Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Decorated Birdcage and Butterfly Card with Heartfelt Creations

Hi everyone!  Today I have two projects to share with you that hopefully will remind you that Spring is around the corner.  My first project is a Decorated Birdcage that I created from a mini birdcage I purchased at Michaels and a glass candle holder I found at a thrift store.  


I decorated it with mostly flower stamps and dies from the Heartfelt Creations Butterfly Medley Collection and the Birds and Blooms Collection.  I also used the Arianna Blooms Cling Stamp Set and Die and the Open Leaf Cling Stamp Set and  Classic Leaf Die.  I also placed a birds nest in the birdcage and stamped, colored a bird with Copics and die cut it with the coordinating die from the Birds and Blooms Collection and put the sweet little blue bird on the nest.


My second project is a Beautiful Butterfly Card featuring Heartfelt Creations HCPC 3655 - Dream in Beauty Cling Stamp Set.


I made the large butterfly 3D with the stamps and dies from the Butterfly Medley Collection and also added some flowers to complete the card.


For more projects and inspiration from the other Design Team Members, please visit the Heartfelt Creations Blog.  Have a great day!

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DECORATED BIRDCAGE





ANC850 Spring Bling Prills

Other Products:  Mini Birdcage (Michaels); Glass Candle Holder (thrift store); Prima Cradle Robin - Bird Nest; Bazzill Cardstock; Curious Iridescent - Cryogen White Paper; Classic Circles LG Spellbinders, Petite Scalloped Circles LG & SM Spellbinders; Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Mowed Grass, Ripe Persimmon & Dusty Concord; Copics:  B41, B45, Y35, E35; Vintage Seam Binding; E6000 Adhesive; Ultrafine Flower Soft - Burnt Sienna

Instructions:  To create this 9 1/2" x 4 1/2" Decorated Birdcage by creating leaves by using Mowed Grass Distress Ink with the Butterfly Medley Paper Collection and the following leaf stamps and coordinating dies:  Botanical Rose Stamp Set and Botanical Wings Die and  Open Leaf Stamp Set with Classic Leaf Die.  Next create flowers by using Ripe Persimmon Distress Ink, Dusty Concord Distress Ink and Teal Zeal Memento Ink with the Butterfly Medley Paper Collection and the following flower stamps and coordinating dies:  Botanical Rose Stamp Set and Botanical Wings Die, Birds and Blooms Stamp Set and Leafy Branch Die, Arianna Blooms Stamp Set and Arianna Blooms Die.  Shape and assemble flowers.  Add Crystal Glitter to the flowers using Dries Clear Adhesive and add Rock n' Roll Prills and Spring Bling Prills to flower centers with Dries Clear Adhesive.  Next matte a circle that has been die cut with Spellbinders Classic Circles LG out of Butterfly Medley Paper and matte it on green Bazzill cardstock that has been die cut with Petite  Scalloped Circles LG.  Then cut another smaller piece of green Bazzill cardstock using the Petite Scalloped Circles SM die and adhere it to the bottom of the birdcage.  Adhere shaped leaves to the bottom of the scalloped circle and then adhere the birdcage to the larger matted scalloped circle before adhering the entire birdcage to the glass candlestick with E6000 Adhesive.  Add assembled flowers to leaves.  Adhere bird nest to Butterfly Medley Paper that has been die cut with Petite Scalloped Circle and adhere inside birdcage.  On Cryogen White Paper with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink stamp bird image from Birds and Blooms Stamp set, color with Copics and die cut with Birds and Blooms Die.  Add Burnt Sienna Flower Soft to the bird's belly and Crystal Glitter to the bird's wing.  Adhere bird in bird nest.  Add flowers and leaves to top of birdcage as shown.  Wrap seam binding around glass candlestick and finish with a bow.


BEAUTIFUL BUTTERFLY CARD

HCD1 759 - Butterfly Medley Die


ANC850 - Spring Bling Prills

Other Products:  Bazzill Cardstock; Curious Iridescent - Cryogen White Paper; Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Mowed Grass & Dusty Concord; Copics:  RV52, RV55, RV91, RV93, RV95, V15, V17, BG11, BG53, BG57, E27, E40; Art Glitter Ultrafine Transparent Glitter - Antique White; May Arts Ribbon; Want2Scrap 72 Count - Lavender Pearls; Want2Scrap 72 Count - Pink Pearls

Instructions:  Begin by creating a 6" x 6" card base.  Next wrap a piece of ribbon around the center of the 6" x 6" Butterfly Medley Paper card front securing it on the back before adhering it to the card base.  Then on Cryogen White Paper that has been die cut with square die from Cut Mat Create 2A Die with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink stamp Dream in Beauty image and color with Copics.  Next on Cryogen White Paper with Tuxedo Black Ink stamp large butterfly from the Botanical Wings Stamp Set, color with Copics and die cut with Butterfly Medley Die.  Shape butterfly and then adhere to stamped image.  Add Crystal Glitter to postmark on colored image, Antique White Glitter to all of the butterflies and brown Prills from the Rock n' Roll Prills set to each butterfly's body using Dries Clear Adhesive.  Using Mowed Lawn Distress Ink stamp leaves using Open Leaf Stamp Set and die cut with Classic Leaf Die.  Create flowers by using Dusty Concord Distress Ink and Teal Zeal Memento Ink with the Butterfly Medley Paper Collection and the following flower stamps and coordinating dies:  Botanical Rose Stamp Set and Botanical Wings Die, Birds and Blooms Stamp Set and Leafy Branch Die.  Shape and assemble flowers.  Add Crystal Glitter to the flowers using Dries Clear Adhesive and add Spring Bling Prills to flower centers with Dries Clear Adhesive.  Adhere leaves and flowers as shown.  Adhere finished image to pink Bazzill cardstock that has been die cut with square from Cut Mat Create 2A Die and add to card front with pop dots.  Add Crystal Glitter to flowers on design paper.  Finish by adding Lavender and Pink Pearls to upper left corner of card front.




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6 comments:

Olga said...

Absolutely beautiful work of art...

SussiPoppins said...

Hey Candy, Both your card and bird cage are beautiful. Butterflies, birds, flowers, Heartfelt C and you...what a combo! Hugs.

Anne Harada said...

Gorgeous!! You are so creative and your work is so inspiring!! Love both the card and the altered bird cage Candy!

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Oh my goodness, Candy! That bird cage is just stunning!

nupurcreatives said...

Love both of your projects & that bird cage is so gorgeous :)

Tracey Fehr said...

Candy, both of these projects are wonderful. The birdcage is amazing!
Just beautiful!
Hugs,
Tracey

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