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Sunday, 23 March 2014

Happy Birthday Brother

 It was also my Brother's birthday yesterday, and he is a keen ornithologist so I made him a bird card. The background done directly onto the card blank is stamped and heat embossed in white and clear powder to form a resist, the stamps are Crafty Individual. Then I inked over the stamping with Distress inks and rubbed over the embossed images.
I stamped the branches, feather and bottom sentiment with Paperartsy stamps (rubbing over the embossed images again), and die cut then stamped the bird (I tried stamping then die cutting - which is when I found out the die is not the right way round to do that, I had to die cut, flip the die cut then stamp). Happy Birthday is a Hero Arts stamp, and Brother is a Papermania stamp.
Inside the card I used some Papermania Spring paper, also with blue and brown birds, and cut a slot to insert a gift card. Stamped sentiments are Paperartsy.
I was originally inspired to do the heat embossed background when a craft company on Facebook asked a question: if you used what you are wearing right now as inspiration - what sort of card would you make? I was wearing a dark blue fleece top with white silhouettes of birds all over it!
Happy Birthday Brother!

I have entered the following challenges:
Allsorts - All about the boy (Sat)
Cute Card Thursday - It's a wild world


  1. What a fabulous masculine card Cazzy, sure your brother loved it.

    Thanks so much for joining in at Allsorts this week.

    B x

  2. Superb card, lots of details too. Perfect for the challenge.
    Thank you for sharing with Allsorts 'All About The Boy' challenge and good luck x Susan x

  3. Great Mans card for my challenge at allsorts this week Tracy x


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