Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Inlaid Branches & Bird Warm Wishes Card

I saw this fab card made by Debby Hughes (limedoodle) on Pinterest and knew I wanted to CASE it and make my own version.  I started with a 5 1/4" square white card and die cut several branches out of a panel of Pear Pizzazz CS.  I then cut white branches to inlay into the pear panel - I taped them at the back to keep them in place.  I know you could just die cut branches and glue them over the top of a panel but I really like the look of the inlaid pieces, it's a subtle but polished look I think.  I rounded the corners of the card and the pear panel, added turquoise gingham ribbon and popped the pear panel up with 3d foam tape.  I stamped the 'Warm Wishes' onto white CS with Memento Espresso Truffle ink - this is a new colour for me, it's sort of a dark grey/brown - unusual but I like it!  I cut the sentiment out with a Labels Trio die, chopped off a tad at the left hand side and popped it up.  I then popped up the die cut bird and added some turquoise jewels to finish off.

I put a branch on the inside of the card and added a popped up birdie.  I used the SU! Decorative Label punch for the sentiment - I cut the top and bottom off a turquoise label and glued them to the pear shape to form a mat.  Isn't the "sending special wishes for a bright & beautiful day" such a lovely and versatile saying?  It comes from my newly purchased Hobby Art 'Sentiments' set - the sentiments in the set are lovely - warm and meaningful but not slushy!  I used the negative die cut shape from the birdie I used for inside the card, punched out a circle and popped the turquoise circle up over a white circle and then matted on a Pear Pizzazz circle for the envelope flap.

Stamps: 'Warm Wishes' from SU! Cheer & Wishes set, Hobby Art Sentiments clear set
CS: PaperMania square white card blank, SU! Pear Pizzazz, Tempting Turquoise & Whisper White
Ink: Memento Espresso Truffle
Tools: Memory Box Woodland Branch & Nestled Bird dies, Spellbinders Labels Trio die, SU! Decorative Label & circle punches
Embellishments & accessories: turquoise gingham ribbon, Kaisercraft turquoise rhinestone jewels, 3d foam tape



Caroline Tan said...

Such a beautiful cas card. As always.

Mynnette said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS! LOVE this--the branches on the front look amazing! Just...WOW! :)

Victoria said...

This is so beautifully delicate and a really smashing colour combination!

Margaret said...

Was quite fascinated by the branches on the front of your card very different. Thanks for visiting my blog.
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