Sunday, April 06, 2014

Card Design: Nicecrane Designs Birthday Card
Today I want to share with you all, the card I made for momma's birthday back at the beginning of March.  My momma loves vintage so I knew the perfect images would be found at Nicecrane Designs and I wasn't disappointed.  

Here are my card and details.  I hope I haven't forgotten anything...

Digital Image Details: 
  • Birds:  These two gorgeous birds were fussy cut from an image available in the Birds and Blossoms II collage sheet.  You can click on the watermark below to head to its location in the store.  Aren't they all just so pretty?!  If this doesn't help get your mind into the idea that spring will be here soon, nothing will!
Additional Notes:
  • I knew that I wanted to use birds somehow for my momma's card and when I paid a visit to Lisa Minkler, from You Make Me Ink, I knew just what to do.  You see Lisa had made a gorgeous creation (all Lisa's work is gorgeous for that matter) and she had fussy cut a number of birds out from this collection to use on her project.  I hadn't even thought about fussy cutting them until that point.  So next, I flipped through my Papercrafts Best of Card Creations book where I found a card that had a heart on it made from a music sheet and thankfully had enough mojo lurking around in my head to come up with the rest.
Digital Paper:
  • The music sheet paper that I used for the heart is a freebie designed by Lindsay Stamps and Stuff and picked up over at My Grafico quite a long time ago.  I created a heart shape and then created a mask with the music paper to come up with what you see above.  I fussy cut it out and then inked up the edges.
Digital Sentiment Details:
  • The sentiment is the freebie I offered up on my momma's birthday.  You can find it HERE if you are interested.  I figured out the size I wanted the card to be and then lined things up so that when I printed the sentiment, the paper would serve as my card base.  Then I just trimmed down the paper and folded.
    • I added a string of beads that came from a stash that my momma gave me.
    • I superimposed a brown ribbon on top of a coffee colour one.  The ribbons are Crafts brand purchased at Dollarama.

    Digital Sentiment:
    • One I created.

    Paper Products:

    • Card base & inside sentiment dropback:  Michael's Recollection's Cardstock, white.
    • Designer Paper:  Front & inside--K & C Company Designer Paper--Best of...florals collection.
    • The brown cardstock that I used as matting (inside) is from Dollarama.
     Challenges I am hoping to enter...
    Before I go...
    If you are looking for more beautiful bird images for any of your spring cards, then be sure to go and check out this additional Birds and Blossoms collection of images as well (c
    lick on the image to head to its location in the store).

    Well, that is it for this post.  I'm off to work on setting up the latest post for the Path of Positivity's newest challenge which starts tomorrow.

    I hope that you are all having a lovely day wherever you may happen to be!

    Until next time,


    Janet's Joy said...

    The background is so soft and the birds are beautiful!
    I'm so glad you were able to play along with us at Seize the Birthday!

    KT Fit Kitty said...

    Love this, Lisa! Beautiful card!

    Sharla said...

    Hi Lisa! I really love the colors on your gorgeous card, the birds are so pretty and I absolutely LOVE the music print on the heart! Thank you for joining us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun!! Have a great week! :)

    Lady Bug Stampers said...

    What a wonderful card. Love the birds and the way you fussy cut them.
    Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown Challenges this week.
    Linda K. DT

    Maryann Laursen said...

    A really beautiful card for your mum Lisa, no wonder, she was happy with it, who wouldn´t have been? It´s really gorgeous. I sure love it too.

    Maryann Laursen said...

    It´s absolut gorgeous Lisa, so no wonder, she loved it, who wouldn´t? I sure love it too.
    Have a wonderful week ahead now.

    Donna Ellis said...

    Hi, Lisa! Your Nicecrane card is beautiful - especially with the heart full of music! Darling. hugs, de

    Nicecrane Designs said...

    Wowww Lisa,,, so cute, so adorable, so vintage,,, Happy birthday to your Mommma,,,,,,my friend,,,,,,she deserve the best.......

    Unknown said...

    Gorgeous card!! Absolutely beautiful!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us for Animal Antics at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges!!! Good Luck! I hope we see you again!!

    - Susan, Co-Owner @ Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges
    {Scrap A Thousand Words}

    Pia S said...

    I love Ignacio's vintage style images, and I love yours and the other Lisa's idea of using cut out parts of the images, it gives these images endless possibilities of use! This is a lovely card!

    OttawaMom said...

    A lovely vintage inspired creation! I'm sure your momma loved it. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Seize the Birthday! said...

    Such a beautiful card love the vintage look to this and I am sure your mum will love it. thank you for joining us at Open Minded Crafting Fun, good luck and we hope to see you again soon. Alison xx

    Emily Thubbron said...

    Lisa, I love the soft color tones. Thank you for joining Open Minded Crafting Fun for our Animal Antics Challenge.
    Emily T.
    DT Member

    Edwina said...

    Hi Lisa, Your card is gorgeous! I love birds. These are so pretty that you are showing in the promo sheets. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

    Larelyn said...

    Hi Lisa,
    This card is lovely. The birds are just gorgeous with great fussy cutting. I love the music paper for the heart - just accents it all perfectly. Thanks for sharing at OMCF.

    Crafting Vicky said...

    That's such a fabulous card!!! I would never have thought of fussy cutting the birds. Very clever! Awesome to use what you see on some other blogs as inspiration :)

    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge. Hope you will join us next time co-owner Crafting Vicky.

    Unknown said...

    A beautiful vintage card and gorgeous detail.
    Thank you for joining us at Scribble & Scrap and Good Luck!