Thursday, 17 July 2014

Vintage Bird Thank you card ...

Today we have a card to share using the new Bird with Flowers die from Cottage Cutz, the new Public Library papers from October Afternoon as well as a few other goodies.

There are quite a few piccies to this post as I have a technique to show you which will explain how to get a hand drawn effect from your stamps!

To begin you will need to create the bunting effect which sits behind all of the other pieces on the design:

Take a brown card like one of the new Natural or Kraft packs of square cards from Kaisercraft and using a Distress ink pad (we used straw)ink up the bunting from the Pennants stamp set from Kaisercraft.

** BEFORE you stamp the bunting onto the card stamp the image onto a piece of scrap paper to remove some of the ink.  Then stamp onto the card as shown in the picture above **.

Repeat the process again (inking then stamping onto scrap paper before stamping on to the card).  Line the Bunting stamp up to complete the curved line of flags.

Don't worry at this stage if your bunting is not lined up perfectly ... you can see from the picture above that mine is not a perfect curve, just work with the curve of the stamp as best you can!

Take a good quality gel pen (one with a good flow of ink - we used a Sakura white gel pen).

Trace around each flag with the white pen.  I also traced some of the pattern on those flags which had detail (you do not have to worry about every little line - just a suggestion of the pattern will do).  You now have a row of bunting that looks as if you have drawn it!

**Of course if this technique is not for you stamp and emboss it with your heat gun!**

Take the Bird with Flowers die and cut it three times using coordinating papers from the Public Library paper pad.

I used the dark turquoise image as the base. Using a pair of sharp scissors or a knife cut the bird from the polka dot image and the flowers from the remaining image and stick them onto the base (turquoise) bird using a glue pen. N.B. I edged the bottom of the bird before sticking it to the rest of the cut out pieces with a little peanut ink

Once the bird is complete stick it to a piece of white trimmed cardstock with the glue pen and again edge this with a little ink.  Mount onto a piece of patterned paper from the pad and edge with pinking scissors.

This is then stuck to the card with foam pads.

The border at the bottom of the card was created using an old Martha Stewart border punch from my craft box (We do not stock Martha Stewart and more but we can still get them - if anyone wants one give us a call or send me an e-mail and we will order one especially for you!)

Punch out the border from cream paper in the paper pad and stick this to a coordinating piece of darker paper.  Trim and stick to the bottom of the card.

To create the flower, punch three flowers using the Buttercup punch from McGill (N.B. After I took the picture I changed my mind and swapped the pink flowers for a yellow! - I have also photographed a brad here as I was originally going to use this but at the last minute decided to use a button to keep in with the 'vintage' theme!)

Edge each flower with the peanut ink, pinch each petal to give a little more dimension and stick together using double sided tape or glue.  Remember to rotate each flower when sticking to the one below so that all of the petals from the three flowers can be seen!

Add a button to the center of the flower and using a black gel pen add some dots to the petals to create detail as shown in the picture.

The flower is then stuck to the card so that it overlaps the bottom border and the raised bird image.  Remember to use part foam and part double sided tape so that the flower sits balanced on the card!

Leaves were punched from coordinating paper using a leaf punch from McGill and stuck into place.

Finally I inked up part of a 'Thank you' stamp from the Special Wishes set from Woodware (To stamp up the part that you need - stamp the whole stamp and wipe off the areas that you don't need with a damp and then dry piece of kitchen roll).

Stamp onto white cardstock, trim and add to the bottom of the card (with another strip of coordinating paper just below it).

And there you have it ... a Vintage bird card with a hand drawn effect.


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