One of my favorite 'freeby' sites is Bird's Cards. She designs amazing cards, freely shares her files and responds with variations on her designs at the request of her followers. Crafters are the nicest people!
Hmmm! Lovely, but it's not exactly 'special' enough for my sister's birthday card. I wanted to add more dimension and so cut a strip of coordinating paper 5 3/4 by 1 inch and scored one end at 1/2 an inch and the other at 1/2 an inch and at 1 inch. I attached it inside the bendy front:
and after fussy cutting some of my favorite images from the stack, I collaged them to the inside of the card and to the strip.
Much better! I kinda like this shadow box effect. I tied the card with a twine bow and a compass charm from Tim Holtz and called it done.
Don't forget to pop over to Bird's Cards. You'll love her inspirational designs.
This week's theme over at Die Cuttin' Divas is "Nautical" and I love the variety that the DT shared. Here's another blog you might like to peruse. : )
Thanks for visiting with me today and thank you Sheila for the opportunity to share. : ) Christine