Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Bird Cage Card


Hello everyone! The card I am sharing with you follows the latest challenge from The Shabby Tea Room. This week the theme is 'The White Challenge'. You are asked to create a card or project inspired by the photo USING WHITE PLUS ONLY ONE ADDITIONAL COLOR (you are welcome to include additional neutrals such as cream, kraft, brown, black)!



My card was a labour of love. If it could go wrong it did! However, in the end it was worth it! In my card I managed to use white and cream.

Firstly after seeing the bird cage in the photo inspiration, I could use my Tim Holtz bird cage die. I love this die and don't get to use it very often.  I die cut it using chipboard, applied a layer of gesso then once dry applied two layers of acrylic paint using a makeup sponge. I also went through my beads stash and created some pendants to hang from the bottom of the cage.







Next I started building up my foliage. I used white cardstock to die cut some leaves and a Martha Stewart punch to create some fronds. I used a stylus and shaped the leaves to add some dimension to them as I didn't want then to lay flat on  the card. Using glossy accents, I layered the leaves and fronds at the base of the bird cage.

Using creme cardstock and  another die, I die cut the small flowers. I used my stylus and shaped each one. Time intensive but so worth it! Using tweezers and glossy accents, a glued each into place.

I repeated this for the top, omitting the leaves.



Supplies:

Cardstock - Stampin' Up! Very Vanilla and Whisper White

Other: Tim Holtz Caged Bird, Sizzix Loving Thoughts set, Memory Box Flower Mound, Stampin' Up! sizzlits little leaves, Martha Stewart branch punch, chipboard, Gesso, white acrylic paint.

Thanks for stopping by!

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12 comments:

  1. The bird cage inside the embossed frame is just beautiful, Cathy! And I'm in love with the pearl pendants!

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  2. Oh wow this is stunning! I love white on white.. it is sooo soft and pretty!!

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  3. What a gorgeous card Cathy!! I love the embossing and the stunning embellishments surrounding your bird cage..love that it's dripping with pearls too!! Thanks so much for joining us at The Shabby Tea Room!!

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  4. So elegant! Great details make your white on white pop!
    SO glad you could join us this week at TSTR:)

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  5. Pure gorgeousness!!! The embossing, layering and embellishments you used partner together to create a magnificent project worthy of framing - WOW! Thank you, Miss Cathy, for sharing your lovely talents with us all in the Tea Room each week :)

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  6. Oh my goodness, it's just beautiful! I love the little arrangement of leaves and pearls at the bottom and the embossing, well, it's just stunning! Thanks for sharing it with us at The Tea Room!

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  7. So pretty and very elegant! Well worth the time involved to create the gorgeous flower and leaf cluster. Love the pearls! Thanks for sharing with us at TSRT:)

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  8. Wow, this is stunning. So elegant and beautiful!

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  9. es hermoso el toque elegante que le haz dado con el color blanco y las perlas... gracias por compartir me haz dado una gran idea para mi tarjeta... realmente precioso !

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