Thursday, 27 January 2011

My own card to my MIL with a perched bird

As promised, here is the card that I made for my MIL's birthday at the weekend. I also went with Melon Mambo and Black, I'd actually forgotten what DH had used (I showed his card yesterday) but luckily they didn't turn out too similar. It's a lovely bright combo and I went with an easel card to make it a bit special.

Stamp sets: Punch Potpourri (Level 1 hostess), Sincere Salutations
Cardstock: Basic Black, Melon Mambo, Whisper White
Ink: Versamark, Melon Mambo
DSP: Brights Patterns Stack, Neutrals Patterns Stack
Punches: Scallop Circle, 1-3/8" Circle, Two-step Bird, Scallop Trim Border
Polka-dot Grosgrain Ribbon: Melon Mambo (retired offer)
3mm Taffeta Ribbon: Basic Black, Whisper White
Other: Dazzling Diamonds, White EP, Basic Rhinestones

The blank easel card is Melon Mambo and the card front is Basic Black. Melon Mambo and Basic Black Patterns DSP were adhered to the top and bottom of the card front and a 1-3/8" Circle punched from the top right corner. The same Circle was punched from Basic Black card, centred within the Scallop Circle and punched again to get the trim to adhere over the aperture. Using Melon Mambo ink, I stamped the bird onto Whisper White card and punched it out with the Two-step Bird. Dazzling Diamonds were added over the swirls on the bird's breast and a rhinestone for the eye. A plain bird of Melon Mambo was punched out with the Bird punch and the layers were adhered over the front and back of the aperture on the card front. The sentiment was stamped in Versamark onto Basic Black card, heat embossed with White EP and punched with the 1-3/8" Circle. It was matted onto a Scallop Circle of Melon Mambo and popped up on dimensionals in the opposite corner of the card front. Narrow strips of Melon Mambo and Basic Black card were punched with the Scallop Trim Border. The melon was wrapped with 3mm Basic Black Taffeta Ribbon. I dyed a small length of Whisper White ribbon to match my card by dragging it over my ink pad, trapped between the pad and a sponge. Once dry I wrapped that around my Basic Black Trim and adhered them both to the card front. Sticky Strip was placed across the centre of the card front and the Polka-dot ribbon gathered onto it before securing on the reverse. The entire card front was adhered direct to the bottom half of the easel card blank front.

The bird has a bit of bling when viewed up close.

And here's a view of it propped open to show the inside:

Recipe (inside)
Stamp sets: Afterthoughts (Level 1 hostess)
Cardstock: Melon Mambo, Whisper White
Ink: Versamark
DSP: Brights Patterns Stack
Punches: Scallop Square
Other: Black EP

A mat of Whisper White had a strip of Melon Mambo Patterns DSP adhered to it. The sentiment was stamped in Versamark onto Melon Mambo card and heat embossed with Black EP. It was then punched with the Square Scallop and popped up on dimensionals onto the decorative strip.

This was the matching box that I showed on our blog hop on Sunday. And inside ...

... some brads and ribbons for MIL to use on her own projects.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sara xx


Carol said...

Gorgeous vibrant projects Sara, I bet your Mum in Law loved them!
So gald you made use of my funny little box......perfect though for a few little stampin goodies :)

Thanks for linking x
Carol xxx

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card Sara- love the dotted ribbon ruffle! (I MISS that spotty ribbon!). Your MIL will adore both of these! x

Elizabeth said...

So pretty Sara - I bet your MIL will be delighted. I love that brights DSP - now I have something else to add to my watch list.

Loraine Arderne said...

Gorgeous, love the ribbon and punch details on the card.