First I ran out of ink and had to re-ink a new printer and discovered that its cartridges don't like to be re-inked. I got through it and all is working fine, if any of you have a Pixma mg3022, I can explain how to do this. Why would I re-ink instead of buying a new cartridge? Because reinking cost me 65 cents a cartridge.
I used a lovely bird image from Graciellies Design - I love birds and flowers and botanicals!
I printed this on 130# watercolor paper. This gives the image a really rich look, The color is a warm white and the black really pops, it has a vintage letterpress look to it that I Love!
I picked out papers from my Anna Griffin stash. I seem to love papers and images with a high level of contrast. I love muted tones too, but contrast seems to draw me!
I cut frames and frame backgrounds on my Cricut.
Now you might think 'So why did this take so long?'
I'm thinking that too!
I distressed te frame background:
I created a template to trace over the focal image and to fit the frame,
Cut them out and glued them together
I made a happy birthday banner for the bird to carry in his beak. I used the set Elegant Greetings
and 22 hours later I have a batch of birthday cards:
Honestly, I think it took me four hours over two days to make these, Which is why I did a batch, life is so hectic lately, it is nice to have a stack on hand. Using this image you could also do, get well's congratulations, happy wedding, happy baby, all kinds of events!
Thanks for stopping by and I hope your next batch takes less time!
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