Feb 1, 2018

Love Bird

Welcome to February!  It's hard to believe how quickly the months are flying by and that February is here already.  I love the month of February and especially February 14th because not only is it Valentine's Day, but it's also the day that my daughter was born 24 years ago!  I couldn't have been given a lovlier gift ever!  So, in preparation for Valentine's Day I'm jumping right in to the season with a little bird love.

I watched a Penny Black video with Jill Foster and just adored how she made it look like the "Love" sentiment was suspended in the air with strings and I just had to try it.  I changed my card up a bit using dies that are found at Dies R Us.

Here's what I did:
 I cut four Poppystamps Pointed Rectangle Frames and glued three of them together.  I set the remaining Pointed Rectangle Frame aside and blended some Broken China and Faded Jeans Distress Ink onto the negative piece of one of the frames.

Next, I cut out two Penny Black Ardor branches out of white card stock and blended the same colors onto the dies that I used for the background.  This particular die is currently out of stock in the store but the Love Is Growing die would make a great substitution.

 
I cut out this darling bird using Memory Box Feathered Friends and assembled the bird, popping just the tip of his wing up using a foam dot to add dimention.

I blened a scrap of white cardstock with Worn Lipstick and Abandoned Coral Distress Ink and cut it using the Penny Black Love die.

Next I assembled the card.   I glued the ardor dies to the distressed panel and glued the stack of three frames over the top.  I then ran two pieces of thread through the "Love" die and glued it to the top of the frame.  I also put little bits of foam tape on the back of the "Love" die to lift it off the card front.
Next I glued the fourth Pointed Rectangle Frame onto the entire assemblage, hiding the threads, which were snipped off after it was all glued in place.  

I then tied two bows and glued them onto the die where the tread ran through.

I trimmed off just the bottom of the bird and then nestled him into the frame.  So cute!!


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Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings~ Birgit

7 comments:

  1. Love your Love card and that the 14th is your daughter's birthday--it's my Father In Law's too! :) This card is FAB and it does look like 'love' is actually in the air! Everything is perfect and I just adore that sweet, sweet birdie!

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  2. Over the top filled with cuteness. From the frames to the suspended word LOVE and that sweet little bird. Our daughter has a Valentines Birthday too.

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  3. WOW what a fabulous Valentine gift 24 years ago and I'm sure everyday since! What a 'TWEET' card you have created for her! (ignore the pun, lol) LOVE the pretty spring soft colors and your overall design is FABULOUS! Another inspiration filled creation ... thanks!

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  4. Such a sweet card and I love how you hung the word "Love".

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  5. adorable and too cute.. love the colour combo

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  6. Happy Birthday to your daughter :-) I'm sure she's going to love your card. It's so sweet. I love the "hanging" Love word.

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