I’ll be entering this card in the The Players Paper Challenge today Have you had a chance to check them out (www.paperplayers.blogspot.com/)? The entries are all really beautiful. Again their theme is something ‘romantic’.
Here it is….Mr. Birdie carrying a long stem rose to the love of his life! Believe it or not, the inspiration for this card came from a commercial. This guy had a long stem rose in his mouth for somebody. I told Larry …there’s a card. You know Larry, my biggest critic!
I have been wanting to do a black and gold card for awhile, I decided to take advantage of this challenge and put that combination to work.
Problem being I had used up all my brushed gold paper. I then thought about that gold leaf pen I had stashed away. I ran a gold line along the edge of my card stock. Next problem, my tip on the pen was so well worn that it would not give me a good clean edge. Okay no worries here, just popped another very vanilla layer on top to give the appearance of a sharp clean edge. Used that pen on the bird as well.
To make a small rose bud was another challenge. But the Boho Blossom punch came to the rescue. Punched out the scalloped flower, trimmed off the edges to form a V, rolled it up added a glue dot on the inside and attached it to the leaf of the Two Step Bird punch. I liked the fact that it was small and ended up looking like a heart.
The inside is to represent his sweetie awaiting his arrival….I don’t know, does one bird know when another is on its way??? This one seemed to!
TIP: A nice paper saver: With a ruler, run a gold edge down all four sides of your paper. It appears to be two layers.
Supplies are all Stampin Up unless otherwise noted ~
- Card Stock – V. Vanilla, B. Black, A. Artichoke and C. Cobbler
- Ink – gold leaf pen
- Punches – Circle, Two Step Bird, Boho Blossom, Scalloped edge border and MS heart
- Misc - V. Vanilla ribbon and gold half pearls
That’s my card for today hope you enjoyed it as much as I did making it. As always thank you for stopping by and I look forward to your next visit!