10 Feb 2014

Happy Anniversary

Anniversary card
 Hello creative Friends !! How are you ? busy with V-day ..cards n projects ;)  I have an Anniversary card to share with you all today and guess what I have used two love birds to convey the hearty wishes :) !

side view

Lets start from the start .Here is how I made the background.


I started with a textured paper.Its result of my failed attempt to make fiber texture paste (tutorial). The paste did not turn out smooth n creamy, rather than throwing it away I spread the paste on paper and kept it for future use.Then I misted diluted acrylic colors (blue ,pink n purple) through hand cut stencil. Then splashed some color,made some circle using empty thread spool.The bg looked quite dark so gave a coat of gesso(white glue + acrylic paint) to tone it down and painted small hearts on it .Then sanded its edges and tore it at few places.

side view

When I searched for felt fabric in our local market what I got was close resembling fabric "Flannel". Both are wool fabric, felt is non-woven and flannel woven.I thought of giving it a try and used the fabric to make embellishments.

cut outs from scrap paper and branch covered with jute twine
I drew  birds,branches and heart on thick paper and cut them out. Then covered the branches with jute twine.I wanted the birds and heart to look some what fluffy like soft toys.So I glued some sponge( thin one from packaging) first and then the fabric ,colored them slightly.I have used rhinestone for eyes.The flowers and leaves are also cut from flannel fabric.

card inside

For decorating inner side of card I used the paper on which I tried the bg first ,I have layered packing tissue over it to make it dull .

card inside

All the paper used except the card base are from old invites. Plain sides can be used for making bg,layering and cutting base of embellishments.Do tell me what you think of the card  :).
Special Thanks to Yvonne  for the wonderful goodies ! I have tied the heart with bird's beak using twine she sent me .

Linking it to :
UnstampaBelles challenges : # 32 Dare to Get Dirty
Crafty Creations Challenge : #256 For the birds  
Stamping Sensation : Wings,fairies,fiction ( used wings  )
Shopping our stash : #137 Love me tender
Jelly park Challenges : Lots of love

49 comments:

  1. Loved the way you have done the front panel, pooja. The birds are adorable.

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  2. Fabulous card Pooja! From what I saw in the first picture ..I could not make out the birds were made by you..I thought it was mod podge or some resin embellies..great work and gorgeous card!

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  3. Wow! I love everything about this card.. So cool.. :)

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  4. wow gorgeous card dear..love the texture you created for the bg, the birds are so cute and love the flourishes too!!

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  5. Gorgeous work Pooja! I love the texture of the front page background. Thanks for sharing the step by step process. Ofcourse the birds and the flowers are a show stealer!

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  6. Lovely bg, handmade felt birds, embellies all look so great and complementing each other so well and make this card all the more pretty, Pooja :) Love ur experiments and its successess :)

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  7. beautiful..love the felt creations..:)

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  8. Very gorgeous card. The background on card is awesome. Love the bird,branch,heart and flower. It looks so nice. Have a great week. :)

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  9. Very gorgeous card. The background on card is awesome. Love the bird,branch,heart and flower. It looks so nice. Have a great week. :)

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  10. Very beautiful card, Pooja! Your hand- made felt embellishments and your background looks awesome! All the elements of your card are put together so perfectly Loved the inside panel too :)

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  11. This is totally delightful Pooja and has a real feel of Springtime about it.

    Thanks so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Stamping Sensations challenge.

    B x


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  12. Lovely Card Pooja...Love the bg,flowers,birds..and all ..

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  13. oh wow!You are so talented and clever.Loveee everything about this card.the background is dreamy ,the embeliishments are beautiful.Thank you for sharing your process too.

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  14. This. Is. Fabulous! What an amazing card you have created. I am amazed at your creativity. Thank you for entering this on our challenge at Unstampabelles.

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  15. Awww...that was nice of Yvonne. glad you didn't throw that paper away...the texture paste bg looks FABULOUS...I really like this for an anniversary card - the birds look fantastic!!!

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  16. Amazing creation Pooja loved it..birds are cute and the bg.. :)

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  17. Love the soft, subtle, creamy colors you've used. Lots of texture and dimension too. Very pretty card.

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  18. Beautiful felt love birds! I''m impressed that you drew them yourself!

    Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

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  19. Wow pooja..... so many details n work on that pretty card..... ur patience to try new bg techniques really pays well..... simply love the knitted bg n the birds.... it all looks dreamy

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  20. Yvonne IS a sweetie! SUCH A nice card with that felt! So pretty! Great job!

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  21. so much work, but a truly beautiful effect. love it, Great idea about using felt or flannel, I'll be trying some of these out myself. Thanks for taking part in our Unstampabelles February challenge to get dirty.

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  22. A perfect card for Anniversary Pooja, i always love your way of creating a card.

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  23. That is such a lovely card and wonderful background you created. Saw you at Unstampabelles.

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  24. This is such a creative card Pooja! Simply love the sombre colours :)

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  25. Your card is just beautiful! Love the pretty birds! Love your design, your bg paper, and the wonderful little flowers on the branch! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Jellypark Friends. Hope to see you again soon! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

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  26. Fabulous creation. Love the birds and flowers.

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  27. I like your handmade birds! They look so soft, as is the whole card. :)

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  28. Awesome creation; and great step-by-step instructions!! Thanks for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create.

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  29. Very Pretty card Pooja. The birds are lovely and every other embellishment is done very well and in a creative way.

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  30. Very nice card! I like the background :)

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  31. Really beautiful and romantic, Pooja! Thank you for sharing the processes used to create the background, it's always nice to see how a creation comes to life. :)
    Hugs!

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  32. A fabulous creation, gorgeous image. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Creations challenge. Marlene DT

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  33. Pooja for some reason this beauty didnt show up on my dashboard [blogger woes!]...I love the way you made the words
    PS please mail me your snail mail address. I get felt easily in Bangalore..will send some to you

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  34. I meant I love the birds!! and words!

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  35. A lovely card, thanks for joining us at Stamping sensations

    Francesca x

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  36. I am speechless at this beauty.and the way you have gone about creating it is awesome.Thanks for generously sharing your clever ideas

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  37. Pooja this is so very pretty :) I love you u do the BG and also the inside is very very creative!!

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  38. very romantic!! lovely!
    Nati from Brazil
    hugs,

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  39. Beautifully done! Thanks for dropping this off by our house here at 613 Avenue Create!
    Hugz,
    Chana, Owner

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  40. Wow...this is incredible.....loved the Bg / felt embellishes n every thing on this card....excellent work pooja

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  41. Congrtas ...you are in toppers @ 613 avenue ch....:)

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  42. Lovely card. Thank you for joining the challenge at Unstampabelles

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  43. Gorgeous card Pooja! Love the background, birds and inside. Absolutely awesome :)

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  44. Absolutely gorgeous - do it again!!!!!!
    sandy xx

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  45. Great card!! Thanks so much for participating in our UNSTAMPABELLES challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
    ~DEANNE~
    A Little Bit O' Paper

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  46. GASP!!!! Gorgeous....and I can't stop staring at this!!! Geez Louise, this is wonderful. :)

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  47. WOW!!! So Pretty with the background...Love this <3

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  48. Congratulations on your win!!!!
    sandy xx

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