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Greeting Card DIY With Birgit

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I love DIY. I believe it helps me grow my soul. There’s something else that touches my soul and that is people who give, without expecting anything in return. I am privileged that so many of them touch my life.

One of them is the very generous, warmhearted, talented and artistic Birgit Bedesky. I am honored that she is here to share my space today with a beautiful guest post. Do visit her blog at BB Creations.

Please join me in welcoming Birgit with a greeting card DIY!

We met during the April A to Z Challenge last year when she wrote an absolutely delightful series about actors. While it is a fact that Birgit has a wonderful way with words – the perfect combination of subtle humor mixed with charming expression, what squeezes my heart is this: She has been visiting my blog regularly since we connected. Never misses commenting on a post. If she’s busy, she catches up in one big marathon commenting spree. And I love it when I wake up, log in to my email and find a big bunch of comments from her. Intelligent, thoughtful comments that add value to my post.

What can I say? I love Birgit and her generosity!

Besides being an engaging writer, Birgit makes fabulous greeting cards. I pray that she writes that book soon!

Over to you Birgit! I welcome you with a hug, steaming coffee, cookies and cake at your side!

Greeting Card DIY with Birgit

Greeting Card DIY

A little about me – believe it or not I am a natural blonde….with a few greys now. I am half a century old and grew up in the sticks and loved every moment of it. My parents owned a sawmill so I guess I am a true Canuck! I still love the smell of sawdust. I enjoy the 4 seasons-not the group the actual seasons and right now it is a balmy -13C but with the windchill it is more like -30:) I have worked for the past 23 1/2 years as a Credit Counselor and enjoy my job…no I really do. I love to read, I love learning about different cultures, I love film and I love to create cards. Vidya has been gracious enough to host me here and I was deeply touched by this offer. So without further adieu (or is that ado??) here is the making of a card.

The first picture showcases almost all the things I used to create the card. The stamps, Black dye pad, Purple Dye Pad and embossing powders in magenta green, Red Tinsel and Psychedelic glitter.

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I stamped the hummingbird in purple and added the powders and embossed the image with my heating tool.

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Next I stamped the pansy frame stamp in basic black and coloured it in with my gamsol pencil crayons and shaded them.

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I stamped the card twice and coloured the flowers twice so that I could then fussy-cut the flowers.

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I took a nice light green shimmer paper and cut it to size and placed it into the embossibilities folder and put it through the Sizzex machine to get the pattern.

Greeting card DIY

I cut the frame out and, using double sided tape, I placed it on the light green embossed paper.

Greeting card DIY

I then, swore and stomped my feet because I placed it upside down! Calming down and letting my lumberjack mouth go silent I took it apart carefully and repositioned it the correct way.

I took my glue pen and, wherever the white showed through I placed white glitter around. I coloured the sticker border in blue and placed it around the frame.

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Now that I have the hummingbird inside the frame and the pansy frame in the right place and it is all glittered up, I placed pop-up dots on the cut out flowers and placed them on top of the flowers that matched.

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Voila! The finished card for a lady friend’s birthday!

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Hope you enjoyed seeing how this was done and hope it looks OK. Thanks again Vidya for hosting me here. Keep on smiling:)

Thank you Birgit! It looks more than A-Okay to me!

Dear friends, did you enjoy the greeting card DIY with Birgit? Let us know in the comments!

Please visit Birgit’s blog.

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6 Comments

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    Beloo Mehra
    January 16, 2015 at 1:46 pm

    That’s a lovely card, Birgit! And thanks so much for the detailed behind the scenes action 🙂 I am really happy to see you here on Vidya’s blog. And enjoyed reading your self-introduction. Vidya, thanks for hosting Birgit. She is such a sweetheart, really. She visits my blog regularly and leaves such thoughtful and thought-provoking, lengthy comments. It is really a pleasure to read her comments, and of course her lovely and enjoyable write-ups on her blog too. Like you, I too am very happy to have ‘met’ her in this virtual blogging world. Lovely post, both of you!
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    Antara Man
    January 17, 2015 at 6:40 pm

    Yes, it’s hard to be selfless these days referring to your comment about Brigit not expecting anything in return. I recently read (not the whole but most of it) Write Publish Repeat and one of the authors wrote “try to help people”. It’s the best way to make friends either online or in live.
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    simple girl
    January 17, 2015 at 9:05 pm

    that is so creative, not to mention the personal touch it gives .. Loved reading about the DIY card .. 🙂
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    My Inner Chick
    January 18, 2015 at 11:27 pm

    Fabulous.
    The transformation was so much fun to look at.

    Luv U more than hot pink cotton candy on a hot summer’s day. xx
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    dreamzandclouds
    January 22, 2015 at 5:22 pm

    wow! that’s a lovely card 🙂
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