Sunday 6 January 2019
Engagement Congratulations Card
I've been going through my magazines today. Pulling articles out for keeping and putting the rest in the recycling. While doing that, I came across a number of freebies, so with some of them, I made this card.
The trellis background, the birds and the sentiment were all free with issue 186 of Simply Cards and Papercraft. The trellis was a stencil which I put Distress Inks through.
I stamped the birds onto the trellis and also onto a piece of plain card. On the trellis piece of card, I coloured the branch that the birds are sitting on in a brown Promarker.
Returning to the stamped image of the birds on the plain piece of card, I coloured the birds using a moist paint brush and water colour pencils. I then cut the bodies and heads of the birds out (I didn't cut the branch or the bird feet). I then went around the edges of the cut out birds with a black felt pen. Using foam pads to elevate the image, I stuck the birds on top of the earlier stamped bird image on the trellis to provide a puffed up 3D body effect.
I then punched a little heart and added it above the birds and mounted the image onto the same pinky/red background, trimming to size.
I found an embossing folder which came free with and earlier issue of Simply Cards and Papercraft (issue 170) and ran it through the Big Shot and trimmed to size. I mounted the bird image onto the embossed background. Digging around my pre cut die cut box, I found the two green foliage pieces that I thought would work and added these to each side of the card.