Hello everyone! The card I am sharing with you follows the latest challenge from The Shabby Tea Room. This week the theme is 'The White Challenge'. You are asked to create a card or project inspired by the photo USING WHITE PLUS ONLY ONE ADDITIONAL COLOR (you are welcome to include additional neutrals such as cream, kraft, brown, black)!
Firstly after seeing the bird cage in the photo inspiration, I could use my Tim Holtz bird cage die. I love this die and don't get to use it very often. I die cut it using chipboard, applied a layer of gesso then once dry applied two layers of acrylic paint using a makeup sponge. I also went through my beads stash and created some pendants to hang from the bottom of the cage.
Next I started building up my foliage. I used white cardstock to die cut some leaves and a Martha Stewart punch to create some fronds. I used a stylus and shaped the leaves to add some dimension to them as I didn't want then to lay flat on the card. Using glossy accents, I layered the leaves and fronds at the base of the bird cage.
Using creme cardstock and another die, I die cut the small flowers. I used my stylus and shaped each one. Time intensive but so worth it! Using tweezers and glossy accents, a glued each into place.
Cardstock - Stampin' Up! Very Vanilla and Whisper White
Other: Tim Holtz Caged Bird, Sizzix Loving Thoughts set, Memory Box Flower Mound, Stampin' Up! sizzlits little leaves, Martha Stewart branch punch, chipboard, Gesso, white acrylic paint.
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