Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Paradise Bird Thank You Card.

Good afternoon Fellow Bloggers, Friends and Visitors,

Slightly warmer here today but because it is warmer, we have some fog, can't have it all our own way lol! but some blue skies and sunshine would have been nice!   ah well there's always tomorrow.   At least the temperature is not as low as our friends across the pond.   It is so sad to see the creatures trapped under the ice and the turtles whose muscles are seizing up with the cold!  hope the temperature rises for them soon.   My card today was made in October 2015 and uses one of Imagination Craft's Gilding Stamp sets, which are unfortunately, no longer available but some of you may have purchased one back then.

Working on a white 7" x 7" base card, colour the front of the card with the Tumbled glass Distress ink and a blending tool or a piece of cut 'n' dry foam.

Stamp the corner stamp  (this was  given free with a craft magazine some time ago, so sorry cannot remember which one)   in each corner using a Veramark pad and heat emboss with black embossing powder.

Paint the flowers with the Imagination Craft's paints from their Pearly paint palette and water.   Stamp the Bird of Paradise mesh from the set, onto the front of the base card using the Versamark pad and heat emboss as before, with black embossing powder.

Stamp the bird to the top right of the mesh using Imagination Craft's Gilding glue and add the gilding flakes.   Brush away the excess flakes.

Stamp the 'Thank You' stamp onto a piece of self stripped pearl card with a Versamark pad and heat emboss with black powder as before.    (This was also a free stamp)   Cut this out and glue to the bottom right of the card, using silicone glue, bending the label slightly.   Glue two black gemstones at either side of the label.

Die-cut some flowers and a leaf, using the Marianne Design dies, from pearl card and colour with the paints from the Pearly paint palette.

3D the flowers and glue in the top left of the card.   Make some stamen for the pink flower by painting a long narrow strip of card and snipping along one edge with scissors but leaving the other  long edge uncut, then roll up and glue in position, spreading the stamen out a little and glue to the centre of the pink flower.

Hope you like this one.   Many thanks once again for stopping by my blog.   Thank you to those who have left me a comment, as I do like to read your feedback.    Catch you all again very soon.

                                                                    Love and Rainbows,

                                                        Happy Crafting,   Hugs   Jennifer xx.


  1. Beautiful card Jennifer, such pretty images and colours.
    We've had sunshine for the last few days but oh so cold, in the minuses, but comparison to other spots in the world nothing bad really, and of course the "Genius" says there's no such thing as Global Warming, worrying or what, keep cosy, Kate x

  2. Beautiful Jennifer.
    Linda xxx