Monday, March 14, 2011

Spring Birthday Card

Here is a spring birthday card I made today!! It measures
5" x 5" so I'll have to make an envelope for it! :(

I added a little bird to the tree in scraps of the back ground blue polka-dot paper.
I inked the bg paper, the bird and the clouds with dark blue ink.
The tree is glued under the grass like at the trunk and the top is attached with pop-dots.

I love this little sunshine.  I covered the center of it with glossy accents
and inked the golden layer with orange ink.
(Yep, I couldn't wait to take the pic and the GA 
are still wet... they'll be clear when they finish drying.)

I inked the grass and tree top with green ink and the trunk with black ink. 
Adding stickles and rhinestones to the purple flowers really made them shine (yeah, the flowers are actually dark purple and you can see the color through the glitter in person)!

The inside of the card got gel pen stitches (like the front of the card) and I put little eyes on all the birds with the same white gel pen. I thought the little bird family on the inside was oh-so-cute!

Craft  card stock base
Black card stock layer
blue polka dot paper is Heidi Grace
Green card stock
chocolate brown card stock
goldenrod card stock
orange card stock
Dark purple generic card stock
clear self stick rhinestones
Glossy Accents
Gelly Roller white  gel pen
Pop dots
Scotch Quick Dry Glue
ATG glue runner
birthday sentiments are Scrappy Mom's Stamps

Cricut Cartridges used:
Preseves for the card base:  (it's just a tag so most any tag could work).  I sized the card base to 5 1/2" x 4 1/4", copied and welded the two to form the card. I coped the shape two more times to make the black and blue polka-dot mats (black @ 4" x 5 1/4" and blue@ 3 3/4" x 5").
Simply Charmed for the tree (3")
Serenade for the leaves, flowers and bird
Gypsy Wanderings for the sun (1")
Paper Doll Dress up for the grass layers

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Anonymous said...

Cute card and wtg on using all those cartridges together!! You did a great job, it's really cute!! Thanks for playing along with us over at FCCB!

Kate said...

This has come together beautifully! What a wonderful spring scene you've created! Thanks so much for joining us this week at FCCB!

Sheena said...

Cute card...I really like the birds :)

Cards and Crafts by Sheree said...

This is so pretty...makes me want to go outside and sit in the sunshine! Our birds have not shown up yet...cannot wait to see them!

Just Jenae said...

Very nice! Makes me wish we had spring here already! Well I guess we do, it has come in the form of rain though! :) thanks for playing with us at FCCB! :)

Emily said...

This is beautiful! I love how cheery it is!

teachermom5 said...

The details are amazing. I really love the inside of the card as well. Great job.

Mimi said...

Really cute card and love that you used a tag! Never thought of that, so that will be a project soemtime soon. Hop over to my blog

Thanks for sharing!


Anna said...

Beautiful card. So ready for spring here.

Cards by Gina said...

So sweet both inside and out. Thanks for playing along with us at PPA this week!

Tracy said...

what an adorable card Cheryl -- I just love everything about it and it really gets me in the mood for spring.....:)

Audrey said...

Love your card and theway you incorporated all the cartridges! Thanks for. joining us at FCCB

4kids4 said...

Very sweet card! Love the tree and the little birdies inside..great touch! TFS!

~Sharon C.

Libby Beach said...

Awesome awesome job Cheryl! :) It came out wonderful! :)

Lucianna Dilsaver said...

Great card, I love the shape and all your details! TFS :)

DIANA L. said...

Beautiful card TFS.

Sherrie K. said...

Oh my goodness!!! Love your card! So pretty and love all the details. Great job! TFS!
Sherrie K.

Evanna said...

What a lovely card, it looks so good! TFS!

Janis Lewis said...

This is one of my FAVORITES you have made!!! But I do love trees, so that's probably something to do with it.

crazy about cards said...

WOW, great card Cheryl! Great detail! I'm a new follower and hope you can stop by and see me too!
Hugs, Lisa

Saundra said...

Wow! love this card! What a great shape! Thanks for joining us at FCCB!

Jennifer said...

Wow! You've been so productive, Cheryl!!! :) I have so much catching up to do (but I'm enjoying it immensely!)...I forgot we were away for 9 days during my children's spring break last week!

Thanks so much for sharing!

Crafty hugs,

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