Saturday, 12 May 2012

Blue Birdcage

updated 17/03/2014:  Dimension Stamps have now changed their name to Nina Crafts.

This is the card I made for Roy at Dimension Stamps, it is the one he used for one of his YouTube videos.  I thought you might like to see a close up.
Dimension Stamps used:  ‘Pretty Antiquity’ ref: 2400064a
and the ‘Floral Swirl Set’ ref: 2400027a
For the base card use an A5 white card blank.  For the background matt use a dark piece of blue.  For the background paper I made a cloudy sky pattern, but you could use some white paper and some blue Distress Ink to get the same effect, this paper measures 13.3cm x 18cm, this is the same size as the Spellbinder – M-Bossabilities folder Imperial.  Emboss the sky paper and ink all around the edge using Color Box – Deep Sea ink, cut off a 2cm strip along the bottom of the now embossed paper.  Using white card that measures 13.3cm wide, punch a border along the edge, I used a Martha Stewart punch.  Cut the border so it measures 3cm high, and add the ribbon along this border, securing at the back with double sided tape.  On the cloudy sky paper stamp and heat emboss the birdcage and the swirl using VersaFine – Majestic Blue ink and detail clear embossing powder.  Cut them both out leaving a border of about 3mm all around the edge, matt onto some white card using glue and cut out again leaving the same border.  Using a pokey tool make a hole at the top of the birdcage and another on the base of the swirl, us three jump rings to make the chain.  Stamp the small bird onto some white card using the VersaFine and heat emboss with the detail clear embossing powder and cut out.
Assemble the card: attach the dark blue matt to the base card, attach the top of the embossed sky paper, attach the bottom piece of the sky paper (there will be a gap of about 1cm between the paper pieces), attach the punched border, attach the jump rings/chain to the swirl and the birdcage before positioning the swirl on the main card.  To finish attach the cut out little bird with foam pads.
To watch this video visit one of these sites, where you will find a link to YouTube:

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