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Friday, July 22, 2016

A Swirly Bird and Stylized Birthday Card

I found this really fun card made by Tracy at "Bedlam and Butterflies".  I was going to copy it but then I ran across a fun card layout in my workroom and I thought I'd combine the too.  I wished I would have found that layout before I had stamped the images, I would have moved them down further in that right corner to make a little more room for the words. 

Anyway, it was still a fun card to make.  I used Crushed Curry for the base of the card.  Actually it was only 1/4 sheet of card stock.  I took a 2" x 5-1/2" piece of Crushed Curry decorative paper and folded it in half.  I taped one side to the back of the card and on the other half I taped a piece of Whisper White card stock.  The decorative paper was strong enough to support that top layered panel.

I stamped the words using Memento black ink and cut it close to the words.  I layered it with a piece of Crushed Curry card stock that was cut 3/16" larger.  I was going to go 1/4" but I needed some extra space so I didn't cut off the image when the Happy Birthday part was closed. It worked out and I do like how it looks.  

I LOVE the "Swirly Bird" set but I'm not fond of fussy cutting.  I thought the set had a bird die with it.  But no!  I had to cut it by hand.  Oh well, at least I only needed one!  I did add some tiny pearls to the centers of each of the flowers and to the bird's eye.  I thought it needed a little more depth and texture.

This was a fun card to make and I thank you SO much for visiting today,

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