Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Embrace Life

Hello everyone! Today I am sharing with a card that I created which follows a sketch from The Sweet Stop and also the April Mood Board from Maja Designs.

I really love all of the papers from Maja Designs. They are vintage, beautiful and oh so gorgeous! I was so fortunate to have found a stockist in Australia as it can be difficult to source OS paper lines. I have wanted to create a tag, and when I saw The Sweet Stop sketch I thought that this is so perfect for me.

I have papers from the Vintage Summer Basics collection. I played around with them and used some scraps from other projects as well (nothing goes to waste!)

I wanted the tag to be the focus of the card.

I used the Tim Holtz mini bird cage die and some scraps to create the centre image. I inked the bird to give it some dimension. I used foam tape to apply it to the tag to make it pop. I used some cheese cloth to add some softness as well.

Here are some other close ups...


Paper: Maja Designs Vintage Summer Basics 1914, 1932, 1922, 1916, Stampin' Up! crumb cake and very vanilla cardstock

Stamp: Stampin' Up! Embrace Life

Ink: Colorbox Chestnut Roan

Other: Tim Holtz mini bird and cage set, Stampin' Up! antique brads, Cheery Lynn small exotic butterfly, lace, seam binding, doily, Hooked on Craft flowers and leaves, cheese cloth, BoBunny frosting jewels, Distrezz It All.

Thanks for stopping by!

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  1. Very pretty! I love the shade of blue you have used and love the bling flourish too!

  2. Wow, wow,wow! Tis card is stunningly beautiful. Thanks so much for playing at The Sweet Stop. X

  3. so so pretty is your card :)

  4. That is wonderful paper you used to make this gorgeous card. Love the vintage look.

  5. Simply gorgeous! Full of beautiful, vintage accents and soft, feminine colors!

  6. Ooooo...love the shabby, vintage look of your card, Cathy! Wonderful soft colors and pretty elements make this a WOW card! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sweet Stop this week!

  7. Gorgeous card Cathy! Love the sweet birdcage and fancy bow! Great attention to detail!

  8. Oh, this is just beautiful! Love the vintage feel to it. The bird and the cage look great. Love the lace and pretty blue flowers too. Thank you for playing along with us at The Sweet Stop.

  9. Such a lovely card..I just love all of the sweet details from the light distressing and of course that beautiful bird cage!


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