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.


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

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

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

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

  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 :)

  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!

  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:)

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

  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 !

  10. This is AWESOME!!


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