Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Birds in Circular Frame Anniversary

Hi everybody.  I did this anniverary card quite a while ago but for some reason I have never shown it.  I used a Chocolate Baroque set for the birds called Fluttering Hearts and a Sue Wilson Orange Blossom Leaves die for the foliage.

I started with a background for which I think I used Brushos and which had been sitting on my desk awaiting an opportunity to be used.  I then embossed it with a Cuttlebug folder which I have had for a long time and sadly is not available any longer.

I cut a circle with a set of dies from The Works using a snippet of white card to frame the background, and before adhering I tucked the white die cut leaves cut from snippets under the edge of the circle.

I then stamped and embossed the birds, again using a snippet of white card and Versamark Ink, and heat set them with WOW Gold Metallic Embossing Powder.  After gluing the leaves to the background I added the fussy cut birds letting them overlap the edges of the circular frame.

I finished by adding the sentiment again using the Gold Metallic EP.

I am entering the following challenges:

Pixie's Crafty Workshop - No. 328 where we use our snippets of paper and card etc.
Uniko Challenge - No. 47 using a photo inspiration ( I have got green and gold in the background and there is some white on the suitcase which is my other main colour so I hope this works for the challenge)
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Anniversary/Wedding.
Happy Little Stampers June Anything Goes with Dies Challenge.


  1. This is a gorgeous card. I love the colours of your brushos back ground and the embossing folder design. A perfect anniversary card. Hugs Mrs A.

  2. Loving the brusho colours with the embossing. The white die cut leaves look so crisp and the gold embossed birds look so pretty. Beautiful card and such a great layout x

  3. Absolutely beautiful Pat, love the birds and how you've placed theme, beautiful background, Kate x x

  4. Very pretty how you did the bkg.
    xx Karen

  5. Yay, for using a stunning previously created background. It really is a lovely background for this nice leafy circle die. Adding the embossing to the bkground and adding the cute birds, really a lot of pretty details that make this one so special! TFS & Hugs

  6. These birds are so pretty against the background. I love the white and green.

  7. I love these sweet birds and die cut leaves, Pat! The embossed background is so pretty!

  8. This is such a sweet anniversary card Pat. Love the design from the embossing folder and brushos for the background. So pretty with the white leaves and those adorable love birds. Wonderful design! xx

  9. Fabulous card Pat and a great idea to emboss the Brushos background like that. Just perfect!


    Di xx

  10. A beautiful and very clean looking card and I like the touch of colour and embossing in the background, great layout too Pat x

  11. This looks really cool the gorgeous background peeking from inside the circle and love the way you added the lovely leaves
    Dr Sonia

  12. Just love this anniversary card, Pat. The embossed, Brusho background is stunning and the little birds are so cute. xx

  13. Lovely BG for the birds in front, thanks for joining us at Uniko

  14. Pat, your Brusho-coloured paper is a perfect background for the CAS-front of your card!

    Thank you so much for joining in our Uniko Photo Challenge and sharing your creation there with us!
    Greetings from Wiebke (Uniko-DT)

  15. Such a lovely card Pat..Thank you so much for joining us at Happy Little Stampers - Anything goes with dies challenge. Hugs xx Deepti Aggarwal


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