Sunday 13 January 2013

You make my heart sing....

This month we are sponsoring the Penny Black and More challenge blog -

The theme is Love is in the Air. Here is my entry -

I really wanted to use the Creative Expressions "Birds" stamp set and it fitted perfectly with the theme.

To start I created my card base. I took some grey card stock - 6 inches wide x 10 inches long.
I scored it a 2.5 inch increments to create a concertina fold.

The front panel was stamped with the corner flourish from the Birds set.

I then took an A4 sheet of black card, scored it in half and then trimmed it to 5 inches wide. I rounded the corners with a corner punch.

I stamped the bird, branch and cage onto some grey cardstock and lined the image up with the oval of the new Bradshaw embossing folder from Couture Creations -

Once embossed, I mounted into the front of the black card.

I used some Vintage Pink ribbon to tie and bow around the topper.

I attached the front of the topper to the front of the concertina-folded grey card, and attached the back of it to the back of the concertina fold. This now gives a strong stable base which can be folded flat to fit into an envelope.

I stamped my sentiment and trimmed it to a banner shape to tuck behind the bow.

All that remained was to decorate with some punched hearts, a punched button and some glitter.

Mel xxx

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