Sunday 25 April 2010

Three Little Birds

With a trio of swirly bird .svg files from this guy I created a set of wedding cards. I cut the birds with the Cricut, stamped the black swirls with glue and covered them with flock (which experience was... interesting. See my note on using flock below), and added a strip of ribbon. The message reads 'Happily Ever After'.

I made another elegant and simple set of cards to offer a married couple congratulations using the Bird and Flower Burst stamp which is a Clear Mini Stamp. I stamped in white ink onto grey textured cardstock and then embossed using white embossing powder. The black cardstock is also textured for a little bit of added style.

A really simple card just to say 'I'm thinking of you' uses the same stamp but in colour. I stamped with various inks I have and embossed with a transparent embossing powder, which somehow made the inks appear lighter than they are on the pads:

This blank card features bird stamps from Artemio (the set doesn't seem to have a name) and some pastel shades of ink:

And finally... just sittin' around... birds on telegraph wires, to thank someone with. I drew a template for the telegraph pole and traced it onto the card, shading it with cross-hatching and chalk. The bird stamps are from Toga (simply called Oiseaux). Again I embossed them with a transparent embossing powder:


  1. wow wow wow, cheryl you have been busy, I have to say these cards are absolutely fabulous they really are. The cut out birds are lovely and look great on the flock background, I will have to get that file. I love the smaller design, that fits just right into that shape and then of course your telegraph pole is so original, fantastic drawing, very lifelike. You should be really really pleased with them, they all look so proffesional!

  2. They are just amazing! I know several people who would love those! Let me know how much they cost and I‘ll pass the information on! Weird question; would the wedding cards fit into a A5 size envelope?