Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Sparkly Bird Birthday Card


Cricut Machine or access to one such as in a scrapbooking store
Cartridge - Wild Card and Give A Hoot
Cardstock paper in four colors [purple, light pink, pink]
Craft glue
Bone folder


Starting with the Wild Card cartridge, cut one Tweety at 5 1/2 inches in the purple colored cardstock.  This will make your card with a window in the front.  Using the light pink color cut one blackout Tweety at 5 1/2 inches and glue this to the inside of your card.  Then switch your cartridge to the Give A Hoot.  Cut one bird3 at 3 1/2 inches.  This is your stencil for the glittered part.  Next cut out the same bird but blacked-out in your pink cardstock.  Temporally put the bird with the designs cut out on top of your blacked-out bird.  Trace the design onto the pink bird.  Remove the stencil and fill in the traced in areas with glue and then glitter.  The trick I've learned when working with glitter is to really put a descent amount on at first and let it sit there without touching it until it dries - at least 15 minutes.  Then shake of the extra glitter.  After you have shaken off the extra glitter, glue your bird to the outside of your card.  On the inside of the card I glued a small design from the Give A Hoot cartridge and stamped Happy Birthday - can you tell that I like those letter stamps?! 

This is a really nice card to make and I imagine it would also look pretty in all different shades like blues and purples.  You have to forgive the low quality pictures in those post too because we are moving and the best light I could get was on the fridge.  I'm hoping our new house will have better lighting for pictures! 

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