Mar 25, 2018

Vintage Birds

Good morning Dies R Us friends ~ Birgit here with you today.  My project  is a bit vintage and reflects my love for birds and anything vintage.  This is my last post as a designer for Dies R Us Inspiration Blog and I just wanted to say thank you so much to Dani and Darlene for giving me this opportunity to work with you!  I've loved my time with DRU so much and will miss it!

I started by cutting the Impression Obsession Ornate Oval Frame out of gold foil paper and a light and dark pink so that I could layer the frame up using different color elements.

I glued the gold frame over the vintage bird image and then glued the next piece of the frame and trimmed it out using my scissors.

Isn't this frame gorgeous and just perfect for this vintage image?

Next, I prepared an A2 sized white card stock base by blending Broken China and Antique Linen Distress Inks to the front.  At the last minute I decided to stencil on some hearts using a heart stencil and Worn Lipstick Distress Ink.

I assembled the card and adhered the word Hello from the Impression Obsession Greeting Set.  This is a great set as it has multiple sentiments in a great font.

Here's a snapshot of the supplies I used today:
Impression Obsession - Dies - Ornate Oval FrameImpression Obsession - Dies - Greeting Set
Distress Oxide Ink Pad - Worn LipstickDistress Oxide Ink Pad - Broken ChinaDistress Oxide Ink Pad - Antique Linen

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Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings~ Birgit
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  1. Wow! I love your vintage card. Lovely frame on the picture of the vintage birds is just perfect for this effect. Your background with the floating hearts lets the image pop. Really nice job!

  2. Absolutely gorgeous Birgit! You know how much I love vintage design ... your creation really speaks to me! It has been a true pleasure having you on the DRU Inspiration Team. Thanks for wonderful detailed instructions ... very helpful!

  3. Love the addition of the stenciled hearts, Birgit. I'm going to miss seeing your cards using the DRU dies but will always be a follower of your personal blog. The frame is perfect for a vintage look.

  4. So sweet. Those birds are adorable, and I love what you have done with the Oxides and that beautiful frame die. Gorgeous card!

  5. Oh Birgit, this card is gorgeous. Love the gold frame - so elegant!

  6. lovely job with the frame and distress combo! beautiful!



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