Friday, August 07, 2020

Wildflower Bouquet Collaged Birthday Cards

Hello All and happy August! August is the month for Mother's birthdays around here, so today I have my Mother's and Mother In Law's birthday cards made with lots of Tim Holtz botanical goodies.
These are all tag I made during the Distress Sprays demo, and I decided to use them on these cards.
These are all tag I made during the Distress Sprays demo, and I decided to use them on these cards.
I die cut the Bouquet Thinlits from Tim and Sizzix using two of the tags. I used the Wallpaper for the background of the cards.
I collaged on the Bouquet designs with Matte Collage Medium, and trimmed off the excess. I added on the tags, and stitched around them. Everything got inked using Ground Espresso Archival from Tim and Ranger.
I die cut the flowers from Wallflowers 1 and 2, and the Bigz Large Stems. I inked over them in Oxides and misted with water. I added a few details with markers.
I collaged the flowers on and used Wendy Vecchi's Sunflower Liquid Pearls for the centers and also on the Bouquet cut outs.
I die cut the base of the birds with the text tags and the bodies with another tag from the sprays. I crinkled up a piece of Kraft cardstock, misted it with Walnut Stain Distress Spray, and inked over it with Oxides. Then I misted the whole piece, and rubbed the Archival Ink over it to highlight the wrinkles. Then I die cut the wreaths.
I cut the wreaths in  half and layered them on top of each other. I used the inside of the wreath as a base for the nest, added the bird, and then added the twig parts under the bird to form the nest. Then I foam taped the bird and nest onto the card.
I used Clippings to form my sentiments, inked them, and added to cardstock.
I die cut and stamped a bee from the Entomology Stamps and Dies, and colored them with markers  before adding to the cards.
(Paper Trimmer, Scissors, Ink Blending Tool, Die Cut Machine, Hemp String, Foam Tape, Two Sided Tape, Stamping Block)
-Ranger Surfaces: 8.5x11 Inch Mixed Media Heavystock, Kraft Cardstock
-Ranger Tim Holtz Mixed Media Heavystock #8 Tags
-Stamper's Anonymous Tim Holtz Collection Layering Stencil: Bouquet
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Spray Stain: Peacock Feathers
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Spray: Mustard Seed, Frayed Burlap, Walnut Stain
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Sprayer
-Stamper's Anonymous Tim Holtz Background Stamp: Ledger Script
-Core-dinations Color Core Cardstock: Turquoise
-Ranger Tim Holtz Collage Medium: Matte
-Sizzix Tim Holtz Thinlits: Bouquet, Wildflower Stems 1, Wildflower Stems 2, Funky Wreaths, Feathered Friends, Entomology
-Sizzix Tim Holtz Bigz Die: Large Stems
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Archival Ink: Ground Espresso
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Gathered Twigs
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink: Mustard Seed, Lucky Clover, Twisted Citron, Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo
-Tim Holtz Idea-ology: Worn Wallpaper- Halloween, Clippings Sticker Book
-Ranger Wendy Vecchi Liquid Pearls: Sunflower
-Ranger Archival Ink: Jet Black
-Stamper's Anonymous Tim Holtz Stamp Set: Entomology
-Faber Castell Pitt Pens

Thanks for stopping by today, and as always I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!


  1. Oh, see, now you have my heart leaping and singing! Adore these colourful wildflowers, and the fabulous layering of the tags. The bird in his nest - the insect addition... altogether an absolute treat. Do come and share them in the Tag, You're It! theme over at A Vintage Journey if you'd like to.
    Alison x

  2. So much to love about these 2 cards. From the way you made the nest by cutting the wreaths, they look real. Then the Bouquet die cut from the colored tags, fabulous, then extra-fab when cut apart. Then the birdies, love so much to love...

  3. Beautifully botanical! I love the centers of your wildflowers!

  4. Wow, another wonderful card. A super perk-er upper! great use of Tim Holtz flower items. When I first started using Tim Holtz all I thought of was "grunge" and those wonderful animals. Not botanical stuff.
    Your card inspires me to pullout my Tim Holtz procuts and make a sunny card!
    Stay well and healthy

  5. So bright and beautiful! I adore those wildflower dies. Thanks for the inspiration.

  6. I have never seen anyone make a nest for the bird with the wreath die...that is genius! I love the colors green and yellow too!

  7. Wonderful cards for the wonderful Mothers in your life!

  8. Just gorgeous Anita. Your Mum an Mum in law must be lovely having Birthdays in August πŸ˜‰. A big month for us too. Me, my Partner, a son and 4 Grandchilren, my Daughter just missed bein 31st July. I am sure they will love their cards. πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ˜

  9. Oh Anita, these are beautiful, bright and cheery and so perfect for your Mums. I love how you created the bird nests and the bees are such a great addition. Love! Hugs, Anne xx

  10. These cards are absolutely stunning and beautiful, Anita. They inspire me to get my dies out, but it is too hot today! I am sure the moms will love your artwork. Lucky mom’s.
    Wishing you a wonderful Summer!

  11. Really wonderful cards, Anita!!!!!!!!

  12. Two brilliant cards! I'm so happy to see you use the wreath die cuts as a nest--that is how i saw it. Sadly, my birds and wreath dies haven't even been opened yet! Perhaps this is just the inspiration I need! Love these cards, especially your gorgeous tags that inspired them.

  13. I am now inspired to dig out my stickles!!!! totally wonderful card!

  14. Brilliant idea with the wreath die, love the nest with the bird.


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