Today I am sharing a card that I gave to my husband for our 31st Wedding Anniversary. We have many birds that visit our garden including Rainbow Lorikeets which we all feed. They are noisy and cheeky and we enjoy them so much which was why I chose the Rainbow Lorikeets paper tole image by Couture Creations from their Sunburnt Country range. My husband loves all manner of cute and cuddly critters so this makes cardmaking alot easier for með
The paper tole image - Couture Creations Lorikeet decoupage sheet - came already diecut and there aren't alot of layers so it was super-easy to pop them out and put them together with dimensionals. I used my Big Shot and Lifestyle Nesting Circle dies to diecut the layers underneath the paper tole image.
All the papers are from the same Couture Creations Sunburnt Country collection.
The sentiment is by Elzybells from the Everyday Sentiments set and was stamped using Versafine Vintage Sepia ink which I thought matched the rest of the earthy colours of the rest of the card rather than using a stark black ink. I diecut the sentiment using a Spellbinders Labels Trio Shapeabilities S3-147 die.
I punched a heart from some scrap red designer paper and glued it on beside the sentiment and added a wee bit of sparkle using my Wink of Stella Clear Glitter brush. I tied on some rope twine which I bought at my local newsagent and is made by Hallmark. Technically, it is made for tying around a gift.
Lastly, I layered the finished panel onto a white cardstock base using Tombow Mono Multi glue. Finished size is 5-1/2" x 5-1/2" or 14cm x 14cm.
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Registered: July 27, 2007 Location: Dublin, Ireland Posts: 118003
Tue, Aug 11, 2020 @ 3:39 AM
Oh. so glad I sneaked out of work for 5 minutes, looked at the gallery home page and saw this - I have been thinking of you. Your lorikeets are beautiful - and the softer background design is perfect. I sometimes think you are so lucky to have all those beautiful bright birds - but then you have spiders and fires too. Lucky you having a DH who likes cute and cuddly critters, that certainly makes card-making for him a joy, I am sure. Wishing you many more anniversaries.
Registered: February 22, 2012 Location: Cape Cod Posts: 41399
Tue, Aug 11, 2020 @ 4:24 AM
Stunning! How wonderful it must be to see such beauty in your own back yard. My DH also luvs critters and birds. We have some pretty birds, but none as beautiful as these Lorikeets. The soft background colors make the beauty of the birds even more evident
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