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Thursday, 9 April 2015

Lovebirds Engagement Card

Hi My Crafty Blog Friends

How are you all getting on? I am enjoying the lovely weather we are having. There are two lots of washing out drying on the line. I just love  it when the weather is fine enough to do this. I also noticed that we have a Blue-tit nesting in one of our nest boxes.

Yesterday I heard some good news that one of my work colleagues has just got engaged (isn't Facebook wonderful?).  I made a quick card for her and her fiance.


I have had the Clarity Lovebird stamp for a while and it leapt to mind when I started to think about this card. When I was looking through my Clarity folder I spotted the Lady's Mantle stamp.


I stamped the birds first with black Archival and heat emobossed them with a sparkly black embossing powder. The birds were coloured with Promarkers. Round the edge I stamped the Clarity Lady's Mantle stamp with Seedless Preservers Distress ink and then heat embossed  with a clear powder. The birds were covered with a circle mask and I used three shades of Distress ink to ink over the page. Finally I added some blue distress ink  round the birds. I matted the  piece onto a dark blue mat. The finished card is 6" x 6".


I don't usually make cards like this but I was quite pleased with how this one turned out. I think I will be having a go again soon. I kept thinking about how I could change the design.

Enjoy the rest of the week.

Happy Crafting

Hugs Jackie

26 comments:

  1. Hee hee How strange us that Found you on my laptop and left a comment on the 7th and then decided to add you to my iPod and li a new post! Lovely different idea for an Engagement card

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  2. Love the image, what a gorgeous card.xx

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  3. Aw this is sooooo cute Jackie. Fabulous card x

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  4. Oh Jackie this is gorgeous and so unusual in the design, an engagement card that will sit proudly in front of all the rest me thinks. Fabulous design. Hugs Jennifer xx

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  5. Such a cute pair Jackie. Wonderful colour and detail.
    Laine
    xx

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  6. It`s beautiful Jackie, Love the birdies and the border around the edge. Chris xx

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  7. This is gorgeous. Love the birds.
    Hugs
    Linda xxz

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  8. Jackie it's beautiful and I'm sure it will be treasured by the happy couple xxx

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  9. This is a gorgeous engagement card Jackie. The lovebird stamp is just perfect and I love the design xx

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  10. Lovely card and colours :o)
    Jackie xx

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  11. So you should be pleased - your card is wonderful - gorgeous background and image x

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  12. So beautiful what a gorgeous border I love the colours and fab birds. Great colouring love and hugs Carole x

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  13. Cute little lovebirds, perfect for an engagement. Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

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  14. Hi Jackie...Beautiful card...love the image...fab border...Joolsx

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  15. Hello Jackie, A beautiful card, love the love birds they are so cute.

    Chrissy xx

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  16. Gorgeous card-perfect as an engagement card.

    Michele

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  17. Lovely card and a cute image.

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  18. Brilliant engagement card, beautiful design and fabulous image x

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  19. Oh thats beautiful Hugs Sandra xx

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  20. Gorgeous card Jackie, love those birds! Hugs Carole Z X

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  21. Just stunning, love the coloring you did on this!

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  22. Jackie this is just gorgeous, a beautiful image, colouring stunning, and love the edging around the card, hugs xxx

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  23. Ah bless Jackie this is super really lovely hugs Judith xxx

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  24. Hi Jackie what a gorgeous card and the lovebirds are perfect for an engagement. They are great to colour in too aren't they.
    Playing catch up here.
    Take care
    Love Diane xxx

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