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Card & ATC set

Happy Friday, artists!  So glad you could stop by today.  I have a greeting card & artist trading card (ATC) set to share with you.  I saw these two birdcages from Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts and built the card around them.  I searched my 6x6 paper pads and found these designs in the Authentique Devoted pad. All of the designs in this set are pet oriented and there is one with mini birdcages.  Perfect!

I made a large invitation size card, which is 4.5 x 6.25.  This size ensures that  a lot of the floral background will still show even with the panels on top.

I found a beautiful dusky pink paper in my collection that matched the scrapbook paper to showcase the painted birdcage.  I used it for the card body and small panel, but sometimes pale colors need a little help to make them stand out.  In this case, I used gold corner stickers and Dew Drops.  Altered Pages has several choices for each of these embellishments.  I used standard and mini Dew Drops on the card.

With the birdcages painted with a glossy blue to match the dark background I was ready to assemble the card.  The little bit of lace across the top makes it seem very feminine. 

Did you notice the flowers in the cage and the tiny birdcage cut from the scraps and glued on the top border? 

Double-sided adhesive was used on all of the paper layers and all of the embellishments were attached with Tacky Glue.

I had paper scraps left the perfect size to make a matching ATC with the smaller Gypsy Soul birdcage.

Here they are in separate scans.

List of supplies (with links):
Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts - 2 birdcages
Gold Opulence stickers
Dew Drops
Double-sided adhesive and Tacky Glue
Paint or ink, if desired, to color your die cuts

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