February 28, 2013

Bird in a Gilded Cage...

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Hi Everybody,

This card has been created using Gilding flakes for the birdcage and once again it looks much better in real life.

I like using this colour for my cards as it is one of my favorites... and of course pink is the best.

The backing paper is some that I have designed myself.

I have used a glue pen and some Glamour Dust to pick out the large Flourish along the left hand side and wrapped the   ribbon around before adding it all to the main base card.

The panels have been layered  onto  turquoise card.

I have used the middle size die from Spellbinders Grand Decorative Ovals  and cut a turquoise oval.

I added Gilding Flakes to a Scalloped Oval then added a  white Classic Oval ...  and on the top I have added the Birdcage.

I have used Gilding Flakes from  IndigoBlu  and they have some really stunning mixes of flakes.

This one is called  "Gin and Tonic" and it is a lovely combination of silver and pale green, with a tiny hint of gold.

The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts  and I have added in the "A" frame to the back to display the card.

Hugs xx 


  1. Christina your card is gorgeous. Those gilding flakes are so pretty, and look magical on the elements you picked to highlight.

  2. This is something really special. Is the birdcage a stamp you've cut out, or a die? Another lovely idea.

  3. Christina this card is gorgeous
    love every thing about it.keep them coming.

  4. This is so gorgeous Christina. Birds and birdcages are getting quite popular at the moment I think. The gilding flakes look lovely. Christine x

  5. Stunning Christina - I love gilding flakes, they look soooo opulent. I note that yesterday and today you have used a background paper that you have created - in future would it be possible for you to take a picture of it before adding all the embellies please? That way we can get to see it better. Pat x

  6. What I love about you Christine is you always present something new, that birdcage is beautiful!!! I love how you use guilding flakes and quite interested how you managed to do this!! I can do a tag but a bird cage? Beautiful card my friend..hugs

  7. Very Stunning card.
    Using the gilding flakes really makes the card.

  8. Fantastic Christina. I have never used gilding flakes....yet. Great birdcage. My wish list is getting longer every day.

  9. Another gorgeous card!! Love all the pretty details in all your projects!!

  10. What a wonderful card, love the colour and love the gilding of the cage. I have gilded larger embellishments but would love to try this. xx Flora

  11. I don't think I can add anything that hasn't already been said about this stunning card, so I will just "amen" all the previous comments. :) I'm a bird/birdcage-aholic so will definitely be trying this one! Blessings, Melinda

  12. This looks good Christina. xxxxxx

  13. Another stunning card Christina, is the birdcage a spellbinder die? Love the sentiment and wee flower, are they from the same stamp set and if so what is the name of it? I stand in awe and all the wonderful ideas you come up with, they are all so beautiful, keep up the good work. Lorraine T

  14. Good evening Christina,
    I really love this, I have that Bird Cage Die and I keep looking for a bird to go with it. Seeing your beautiful creation I realise I do not need a bird after all. Must get it out and use the Gilding Flakes, what a great effect.

    Patricia xx

  15. Fabulous card! And now I just have to put gilding flakes on my shopping list - without even knowing how to use them lol

  16. A very pretty card and love how you have used gilding flakes on the bird cage and the oval die cut.
    Lynn x

  17. What a gorgeous card!! The bird cage is so beautiful!! I love the design!! This is fabulous!! Have a great evening :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  18. Just like everybody has said in all the other lovely comments Christina this is a truly gorgeous card and your backing paper is lovely too. I have some of the gilding flakes but haven't used them yet and I like how you have turned an ordinary flourish into something special by adding some Glamour Dust xXx


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