Monday, 15 October 2012

Silhouette Cameo Birdcage birthday card

Hello everyone,

I hope you had a good weekend and are fortified for the week ahead. The current challenge at the Cameo Spotlight is a colour challenge and we are asked to use

Rich Red • Deep Orange • Harvest Gold
additional neutral colours allowed are: black, white and kraft.

I am still getting to know my Cam and had some fun making this aperture card using a birdcage cut from the Silhouette Store.

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 I cut the aperture in the base card and then used the offset feature to cut the orange frame for the hole (if you get what I mean). I cut a solid cage shape for the interior of the card and glued it on through the aperture to get proper placement. 

 I added a branch in kraft card and cut and stamped a couple of birds from a PTI die to sit on the branch. Next I cut the cage part and coloured it with harvest gold ink. This was raised on foam pads cut very thinly and the cage was placed over the birds. I inked the edges with red ink, added a bow and the sentiment finished it off.

This is how the card looks when it is closed. I would never have thought of using these colours together but I quite like how it turned out.

Thanks for stopping by.

Carol x


  1. WOW! This is STUNNING Carol!!! LOVE every bit of it! So glad you played along with us at The Cameo Spotlight!

  2. This is gorgeous! I just unboxed my Cameo yesterday!

  3. Beuatiful bright card are so lucky to have a Cameo maybe I ought to think about one...Just love the idea of the aperture shape


  4. Carol this is excellent! Love your birdhouse. Way to rock the challenge!

  5. Carol! This is wonderful! I love the frame you made for the birdcage . I am off to see what a Cameo is and why I need one! :)

  6. Oh, I absolutely adore this. Now I want a Cameo. Darn you.

  7. Wow, what a scrummy card, Carol. Oh, Lordie, I do see one of the Silo Cams in my future. The stuff you can do with it is so amazing!!

    (Thanks for coming by and wishing me happy anni! I appreciate it!)

  8. Gorgeous card- i love the birdcage! Thanks for playing in the Cameo Spotlight Challenge!

  9. This card made ms say 'oh my'. I love the cutout and that gorgeous birdcage. Beautifully done. Thank you for playing this week with The Cameo Spotlight!

  10. Hola Carol, ooooh Carol this is ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!!WHAT BEAUTIFUL WORK!! fantastic Carol.
    A warm hug from Palma and i hope to see you soon.

  11. Now this is so clever and absolutely stunning! Wonderful idea and I'm so happy you popped over to my blog to say hello, as I've now found you and will follow as I just LUV your work!
    Hugz from South Africa

  12. so wonderful card! Thanks for the comment at my blog
    Hello from Elma


Hello, and thank you for taking time to visit my blog. I would really appreciate it if you could find time to leave a comment before you leave.

Carol x


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