Sunday, 30 March 2014

A Special Day

It’s an extra special day today -
HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHRISSIE
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I have again used the wonderful wallflower paper stash and as Chris loves birds this was the ideal piece which I cut to fit an 8 x 8 card.
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I gathered some products together ……
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… and thought about embellishments.
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I used some lettuce alcohol ink on the enamelled tag and the remnant rubs over the top. A bit fiddly but they stand out so well and are so easy to use. I stretched three different tissue tapes across to give me something to hang the tag from.
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I altered the number 7 by dabbing it with antique linen distress paint and when it was dry I again used remnant rubs.
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I made this little focal point by die cutting the TH ticket from coredinations and running it through the lattice embossing folder, sanding and then inking over the high points with walnut stain and adding some more remnant rubs. I die cut the ticket in greyboard also and adhered the two pieces together. The TH mini bird frame was also die cut in coredinations and grey board with the paper one sanded and inked and both stuck together too. The little bird charm had a number of alterations but I settled on some silver alcohol ink and then I made up a TH heart charm, shabbied it with distress paint and attached with chain and jump rings. The jute ribbon added further texture.
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In the bottom left corner I used some film strip filling three of the spaces with little eggs from the paper stash and leaving two empty to show the numbers through from beneath. I added some tissue tape and the happy birthday banner, Chris’s name and a flower made from acrylic packaging and alcohol inks.
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It went in the post Thursday, so I hope it has arrived.
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Happy Mother’s day to all Mum’s in the UK, that’s another reason why it is a special day today.

Take care.

hugs {brenda} x0x

28 comments:

Joan Heath said...

Gorgeous card as always. Love the bird paper. Happy Birthday to Chrissie and Happy Mothers Day to you xx

sally said...

I love the card you've made for Chrissie & hope she has a lively birthday, happy Mothers day to all of Mums too :-)

Sally

Amanda said...

Beautiful card Brenda!
Love
Amanda x

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful card, the addition of the tag makes it very special. Happy Mother's Day. Hugs, Valerie

Dots Dabbles said...

These birds look awesome Brenda! And the balance of the embellies is perfect...such a beautiful card!
Dot x

Von said...

DElightful card Brenda : )such a lovely use of papers
Have yourself a wonderful day
Von ♥

Margreet said...

Gorgeous as always Brenda...you always manage to give a creation your own very touch!
Enjoy your Mother's Day!
xxx Margreet

Redanne said...

Such a beautiful card, I love the way one of the birds is looking over at the cage and the wonderfully altered trinkets. Your composition is always perfect. Love this! Hugs, Anne x

Astrid Maclean said...

Super card Brenda and fantastic additions to the wonderful paper! Love what you did with the number 7, the birdcage embellishment is super and that flower out of packaging just adds the perfect finishing touch!!
Happy mothers day!!

Chris Warner said...

Such a beautiful card Bren and an absolute work of art, thank you so much! It has pride of place in the lounge! Have a great Mothers' Day! Chris xxx

Rita said...

Beautiful card Brenda. I'm sure that Chris will love it too. That paper is gorgeous. Hope you have a lovely Mothers Day. Hugs Rita xxx

Gram's Treasures said...

Gorgeous card, Brenda, and lovely play with that paper and all the additional tidbits.
Joyce xx

Terry said...

I know how much Chris loves birds and of course she would love this beauty! Again you have used that paper is such a fabulous manner and that birdcage on the ticket with the charms is perfect! Love this and I hope you are having a wonderful Mother's Day! Hugs!

Rosie Schirrmeister said...

A gorgeous card, Brenda.

scrappymo! said...

Your embellishments are fabulous of course...but those birds are gorgeous! I love the colours and the detaisl!

Great card, Brnda. You have made it so very personalized and special!

Netty said...

ooooh yes, love love love it Brenda and the background paper is gorgeous. Annette x

Coco said...

That's a delightful card, your friend is a very lucky lady! And I didn't know it was the day of mums in UK, here in France it's on the 25th of May!... :) Hugs, Coco x

cheryl said...

Oh hun I adore that paper you have used and gosh how lucky is yoyr friend always love all your photos hun shows off your work to perfection hugs cheryl xx

2amscrapper said...

I so love your art--everything you make makes me drool! I also love your blog banner.

butterfly said...

What a wonderful card - made with all your usual skill, flair and creativity, and just that extra touch of love - it's just fabulous. So many gorgeous details - love the remnant rubs on the 7, and the enamelled tag "hanging" off the tissue tape. Beautiful work. Heading over to say H.B. to Chris now!!
Alison xx

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous card, it will be treasured.
Yvonne

Tincan Crafter said...

A stunningly beautiful card with an incredible amount of delicious detail. Loved the remant rubs on the 7. Loved the locket attached to the birdcage. Loved the glassy flower too! Happy Birthday to your friend - bet this gorgeous card is going to make her day!

The Sparkly Fairy said...

So beautiful - I am sure your friend will love this x

Sandy said...

Even though I did not comment the first time I looked at this card - I knew I would be back. Brenda it is very special - beautiful birds - fantastic design work and I love all the embellishments. I will be back to study this card again!
sandy xx

craftytrog said...

This is such a special card Brenda! I'm sure it will be treasured! xxx

Jools Robertson said...

Such a special card, the embellishments are lovely
And I just never cease to be amazed in how you apply them all

Jools x

Buttons said...

You really have been creating some superb cards with this paper and this is no exception. I bet Chris was thrilled with it. Jenny x

Marjie Kemper said...

A total beauty! Bet that Chrissie was thrilled. I love the way you use such small parts of the remnant rubs, in such an impactful way.