August 12, 2015

A Birthday Bendy Card

Hello from the sunny PNW where we are longing for rain!  This is Christine from with my latest post for Sheila at She's a Sassy Lady.

One of my favorite 'freeby' sites is Bird's Cards.  She designs amazing cards, freely shares her files and responds with variations on her designs at the request of her followers.  Crafters are the nicest people!

I have been waiting for a chance to cut this file for a "Special Day" bendy card.  Unlike the more elaborate three piece bendy cards available from the Sil store, this card is just one piece with a single top layer.  I needed to resize the card after uploading it to DS so that it would cut on a 12 inch mat.  I made the card 11.1 inches wide and then ungrouped.  After selecting the card, I attached the score lines and changed the color of the top sentiment layer. Easy peasy!  I chose to use the Graphic 45 By the Sea stack and it cut beautifully.

Hmmm!  Lovely, but it's not exactly 'special' enough for my sister's birthday card.  I wanted to add more dimension and so cut a strip of coordinating paper 5 3/4 by 1 inch and scored one end at 1/2 an inch and the other at 1/2 an inch and at 1 inch.  I attached it inside the bendy front:

and after fussy cutting some of my favorite images from the stack, I collaged them to the inside of the card and to the strip.

Much better! I kinda like this shadow box effect.   I tied the card with a twine bow and a compass charm from Tim Holtz and called it done.

Don't forget to pop over to Bird's Cards.  You'll love her inspirational designs.   Thanks for visiting with me today and thank you Sheila for the opportunity to share.   : ) Christine


Krafthead said...

Lovely card! I like the idea of it being one piece...less headache!

Charlotte C said...

You are a crafting diva, for sure. I love Birds cards too - have quite a few of them. I've written to her b/c the Happy Birthday only opens to a solid black card in DS, and while I can open it in Sil, there's no layer for the words as there is in the one you made. I love what you did with your card and your sister will be thrilled, I'm sure. TFS.

Boopster said...

Sweet card. The images are reminiscent of the Victorian era, adding to the feeling of the shadow box effect. So much love in a little card! Just perfect. Thanks for saying what papers were used, too.

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

This is just adorable. I have never tried a card like this and find it awesome. Thank you so much for sharing this with us!

Lisa said...

Beautiful card, very unique.