Tuesday, 30 January 2018

A little birdie told me.....

Hi friends and welcome to today's blog post.

 I wanted to share with you all a birthday card I made using the 'Bird Banter' photopolymer stamp set from the Occasions Catalogue.
I have to confess that this set didn't really WOW me at first, but I absolutely LOVE this card, and now I LOVE the stamp set too!

I was searching Google images for ideas on how to colour the birds in the set, when I stumbled across this cute design layout. I've used Pool Party and Pink Pirouette on a Whisper White card base and I think these colours are so soft and pretty together. I stamped tone on tone on the three narrow strips behind the focal image using the leaf stamp and then also stamped onto the Pink Pirouette layer with Crumb Cake. I coloured the cockatoo with our Stampin' Blends, and I wanted the colours to represent our Australian galah and I'm very pleased with the results. Both the bird and greeting are stamped with the Memento black ink, which is recommended if you're colouring with the Stampin' Blends.

I coloured the Clear Epoxy Shapes with the dark Pink Pirouette Stampin' Blends marker just to add a touch of colour and I gave the bird a lovely shimmer using the Wink of Stella pen. You can really see the lovely soft sparkle on the bird in this close-up shot.  As there aren't any coordinating dies with this stamp set, I simply fussy-cut it out. Just take your time - using our paper snips makes fussy-cutting a breeze! I made a double bow out of the Silver Baker's Twine and added an Enamel Shape heart to the centre. 

I've kept the card very simple on the inside with a layer of Whisper White, the stamped sentiment and some washi tape from the Myths & Magic Suite in the Occasions Catalogue.

Well that's it for today, thank you for stopping by and if you have any questions regarding this project please get in touch with me, I'd be very happy to answer them for you.

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Until next time.....
Stay happy & stay crafty! 😘

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