Friday, 13 May 2011

Phindy's #55 Anniversary Wishes

Blogger is back. Better late than never! Here is today's posting. :)

Phindy's Challenge this week - two cards, one image.

Hi all, and the DT at Phindy's are all making two cards using one image and I chose to use Phindy's 'Love Birds'. (If you are interested, they also come as a wedding couple complete with bow tie & veil called 'Love Birds Wedding'.) As it is a double posting out of necessity it is a bit more complicated to skim read so please bear with me...  :)



So then, for my first card I went with shaped card (don't know what this particular shape is called, but one side folds under the other), and with a large tag which pulls out of the central area. I used faintly pearlescent cardstock as a base and then liberally spritzed bright white card with Crafter's Companion Spray & Sparkle for the panelling. The main image on the tag, I coloured with Promarkers choosing to make the birds like small white doves and then cut myself a heart-shaped mat out to shield the image whilst I sprayed the surrounding area with glitz before rounding the corners off. I embellished with fab Woodware punched flowers, also made from card spritzed with the Spray & Sparkle and a fab ribbon from Fantastic Ribbons. The reverse is for the 'To' & 'From'.


The tri-fold outer card has a front panel featuring a circular sentiment from Sentiments4You and into the centre I pieced in a smaller repetition of the main image also coloured with Promarkers and mounted this onto the card using foam pads. The other front panel has matching flowers to the tag as does the back panel which also features a sentiment I created on the PC, setting ribbon behind it to act as a closure at the front.

Reverse of main card.

Challenges I am entering this card into:
One Stitch At A Time - fancy folds
Crazy 4 - flowers
Tip Top - flower frenzy
Stamping Sisters in Christ - beautiful
Creative Inspirations - glitzy & bling
Papertake - use a punch (Woodware floral, Fiskars for middle of flowers, corner rounder)
Crafts & Me - punches
Dutch Dare - things with wings
Sentimental Sundays - anything goes


For my second card I made the two birds a lot more colourful, colouring them with Promarkers to look like Blue Tits, a avian favourite of mine & frequent visitors to my garden. I then printed off a larger version of the image to create the flower embellishments for total coordination. The punched border was made with a Fiskar's punch.

Challenges I am entering this card into:
Crazy 4 - flowers
Tip Top - flower frenzy
Everybody Art - flowers
Stamping Sisters in Christ - beautiful
Papertake - use a punch (Fiskars border punch)
Crafts & Me - punches
Dutch Dare - things with wings
Kaboodle Doodles - layers
Stamp Challenges - anything goes

Have a great day everyone & happy crafting!

Tine :)

22 comments:

  1. WOW Christine, both of these cards are gorgeous, I love white and really like the style of that first card, are those two front panels stuck together or do they open out?

    And WOW WOW to your blue tits, you have made them look so damn cute with your colouring, realy gorgeous, think I may have to go buy that image!

    Have a fab weekend xx

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  2. They're gorgeous Tine and youve made each one so different from the other. Love the coloring on the second one with the blue and yellow. Gorgeous!

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  3. These are both stunning cards. The first one is my favourite and it fits aour theme over at OSAAT this week perfectly. Good luck .

    Hugs

    Nikki DT

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  4. Oh what a sweet image and beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Stampin Sisters in Christ.

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  5. these are both just awesome!! love that white card and all the details and your coloring on the second is perfection!!

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  6. Thanks for playing at OSAAT this week.
    Hugs Nataliya.

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  7. Love both cards Tine! Love the elegance of the first one and the fancy fold! Love the colors in the 2nd!

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  8. What a darling image and your coloring of them is terrific.

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  9. 2 beautiful cards, love how you have coloured them soooo differently! thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday, hugs Samantha :0)

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  10. They are both lovely but turning them into blue tits is insprired, it looks like that's what they were always meant to be!
    Anne
    x

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  11. The first is so elegant, just beautiful! I think the second is gorgeous as well, boy it must be a treat to see birds of that color in your garden. Beautifully colored as always. Also love the flower embellies in the corner of the second, so smart to print larger and cut apart, love the flow!

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  12. Great cards so sweet, thanks for joning us at OSAAT this week.

    Hugs Wenda

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  13. Wow, these cards are so elegant!
    Thanks for playing at Kaboodle Doodles and good luck!
    Farrah

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  14. Beautiful cards -- love the white on white! Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles!

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  15. Love them both! Same stamp and each so different. Thanks for joining us at DDCC.

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  16. Wow...this is absolutely gorgeous!

    Thank you so much for visiting and commenting on my blog, too. Glad you are enjoying the freebie sentiments.

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  17. Your card is lovely! Thank you for playing along with the Papertake Weekly challenge.

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  18. these are both adorable cards I love that sentiment and your colouring on both of them is just perfect.
    Thank you for joining us at Crafts and Me and good luck.

    Hugs

    Amy xx

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  19. stunning Tine!!!
    Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations this time hope to see you again soon
    hugs
    laney

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  20. Two fabulous cards the image is just adorable and such beautiful colours.Thanx for joining us at Crafts and me This week.
    (hugs)
    Trish (-:

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  21. Oh, Tine, these are both so very beautiful! Love them both!!!

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  22. Gorgeous creations, love the matching sentiment, thanks so much for sharing with us at Creative Inspirations and OSAAT this week
    Debs
    xxx

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