Happy Tuesday all, it's a warm and lovely late Spring day here in B.C., can you believe that it will be the first day of Summer (for those of us in the Northern hemisphere that is) in just a few days? The year is near half over, I still have no idea how that has occured!
May and June are very busy celebration months in our family and the next birthday coming up is my dear sister-in-laws. I wanted to make her a card to celebrate her day and decided to make a 'shabby chic' card to link up with Country View Challenges current theme. Now I have to admit that this is NOT my preferred style, shabby I can do but chic not so much! But if there is anyone who epitomizes chic it would be my sister-in-law, she is a beautiful and elegant woman, so I dug deep into my crafting supplies and made this card for her.
I finally, finally figured out how to make tea roses using Tim Holtz's Tattered Pinecone die thanks to a video by pandora681 (click here to see it). I had watched Tim's video and could not for the life of me make a decent rose but pandora's tip to keep pushing the petals back as you roll made all the difference for me. I chose a white and pink colour palette and did a minimal amount of distressing with just a touch of Tea Stain Distress ink and also used some Biscotti Perfect Pearls mist to give the card a subtle shimmer.
The bird cage (Spellbinders Bird Cage Two) was die cut from a pale pink cardstock and then I die cut the hearts from two shades of pink using Simon Says Stamp Holiday Shapes and Large Holiday Shapes dies. The leaves were die cut from a Simon Says Stamp Butterfly Tendrils die (I used this die inside the card as well) and the wee little butterflies were offcuts from that same die. I made the Happy Birthday banner on the computer.
I used the Tim Holtz Mixed Media thinlits die to cut the trellis in behind the rose and backed it with a piece of pink cardstock. The leaves and hearts were repeated as before and I used a small velcro dot to keep the card closed.
Here's the Butterfly Tendrils die in pink on the inside of the card and I repeated it in white on the opposite side.
I'll write my birthday message to my sister-in-law in the middle panel of the gatefold.
Thanks so much for stopping by today and hope your week is off to a great start. I have a Father's Day card to make for my FIL as well as birthday cards for my Dad and my FIL (I told you it was a busy celebration month!) so I'll be back again soon. See you then and happy creating!