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Sunday, June 5, 2011

Birthday Card - Red Bird Frame Card

This is a super pretty and elegant card that I made as a request from my Aunt to give to her friend. I had been watching a video from Emma at My Creative Time and she made a frame card similar to this one, and I decided to give one a try. I made my card 5x7 though so that the window could be bigger. I designed this with my Gypsy. I welded a tag from Gyspy Wanderings, into the card base to create the window. Then I made a frame for the window too. I used PTI paper for the card base this way it would be nice and thick!!! It was thick enough to feel like a well made sturdy card without needing lots of mats and layers. I was happy about that.

I used a Hero Arts Background stamp along with Versamark and black embossing powder to make the Pattern around the frame. Aren't those flourishes so pretty? The embossing turned out so beautifully!!! I was really pleased with it. I added red bling around the frame to make it even prettier and some stitching.

I chose one of Emma's sentiments and matted that and then made some little mats for some square brads and gems on top. I just wanted to keep the other side of the card simple, but matching, so it wouldn't take away from the elegance of the frame.

I cut a branch from Create a Critter and cut the leaves off it, to use inside the card. I used the opening of the window with the white paper and embossed that in my Cuttlebug and placed it inside right where the window closes over it. I loved that. And then the pretty bird...I made an extra layer in my gypsy so the cut outs near the head could be black and the rest could be the other shade of red. Love how that turned out. I made it so the bird fit well through the window when opening it.

I really love this card, one of my favorites in a long time.

Hope you enjoy!


Laurie said...

Absolutely beautiful card!! It is really stunning!!!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Very pretty!

GiGi said...

This is such a pretty card!

Paula Bee said...

What a gorgeous card! I love that bird!