As I have mentioned before on my blog I am a huge admirer of the Beatles music, and every year the last weekend of August finds me partaking in Liverpool International Beatle Week. Normally I would be thinking about packing about now, but this year I'm not booked into one of the many hotels in Liverpool City Centre, as I actually live in 'the pool' I am saving money by commuting to the various events from home, everyday.
This left me some extra crafting time, and whilst playing about with my Sizzix bigshot and various dies last night I came up with the card above. Strangely since I have made it I have had The Beatles' song 'Blackbird' running through my head - I wonder why.
It was a really easy card to make I used Marrianne dies for the bird and the various swirls and leaves which were just cut from black card. I then used my Nestabilities plain circle dies to cut 1 circle out of black card and one slightly smaller out of white card, and a piece of very fine shimmery fabric which I had in my stash. As the fabric was so sheer I backed it with aslan film so I could stick it to the white circle. I then stuck this to the centre of the black circle and backed the panel with a paper doily.
The bird was added to the centre of the white circle, and the black circle was edged in black gems.
Having completed this panel I took a A5 pre folded card blank in pure white and attached 2 black vinyl corners to the front of the card before adding the circle at the top right.
I then build up the design of the various swirls leaves and flowers, by placing them on the blank but not sticking them down until I was happy with the arrangement. They were then attached using a glue pen and the flowers were stuck using pin flair glue gel.
A greeting with a black and white gingham bow was then added at the bottom right hand corner, and three black gems added in the corner to finish the design.
The flowers were just some I had in my stash which I embellished with stickles red glitter glue.
I am entering the card into the following blog challenges.
http://inkyimpressionschallenges.blogspot.com Reminds you of a song.
http://ooh-la-la-creationschallenges.blogspot.com No backing paper