This is the card I created for the 2nd round of the Spellbinders DT contest. I was free to choose an altered item, scrapbook page or a card for the first round. I chose "altered" and created the butterfly journal posted earlier. For the 2nd round, I was asked to create a card. I was thrilled! I love to create cards! So I put together a card. It was nice but it didn't have any "wow!" appeal. I couldn't seem to come up with a different idea. It came down to the last day to get the entry submitted. I was ready to send the photo of the not so exciting card! But wait I had several hours yet!!! That's when this card came to be!
Stamping the birds and rose, coloring with Copics and cutting it out took me the longest. The rose has lots of little pieces. The birds are shaped and popped up over the original image. I chose this collage stamp from Artistic Ouptost's Bluebird set. I also used a lacey branch from Artistic Outpost's Serenity on the dark red mat.
The open book was cut with Spellbinders S4-231 Labels Seven. I used 2 sizes to cut a frame of gold craft foil that was glued to card stock. I used a styllus to emboss lines to simulate book pages along the edges. Then I curled the pages to look like an open book. I glued the birds and music background page to the back of the book, shaping it, too. Once I had the book page put together, the card came together quickly.
There's a piece of text paper stamped with music behind the book (music stamp from Artistic Outpost Ephemeral Backgrounds). I've distressed it and curled the corners which you see curling around the book edges. I added silk ribbon and gold cord to simulate a book mark.
I used a piece of lace over the card front. That's a thrift store find! Several yards for $1.00! I love bargains like that! I used my heat gun to melt the eges a little. The lace was white to which I added Distress inks to age it.
Some more ribbon and gold cord, a dark red stamped backround with gold mat and a cream card front with Vintage Photo ink rubbed over the edges completes the card. I got it photographed and submitted.......a card with "Wow!". It got me to Round 3 and the Design Team!
This is one of my all time favorite creations! I love the vintage feel of it!
I hope you've enjoyed it, too!