15 December, 2016

Spring Pastels - A Winter Scene

I started out with the idea of making a Christmas card, but I think this card could be a card for all occasions.
I cut black cardstock to 5 1/2″ x 10″ to make a 5 1/2″ x 5″ card base.  I layered this with a piece of Meg’s Garden spring pastels collection paper. The paper I chose has soft blues and greys and features branches without leaves, so it made a perfect winter backdrop for the grouping of birds. I used a snow marker on some of the branches on the paper, and dotted snow around the outer edges.
The birds were fussy cut from the same Spring Pastels Collection as my previous post, I think you’ll agree they make a cute focal point for this card.
My bird group is popped up on foam squares to add dimension to the layout. This is difficult to photograph so you will need to trust me on this.
I think the little ribbon banner draped back and forth across the card is my favourite part, I cut along one edge of the Flower Edge Organza Ribbon to make the banner. Finally a thin grey/pink organza ribbon bow was added to the left hand side to finish.
I invite you to take a tour of  Meg’s Garden and see for yourself this beautiful and versatile paper collection, ribbon embellishments and much more here
From Meg’s Garden:
  • Spring Pastels Collection Paper
  • Bird group cut from same paper collection
  • Flower Edge Organza ribbon
  • 1/8″ Organza ribbon grey/pink
other items from personal collection 
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  1. Such a pretty card,love your design and fussy cut birds

    1. Thank you so much Trish. I appreciate your comment.

  2. This is so soft and pretty. I love how you made the banner with the flower edged ribbon and the fussy cut birds look great. Beautiful card

    1. Thank you Mary. The papers are so pretty and I'm in love with the flower edged ribbon as you can see.

  3. What a gorgeous little winter scene!! Love the fussy cut birds and the ribbon banner. Beautiful card!