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Thursday, February 19, 2009

Happy Birdy

The Language of Love stamp set helped me create this card... for my auntie's 70th birthday.

the inside says :

Happy Birdy .. which i thought was cute !
I used the cuttlebug I got for Christmas to create the background .

Pretty Swirls

Cold weather and the end of hockey playoffs means time to take stock and make some new cards using some saved ctmh papers and other hoarded supplies. I am getting over the idea of saving stuff cus it is "too good to use" ! I was playing with a design by Jeannette Lynton and came up with the idea of using the cuttlebug to emboss the 1 1/2 inch squares that hold this design together. I got the idea for the heart placements and buttons from her card as well. The clear buttons can be backed with pattern paper for a cool dimensional effect. As always, this card looks way better "in person".

Tuesday, February 3, 2009


This first exquisite card is from Jeannette Lynton's blog.
there are other luscious cards
she has created on the link.

Yes readers, I played with my new language of love stamp set tonight !

I copied Janette's card but
I changed the colours to teal and tones of blush softened with chocolate and vineberry. The card measures 6x6. I guessed at the measurement for the large rectangle as 5 x 4 1/2 and the smaller one at 2 1/2 x 4 but dont quote me on it. The nicest thing about making romantic cards is all the little bling and ribbon you can add. The birdie is just magnifique . I added liquid glass and gel pen to brighten his plumes in a delicate way. I will admit there is a fair bit of scissor cutting involved in this card... the bird was not particularly difficult but I have patience . I actually enjoy cutting good paper with sharp scissors. Call me weird, it must be a tactile- sensory thing. I added the scalloped border using an acrylix stamp and cutting out around the scallops.