Birdcage Elegance

Hello card making friends,

Today’s card featured colours I not usually worked with on my cards. When I saw the challenge at The Play Date Cafe this week I decided to take up the challenge to create a card with the colours grey, lime and red. I used my Cuttlebug “Caged bird” embossing folder for the bird-cages, then highlighted the lines with a Ranger Perfect Medium pen and dusted the embossed images with Perfect Pearls “Pewter” to let it really pop. I was quite surprise with the outcome and although the colours aren’t really my favourites I was glad that I tried something different.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

A peep at the inside

I used the following to create the card:

  • White, lime and grey cardstock
  • 7Gypsies Designer paper “Venice paper Murano”
  • Martha Stewart punch “Garden trellis”
  •  Cuttlebug embossing folder “Caged bird”
  • Marianne Design Creatables LR0151
  • Whimsy sentiment ticket stamp
  • Ranger Perfect Medium pen
  • Perfect Pearls “Pewter”
  • Red gemstones
  • Prima flower
  • Lace

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my card. I would love to know what you think of my card and to visiting you too. Have a wonderful week.

Regards from South Africa,

Amelia

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19 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Anonymous
    Feb 01, 2012 @ 17:29:22

    Wonderful project, so beautiful card, I like the cage motif and these colors.

    I greet You.

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  2. Patti Painter
    May 08, 2011 @ 22:40:38

    You have created an absolutely beautiful card….wonderful stepping out of the box for this one. Thanks for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow this week.
    Patti SDT/SCH

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  3. Marjo
    May 08, 2011 @ 17:37:56

    Gorgeous, Thanks for playing with us at OSAAT.

    xoxo Marjo

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  4. chillipip
    May 08, 2011 @ 14:22:00

    A different style but it is so elegant. I have to have that MS punch it really finishes off the card.
    Those colors look great together and the rose gives a lovely splash of colour.

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  5. michele
    May 05, 2011 @ 13:58:53

    fabulous card! thanks for joining us at c4e this week hugs x

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  6. Jaclyn Miller
    May 04, 2011 @ 16:01:52

    Loving all those unique bird cages hanging from that vine. So pretty! Thanks so much for playing along at The Play Date Cafe.

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  7. Colleen Dietrich
    May 04, 2011 @ 14:54:04

    Amelia, you have got to be SO proud of this! It’s absolutely wonderful. 🙂 Thanks for sharing it with us at The Play DAte Cafe!

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  8. Ruby2Shoes
    May 04, 2011 @ 01:21:01

    What a beautiful card, you’ve worked the colours beautifully and everything looks so perfect! Lovely! Thanks for playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe this week!

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  9. Andrea Ewen
    May 03, 2011 @ 22:55:10

    This is gorgeous Amelia! That striking red rose, the lovely birdcage and that trim are all divine accents! Just beautiful! Thanks for playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe!

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  10. Elma
    May 03, 2011 @ 22:47:16

    Very charming and delightful!!

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  11. Tracey
    May 03, 2011 @ 22:12:35

    Hello Amelia, I hope you are well 🙂 This is a stunning card – I LOVE it.
    Take care
    Hugs
    Tracey
    xx

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  12. Scatty Jan
    May 03, 2011 @ 15:41:53

    Lovely card
    thank you for joining us this week at OSAAT
    Love Jan
    xx

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  13. Marianne
    May 02, 2011 @ 21:14:58

    Wow, such an original card! Very beautiful! Love how you decorated the inside too!
    Thanks for playing along at OSAAT!
    Marianne

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  14. Riet (harikini)
    May 02, 2011 @ 21:08:56

    Love the beautiful red rose on the card.
    And thanks for placing my link.

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  15. pinky
    May 02, 2011 @ 19:55:32

    Definitely elegant, love this card. Thanks for joining us at C4E this week.
    Pinky

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  16. Carol (Granny)
    May 02, 2011 @ 18:19:14

    Love the simplicity of this card Amelia and the embossed bird cages. Very elegant and regal. Fab color combo. Good luck in the challenge! “Hugs” Carol

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  17. Joyce
    May 02, 2011 @ 15:30:39

    Dear Amelia
    The card is really lovely — the colours are great — and we need to move out of the box sometimes.
    Well Done and Good Luck.
    Stamping Hugs Joyce.

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  18. Sharon Keanly
    May 02, 2011 @ 15:30:18

    Very different from your usual work Amelia, but just as beautiful. Nice trying something different. Love your leaves. hugs Sharon x

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  19. Moz
    May 02, 2011 @ 14:02:59

    Wow, very different work from you with this challenge.
    I love it! It is good to push the boundries occasionally.
    Hugz
    Moz

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