May 1, 2018

A Little Birdie Told Me....

.....It's Your Birthday!

Good Morning, Donna Phelan back again.  

I have a fun Birthday card for you today!  Sit back and enjoy!  

This was a lot of FUN to make....yes, I say that a lot!  lol  Part way through this card I decided to make it a Shaker.  Should have thought of that first!!!  Duh!

I created my background by using this Memory Box Distressed Windham Collage.  This set has 4 different dies, yes you read that correctly, FOUR!!! 
The Dies R Us Store also carries many varieties of these Memory Box Distressed Collage die sets that also offer 4 different dies in each set! 
Such a great value for your money!

Once I decided on which design I would use, I cut it from White card stock and then created a hand cut frame from Green to top it with.  I also added some texture to my frame with a Swiss Dots Embossing Folder. 
Mine is so old that the other day I used it and it became unhinged, as did I.   Apparently you can use masking tape to hold it all together!  Phew! 
The Dies R Us Store carries quite a variety of Embossing Folders for all of your texture needs.

Next came these pretty flowers using the Cheery Lynn Designs Cherry Blossom Branch.  I cut it 4 times, twice in Green and once each in a Light and Dark Pink.  Cutting so many let me layer the Pinks on to the Green foliage pieces.  I sponged inks on to the flowers to add a bit more depth.

I added Fun Foam to the back of my White die cut focal panel....this is where the light bulb finally went on and I thought of making it into a Shaker card.  Just in the nick of time!  It's not pretty from here, but it ended up being exactly what I wanted.  I just added Pink and Green Sequins and Glitter.  Not an awful lot, but just enough to add some FUN! 

After placing my Cherry Blossoms on either corner to frame in my panel I decided to add some pretty little butterflies, layered in solid card stock and Designer Papers, using the Dies R Us Butterfly #2 Set.  This particular set is no longer available.....BUT there are sooooo many others that we do carry, you can check them all out HERE.  Pages and pages of them! 
Images stamped in Raven Black ink and colored with Copic Markers.

Inside completes my front greeting.

Quite a bit of dimension.

And this completes my fun Shaker Birthday card.  Hope you like it!

Here's what I used:

Memory Box - Dies - Open Studio - Distressed Windham Collage

Cheery Lynn Designs - Cherry Blossom Branch

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  1. What a fabulous & colorful design with great details & dimension.

  2. Absolutely AWESOME inside & out Donna! LOVE the way you utilized that corner die and your sweet birdie & flowers are a perfect springtime breath of fresh air! Fantastic inspiration!!

  3. Super sweet, and I love that you made it a shaker card!


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