Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Monochromatic Birthday

Today's card looks simple, but has a technique I had not tried before. Starting with white cardstock, a white layer is put on that which has been run through an EF (Cuttlebug Birds and Swirls). I didn't want to put a lot of pieces on this embossed layer because I think it is so sweet and should not be covered up, so a lot of "white space" is kept so that the background is clearly visible. Next is a green leafy swirl (Cheery Lynn Fanciful Flourish) cut from paper I have had in my stash for a long time; then two ovals, one green and one white with a sentiment (Sizzix Scalloped Oval Framelits). I wish I could tell you the brand of the stamp used in the sentiment, but it has been of the package for awhile, and the brand is unknown. The new technique is this: I took some tulle and knotted it, putting the knot in between the green oval and the white oval, then taping the ends on the underside of the embossed layer. (This was done before the embossed layer was secured to the white cardstock base, of course.) The knot serves as a natural elevator to the white sentiment layer.

The little bird (Spellbinders die) is sprayed with silver and iridescent glitter dusts, and is placed on the sentiment with a pop dot. Liquid pearls are added to finish the card.

Here it is:

Glittery bird:

Tulle accent:

Liquid pearls:

I am entering this card in the following challenges ending:
Mar 06 Card Makin' Mamas - Layers  2E #2  

Mar 06 Crafty Catz - AG 3E #1  
Mar 06 Sister Act Card Challenge - AG UE
Mar 08 613 Avenue Create - AG/Stash UE  
Mar 10 Creative Moments - AG/Swirls and Pearls 3E #2
Mar 11 Word Art Wednesday - AG 5E #1 
Mar 13 LOC - Use Die Cuts UE
Mar 09 Joan's Touch - Green, EF, Oval 3E #1
Mar 17 Crafty Creations - Happy Birthday 2E #1
Mar 25 Crafting by Designs - AG 5E #1

Thank you for stopping by my blog. I always appreciate your visits. As always, God's highest and best to you today and every day.

Many rich blessings,
Ginny B.

Romans 10:9-11
If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by confessing with your mouth that you are saved. NLT


  1. Your card is very elegant. The embossing is classic, particularly when highlighted by the die cuts, tulle, pearls and sparkling bird. It's so nice of you to have stopped by our house at 613 Avenue Create.

  2. Hi Ginny! Your card is absolutely stunning. That bird is beautiful and just the perfect touch to this super elegant card. Thanks so much for stopping by again this week to share your talents with us. It means so much, and I hope you have a very blessed week!
    Word Art Wednesday

  3. Gorgeous card, very classy creation, thank you for joining us at Creative Moments
    Alex x

  4. Ginny...Love your card and all the special details!

  5. Ginny,
    This is too sweet, really adorable. the bird and the whole layout. Thank you for sharing this wonderful art with us at Word Art Wednesday today. Blessings, Carole DT

  6. a really lovely card, I have that folder and love it, I like your sparkly bird, thank you for joining us at Crafty Catz

  7. Lovely card so pretty thanks for joining us at Sister Act Card Challenge ...Sue DT x

  8. A beautiful card. I like your use of tulle and the pretty sparkly bird. That embossing folder works so well with the bird.

  9. What a beautiful card. Love all the special touches. Thank you so much for joining us for our challenge this week at Word Art Wednesday. We always appreciate the support we receive through the creative participation of creative artists like you. We do hope you'll keep coming back to share your talents.
    Diane Noble (DT-WAW)

  10. Ginny, your card is beautiful and the addition of the tulle adds a lot of texture, along with the sparkly bird. Great job.
    Thanks for joining us at Joan's Touch for this week's challenge.

  11. What a great card! I love the pearly finish and your dies are great! Thank you so much for joining our Die Cuts challenge at Left of Center this fortnight. Be sure to join us for an additional 'Anything Goes' challenge open till 31st March to celebrate our first anniversary! Lots of prizes to be won! Link up here -
    Thanks! mo dt coordinator xxx

  12. Adorable card, love that embossd background and perfect with that glittering bird and pearls!! Thank you for play with us as Creative Moments this time, hugs Kate CO Leader

  13. Totally love your "Happy Birthday" card. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations. Good luck with Mr. Random and I hope you get to join us again real soon.


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