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Friday, September 25, 2015

Today is your day to shine...

I had an idea for a CAS card using these tools:

The border punch is Birds on a Wire by Martha Stewart.

The dies are the two smallest dies that come with the My Creative Time Stitched Starburst dies. As it so happens, these are the only two dies in the set that are not stitched. I had not cut them apart yet (they're connected by a couple of thin wires), but for this card, keeping them perfectly aligned was exactly what I wanted.

I started my card with a top-fold blue card base.
I punched several borders of birds on a wire. Like a true border punch, they were all still connected to the paper by their tails. It's easy enough, however to snip their tails away from the sheet of paper. It was also easy to curve them as I adhered them to my card base. The wire is thin enough to allow that.

As you can see I also punched a small section from a red piece of paper so that I could use one of the little red birds on my card front.

For my "shine" around my red bird, I used the two starburst dies to cut a circle from some blue glitter paper. The glitter paper is really close in color to my cardstock, even though it doesn't look that way in the photo.

I cut my starburst circle in half and put half on top of the wire and half below it.

The blue CS looks grayish/greenish in this photo. Not sure why!

On the inside of my card I added another length of birds on a wire. My sentiments here and on the front are computer-generated.

I decided to use another little red bird and the center from my original starburst die-cut to further embellish the inside.

I think this card would work for both males and females, don't you?

Thanks so much for stopping by, and remember to laugh--a little or a lot--every day.


designbydonna said...

This is so cute. I love the rows of birds. That cute little red bird is a great accent.

Lynne in NI said...

Oooh cool card Cheryl, those little birdies are fab and I love how you spotlighted the red one!

Glittered Paws said...

WOW totally love this card - very original and what a punch it gives. I have a die cut (never used) with the birds - it is raining here today so good excuse to stay in my craft studio.

Hannelie said...

Such a clever way to add a highlight!
Awesome CAS card!