It’s my turn to post at Connie Can Crop. Since our sponsor this month is Paper Crafting World, my card today uses several of their cut files to make this birthday card.
I used Card Flowers N Fence CF for the base, but I wanted to change things up a bit so I combined elements from the Fall Fun Crows Layout CF. I used the base, mat, stems and grass and ovals from the first and the flowers, crow and fence from the second. They combined for a whole new look.
Here’s a close-up of the card so I can share a few details.
The back panel is Whisper White card stock which I embossed using the Cloudy Day embossing folder. With a Stippling Brush, I lightly brushed over the top with Soft Sky ink so that just the raised areas were colored. I printed the greeting in black using the Juice ITC font.
I cut the flowers from Daffodil Delight and sponged the edges in the same color. I rounded the edges with Sculpy tools. These tools are designed to used on clay, but I use them all the time with great success in my card making. I cut the flower centers from a scrap of brown and dotted them with the small Sculpy tool. I wanted to highlight the center a bit, so I used a Sakura Gold pen as well. The leaves have been scored in an arc to give them a bit of dimension.
To make the crow, I used Basic Black, Crushed Curry, Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight and scraps of brown and tan. I sponged the edges of the beak, feet, hat and flower. I highlighted the eyes and beak with a Sakura White Gel Pen. The fence was scored and sponged as well.
I wanted to give the card and interactive feature, so I extended the left horizontal railings so I could wrap them behind the panel and lengthened the posts so the fence could stand level with the card. This enables the fence to pull out from the card for a little surprise. I just want to mention I also welded the crow’s outline to the fence to make it one piece to give support behind the crow.
For the inside, I converted the flowers to print only. I changed the lines on the petals to Cherry Cobbler and made them a bit thicker and selected them to print to distinguish the individual petals. The sentiment was typed using the same font. Now, I have to admit this sentiment may not appeal to everyone, but I tend to have a dry sense of humor…and I am an old crow. You could change the greeting to, “It’s Your Birthday” and the sentiment to read, “now that’s something to crow about”.
I’m going to be giving this birthday girl a gift with this card, so I made a tag to go with the card. I cut the crow again, making it slightly smaller.
Here are the card and tag together, with a bit of ribbon. Unless otherwise specified, all the products I used are Stampin’ Up.