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Sunday, February 6, 2011

Bird Cage Valentine

I am sending these cards to my Mom and my Mother-in-law!  Mom is in Florida visiting with another sister and my Mother -in- law is recovering from hip surgery.  I miss them both and can't wait to see them again soon!  I made the blue one first and then decided I wanted to try out another color.  I made a few small changes to the second one.  I used diamonds instead of pearls and I also changed out the greenery-just for fun!  I used alot of Tim Holtz's inks.  At one point, I felt like a chemist!  I mixed his Perfect Pearls with water and droplets of his Distressed ink.  Then I spritzed it on the bird cages and the flowers.  I even used a green color on the foliage.  This card simmers and shines!  It is hard to take a photo that shows the shine.  I have an old hymnal that I used Tim's inks on the pages to give it a more distressed look.  The card is the Funky Fold technique that I have grown to love! You can find Cheryl's great video directions here:
 A few more pictures below.

Can  you see the shine?

Side view


  1. They both came out beautiful. Love the sentiments inside and out. This is the center step card. It's perfect with the birdcage. Nice work.

  2. These are so beautiful Chris. I love the vintage look to them. I need to try this type of card.