Monday, 19 January 2015

cheery Valentine and Birthday cards

Hi! I created some happy cards inspired by the valentine-themed pieces in my latest goody box from Gina, as well as some of the other great items from past Scraps of Elegance kits and bits & pieces from my stash:


I love painting my chipboard, then stamping and heat-embossing it for  an ornate effect, like I did on the clock and large heart here:

For this one, I trimmed a birdhouse piece to become the jail cell I needed for this one (my friend and I call each other our partner in crime!) and added the lovely heart flourish piece as well:

This card is for a bird-lover's birthday, so the cage and the bird on the branch were perfect accents; I dry embossed the birdcage, then covered it with crackle finish before heat embossing it, and I added texture paste to the branch before heat embossing that piece:

I placed the inside sentiments next to the cards to give you a better idea of the finished items (and the first two really wouldn't have made much sense without them!)

Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a wonderfully creative week!

Gina's Designs products

Build a Layout-lovebirds
Ornamental Birdcages shape set
Bird on Branch assortment
Skeleton clocks
Clock Hands shape set

Other Items Used

BoBunny Avenues papers
Graphic 45 Raining Cats and Dogs papers
Marion Smith Posh papers

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