Crow Birthday Card

Crow Card Desk


It’s WOYWW and today I’ve been working on a birthday card for my friend who likes crows.

I used one of the Gelli prints from my 101 Gelli Print project as a background. I cut the red words and heart with my Silhouette Cameo although I still needed to finish them off with a craft knife. They were cut from handmade paper stuck to cardboard from a cereal box.  The black words were hand stamped on cotton. The gold wire came from a food item.



I’m really pleased with the result even though I managed to print “Handcrafted by Gillian Pearce” upside down on the back. I’m really experiencing a vacant mind sort of period lately. Must be the heat!


crow card




If you haven’t already done so please go to Vote For A Quote and help me decide what inspiration to put on my next painting. One of them is almost at the winning point. No peeking before you vote though!

Linking to What’s On Your Work Desk Wednesday and July’s Gelli Print Party.

14 comments to “Crow Birthday Card”

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  1. IKE - 17 Jul, 2013 Reply

    FANTASTIC – I really LUV that. I am a bit of a crow freak myself 🙂
    Thanks for letting me visit x

    Happy WOYWW 215

    IKE in Greece #33

  2. sandra de - 17 Jul, 2013 Reply

    Lovely use of the gelli print background. I think we all have one of those days no matter what you do it is going to turn out backwards. Hope you have a lovely week.
    Sandra de @89

  3. betsy - 17 Jul, 2013 Reply

    a great card! i’ve got to try the cereal box method too!

  4. Regina M. Hamilton - 17 Jul, 2013 Reply

    Love that page. Happy crafting #13

  5. Eliza - 17 Jul, 2013 Reply

    Went and left a vote, now onto the card at hand just amazing, love it. You have also used one of my all time favorite products Golden Fiber Paste….. brilliant stuff.

    Happy WOYWW Eliza 26

  6. Gillian - 17 Jul, 2013 Reply

    Thanks everyone for the lovely comments and to Eliza for voting. I’m with you on the Golden Fiber Paste, it’s great stuff. Have you used it?

  7. shazsilverwolf - 17 Jul, 2013 Reply

    Love the card. Big Crow fan, me. I did the same thing with the upside down printing on the back of my WOYWW atc’s, lol. Stamped the ATC info on the back, then didn’t check which way up they were when I did the fronts. Never mind, we can always say its arty, lol. Have a great week, Hugs Shaz xx #50

  8. Ria Gall - 17 Jul, 2013 Reply

    wow this is a great piece of art I love how you have created the layers and the colours really make it pop
    Have a great day and enjoy the rest of your week with this lovely weather
    Ria #75

  9. Lisa-Jane Johnson - 17 Jul, 2013 Reply

    I love what you’ve done with that print and the sentiment is fabulous!

  10. Monique - 17 Jul, 2013 Reply

    Wow, I love that card, that’s a beautiful bird and I love the sentiment.
    Happy WOYWW and I wish you a lovely week.
    Monique # 70

  11. Danie May - 18 Jul, 2013 Reply

    I am sure your friend is just going to love this great card! A great use of your Gelli Print on the book page. Happy WOYWW! Danie #34

  12. Tony Fiedler - 20 Jul, 2013 Reply

    Lovely to have been in the attic with you when you were adding touches to this. Interesting how the crow came from exploring cameo designs & how i had the intention for a card too & ended up with a painting:
    Looking forward to the continuing unfolding of art in the attic.

  13. Annette Husband - 28 Jul, 2013 Reply

    G’day Gillian
    Just popping in for WOYWW. Yes I am late lol. Sorry i didnt get to return a comment to you for WOYWW a fortnight ago. Too many things were happening at once in my life!. Anyway here I am at your desk. Love the crow card you made. Great colours. Wish i had a Gelli plate myself!
    Annette In oz #60

  14. Carolyn Dube - 01 Aug, 2013 Reply

    Love the hint of text in your background with such a bold and wonderful focal image! Thanks for sharing with the party!

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