Wednesday, August 6, 2008

My personal challenge

I have been so busy trying to get ready for school that I completely forgot about posting the card I made for my husband. This was probably the most challenging card I have made to date. I could envision exactly how I wanted it to look, but I had a hard time making it happen.

I wanted to be able to see both birds on the front, but when the card was opened have one missing. I also wanted to have room to write, because my husband gets very disappointed if I do not write in his cards. This is how I did it.

I took a piece of Papertrey Spring Moss cardstock and folded it in thirds. I then cut out the front of the cardstock and the piece of Everyday Blessings cardstock to go on the front with my long rectangle nestibilities. I cut a piece of vellum to fit in the space and then adhered it between the two cardstocks.
I cut a piece of patterned paper to go in the center of my trifold card then I cut a piece of Spring Moss cardstock with a size smaller nestibilities die than I used on the front. I inked the edges and adhered it to be in the center when the card was closed (lots of trial and error here). I stamped the stems in Palette Landscape and then paper pieced the bird and adhered it. I then closed the card and stamped the bird on the vellum. I stamped the sentiment on the inside of the card, then cut a slit in the crease of the fold and tied the ribbon around the front and added the tag.
I wanted the card to close tightly so you could see through the vellum, so I used magnetic snaps to close it. I am pretty happy with the way it came out and my husband loved it, so I guess that is what really matters.

I hope I explained this in a way that made sense. I really need to work on my picture taking skills. My pictures do not showcase my cards very well.

Tip- I used removable tape to hold everything together until I had everything completed the way I wanted it. That way I could see what it all looked like, but if I messed up it didn't ruin the whole project.

Have a blessed day!

Supplies: Stamps-Verve Anniversary Birds, Feeling Groovy, All About You, Asian Flair; Paper-Papertrey Spring Moss, Everyday Blessings, vellum; Ink-Palette Burnt Umber, Landscape, Colorbox Chalk Creamy Brown; Other-PTI Spring Moss stitched grosgrain ribbon, embroidery floss, cuttlebug tag, long rectangle nestibilities


Holly's Hobbies said...

Congratulations on your anniversary! Your birds make me think of the new bird nestabilities...I was just playing with those today.
Very nice card,
(I followed your post on SCS)

bensarmom said...

Great idea to use tape to see if you like how it looks. Happy anniversary! Mine is tomorrow. We'll have been married 15 years.
Very pretty card.

Dragana Skoro said...

Such a neat idea. Great card.

Cris A said...

What a beautiful card! I love those birds!

Anonymous said...

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Kathleen Summers said...

WOW! What an awesome card! That is FANTASTIC! And I love those cute birds too. I hope your husband liked it!

Thanks for coming by my blog!


Unknown said...

Such cute cards! I especially like the bottom one!

Jill Cooper said...

I haven't visited your site in awhile, but just love all the samples. This bird is so cute and congrats on your anniversary! Our was the 3rd :) Jill

Jess said...

This is a fantastic design for a card! So wonderful! Happy Anniversary!