and rub through the design, then remove the stencil.   This will move the Sparkle Medium to the edges of the design.   This is called the 'foiling' technique.    

When dry, fix to the centre of the base card and fix the black frame on top using sticky foam pads to add some dimension to the card.

Die-cut the corners, using the Tattered Lace corner die, from gold satin card and glue one to each corner of the black frame.

Stamp the bird onto some black shiny card with a Versamark pad and heat emboss, using clear embossing powder.   Cut out the bird, punch out and stamp the flower, using the Tonic flower punch and stamp set.   Glue the flower to the card front.   Glue a red satin bow behind the flower.   Add a small amount of red Sparkle Medium to the centre of the flower, along with a round, red gemstone.   Glue the bird on the flower, using silicone glue.   Glue a red heart shape gemstone to the right-hand edge of the black frame.   Stamp two leaves from light green card and glue behind the flower.

Well that's all from me for tonight.   Have a fantastic weekend whatever you plan to do.   Thanks so much for visiting my blog, hope you have enjoyed your visit.

                                                            Love and Rainbows,

                                                             Hugs   Jennifer xx.


  1. Beautifully designed card Jennifer, I love the colours and the bird image. Great way to use the die as a frame, love it all, ave a smashing weekend, Kate x

    1. Hi there Kate, thank you so much, glad you like it. Have a great weekend too.
      Hugs Jennifer xx.

  2. Gorgeous design and love the frame and bird of paradise. Wonderful colourds.
    Linda xxx

    1. Many thanks for your nice comment Linda. So pleased you like it. Have a lovely weekend.
      Hugs Jennifer xx.