Friday, 31 August 2012

Golden Trelis

I wanted to use the mask  differently to how I have so far.... with inks, etc so I decided to do some cutwork to create extra impact!
Project By Jayne Davies

You will need:

  • SplodgeAway Mask
  • Birdcage die
  • Gold flowers
  • Gold card candy
  • Gold, Black and copper stickles
  • Gold promarker
  • Swirl stamp (HOTP)
  • Sentiment stamp 
  • Bird stamp
  • Ultra Thick Embossing Powder
  • Gold embossing powder
  • 8”x8” card blank
  • Black card
  • Gold mirri card
  • Gold patterned card

 What to Do :

Cover your card blank with black card. Run the mirricard and mask through a die cutting machine to emboss it and cut the birdcage from patterned gold card. Using a craft knife cut the squares from the embossed card to create a’ trellis’ design.Cut a piece from each end (keeping the border on) and adhere to your card as shown, leaving the middle clear.

Stamp the swirl stamp with versamark and emboss with gold embossing powder. Add gold stickles and put  aside to to dry. Stamp and emboss your chosen sentiment. Use the ultra thick embossing powder to create your bird and cut it out.
Decide where your birdcage is going to be placed and stick your bird so it will be in the cage. Use the gold promarker and ‘doodle’ some trailing vines around the cage. Do some on a separate scrap of card and cut out to place over the front of the cage.

Use sticky pads to apply your birdcage and add a ribbon bow. Finish the bow with a small amount of stickles to ‘tie’ it all in together.Glue the vines onto the birdcage front.

Now for the finishing touches! Add gold flowers to the corners as shown and use black stickles for centres. Use card candy and place at top and bottom centre.  Adhere your sentiment after layering it onto mirri card.

Hope you like this bold design and have as much fun creating it as I did. ? Thanks for looking.
Hugz, Jayne xx



  1. Love it, what a different way to use the mask, thanks for the idea! xx

  2. Absolutely fab that Jayne huggles xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  3. lovely card jayne , must of taken ages cutting it out x

  4. Hi there Jayne, lovely card, I admire your patience!! Nice doodling too! Sam

  5. That's fabulous! Love the fact that this template has more than one use hugs Karen