Sunday, May 5, 2019

Happy Birthday Greeting Card

Hello there friends and Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Fans. Ginny here to share that crafty projects  do not always run a smooth course.  Sometimes when things run off the rails you just want to chuck it and start over. That was the situation for this card. I had a thought of how this card would look when I started.  I love how it turned out....but it took a while of adding and taking away things until I got it to a design I liked.  Moral of the story? Maybe don't be so quick to give up on a project when you hit a few speed bumps.

Okay maybe I more than just like it. I kinda love it.  I'm so glad I didn't give up on it.
Instead of my usual vintage image focal point I created a gimongus floral arrangement.
I worked in the Fern Fronds for some serious layering and texture. The sweet little birdhouse is the icing on the cake.
I wiped down the chippies to prepare them for altering.
Base coat of flat green paint on the ferns and allow to dry.
Tap on a darker green for a mottled effect.
This pretty shabby green embossing enamel is added and heat set.
A simple finish of white embossing powder for the birdhouse.

~Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts~ Fern Fronds, For the Birds.

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G


  1. Glad you didn’t throw it away. It is lovely and the fern fronds are one of my favorites!!!