Yesterday was a snowy cold day so I decided to work on something that was bright and cheery. Because of the color coordinating system, matching stamps, great embellishments and quality products, Close To My Heart makes creating so easy!
I set out to create something different…a 3D item that would utilize all kinds of products. I had this metal bird cage that was just screaming for some decoration.
There are so many different techniques and fun embellishments packed into this one bird cage. Let me share a few… the rolled flower at the top, matching “leaves” and base the bird is sitting on is from the For Always Textile set (Z1820.) But those textiles are black and white you say…yes they are. I dyed the pieces using Pear and Crystal Blue re-inker. Speaking of the bird, he was cut twice using the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge. I glued the pieces together so that he was 2 sided. I added a tooth pick in the middle so that I could stabilize it in a piece of foam that was wrapped in the dyed fabric and hot glued to the bottom of the cage.
There are also cuts from each of the 3 CTMH cartridges. There are so many different and creative elements that can be used on different projects. If you consider all of the different elements in the 3, the total is over 2100 different images!
By the way, the bird cage is done entirely in CTMH products (except for the shred in the bottom of the cage.) The burlap is product number (Z1760,) the ribbon is the Topiary Mini Chevron Ribbon (Z1929,) the badge button in the center of the flower is a retired item (but available on my website (Z1704,) and the spiral embellishments are the Slate Striped Twist Ties (Z1864) that have been twisted around a pencil.
Let your imagination run wild with all the creative possibilities that Close To My Heart has to offer. For Now, Happy Crafting!