Happy Birthday, Karen.....

It was my SIL Karen's birthday last Saturday and this is the card that I made for her. There's a bit of a tale of woe behind this card. I'd made the card base, cut out the bird and name, but still needed to cut out the birdcage. I knew that there were four beautiful cages on the Serenade cartridge but could I find it? Looked everywhere for it to no avail. Unfortunately it's walked at either a Workshop or a Swarm so I've had to buy another one! None at Craftsulove for £19.99 so I had to pay full price at SmartCrafts! Oh well! No other choice as I need it for my Swarm tomorrow!
Anyway, back to the card. The papers are new First Edition papers called Summer Breeze. I finally cut the cage from Car Decals (it wasn't the one I wanted but what's a gal to do?!) using Papermania shimmer cardstock. The bird was cut from green shimmer cardstock and I cut another bird from patterned paper and adhered it with foam pads to the flourished bird (the solid bird should actually go behind). I punched some teeny flowers from patterned paper, added a pearl to the centres, then adhered them to the flourish. The completed bird was then adhered to the cage. The front of the card is made up of two panels, the top one edged with a border punch. Ribbon was wrapped around the border and secured behind. The panel was then matted and adhered to the card. I added a tag with Safmat sentiment and a Prima vintage flower. 'Karen' was cut from shimmer cardstock and adhered with foam pads above the ribbon/bow. A pearl eye on the bird completes the card.
Carts used:
Cage-Car Decals
Bird on flourish-Wall Decor & More
'Karen'-Winter Woodland
As requested by some of my ladies who attend the Swarm here are some carts that you'll find useful for the project that we'll be doing:
Wild Card
Lyrical Letters
Martha Stewart cakes
Love Struck
I look forward to seeing you at the Swarm tomorrow!
Thanks for dropping by!
Heather xxx

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