Hi all, todays video is of another one of these cards that is, or perhaps it should now be was since I am enjoying making them so much, out of my comfort zone. I have taken the gorgeous KaiserCraft paper stack as my inspiration to make another vintage shabby chic style birdcage card using Tim Holtz, stencil,  a gorgeous die-versions corner die, flowers, paint (I know paint – messy hands and everything), pearls and of course tearing 🙂 This was definitely one of those cards that started with one simple concept that was no where near a plan of the finished card. All I knew was I wanted to use the stencil over a sheet of the KaiserCraft that I had loved in the stack, and then take it from there. I didn’t even know what embellishment I was going to use until the card was almost finished and then I found the beautiful birdcage image on one of the sheets of KaiserCraft paper. I am really pleased how it turned out and will definitely be doing more along these lines in the future. ‘So have a watch of the video below, see you don’t even have to leave the page 🙂 and then take a look at all the photos below plus I have the link here for you if you want that lovely die and embellishments.

So now some photos for you and don’t forget that you click on them to get them nice and large 🙂


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The inside and the back:-

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As promised here is the links to the products that I used on this project that I have right here for you at Lolli Lulu’s:

Cosmic Shimmer Glue

Pinflair Glue Gel

Stick pins

Die-version corner die

Aqua Silky Crush Ribbon

(more to follow later)

So that is it for today, I would love love love to hear what you think in the comments down below, I will see you again soon, have a great craft day,

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ps I am entering this into the following challenges:

Crafting from the Heart #32 challenge;

Fan-tastic Anything Goes #49 Challenge:

Art By Miran Challenge 13:

Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper Challenge;

Hobbybook Designer Challenge

Lets Craft and Create Challenge #95 ribbon or twine 

Paper Shelter #170 Lace Challenge

Sister Act #71 Anything Goes Challenge

Amanda Evans

15 Comments on Vintage Shabby Chic Style Birdcage Card

  1. Amanda….. Your card
    With all it’s complexities came out beautifully. I was holding my breath with the glue gel and all the other gluing. I’m something like you that way I want my things to stay together in the mail so I do struggle with the gluing process. I want things to be secure. Probably a hangover from my childhood.
    It’s amazing to watch and listen to you work. I feel you work in the moment many times and I do that too.
    When you do this it seems that things just turn out right. Amanda maybe it would help if your work table were more secure. I can’t work well on a table that moves. I need my table to be secure, steady just like the pieces I’m gluing. LOL. I know I’m peculiar. ha ha. Anyway the card is lovely with all those edges and pins, flowers, lace and all the many things you added to your picture. Loved that bird cage. Like it was meant to be there. Just lovely. thank you for sharing…oh and your nails looked beautiful and I love the color of that polish. Your nails looked irridescent at times. thanks Amanda for sharing your lovely card.

    • thank you my lovely Pat and yes you are right this was definately a card that was made in the moment, and I do rather enjoy those cos you never know how they will end up 🙂 Im glad I am not the only one that likes to make sure things are stuck down properly. I dont know how some of these crafters can manage putting so little glue on, my fingers would itch to add more lol! The table you are right is a bit wobbly but when I am filming I have to be on a table thet can have the camera the other side to me so I dont have to work around it, therefore at the moment at least I have this fold up table which I normally pop my feet up on to hold it steady, but this day I was working standing for some reason- needed to move for the creative juices to flow I guess lol! but that is why you could see it wobble today. Thank you for the compliments on my nails, You know dont you our family business is nails? well we have had some new product and it has made my natural nails grow so well, those were all mine that I french manicured then added this lovely iridescent shimmer over. so pretty in the sun wasn’t it? thanks again hugs xoxo

  2. I had to giggle again…I just bought that stencil. I was going to try a shabby chic mixed media canvas. Im a liitle nervous about all the spritzing, pain

    • I think you were right the first time as far as spritzing goes – definitely pain! lol! And as for being free, although i dont like messy crafting cos it goes all over me, I am naturally a disorganised messy person (hence the planners cos otherwise chaos rules!) so it was me being me rather than letting loose. But at the end of the day its just paper and if you are going to spritz etc why not start with a piece of inexpensive white card and then go for it, I mean white is not risking your precious paper but also giving you a lovely fresh base to the colours you use? let me know, and post a photo – consider it your homework for this week lol xoxo

  3. Painting (oops, fat fingers) layering and stuff. I’m rather persnickity and it’s difficult for me to let loose. I’d like to be morre free when i’m creating. I love how you just go for it. I was a little nervous a few times but it turned out lovely. You chose some great colors.

  4. Hi Amanda, Love how your card turned out. I agree with all the other wonderful comments others have posted. Jut love all the little touches you added to your card. Thanks for sharing your wonderful artistic talent with us.

    • thank you so much Sue, I have to say I was really pleased I went outside of my comfort zone on style with this one cos I really like how it turned out. I will definitely try this style some more. Got some gorgeous flowers coming so that will give me some inspiration and they will be going in the shop – I will definitely be getting that sorted soon 🙂

  5. This is just gorgeous. I love the papers and how you’ve combined all the elements. Just beautiful! Thanks for playing with us at The Paper Shelter this week and hope to see you again soon! Hugs, Gail

  6. Thank you so much for joining my Craftyhazelnut’s Patterned Paper August challenge with your super crafting – hope to see you again soon x

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