Best Birds for Spring

Hello again, stamping friend! Well, we’re into Spring now – which is evident in the mixed rain, sunshine and occasional snow we’re getting! We have had a few pleasant days, which inspired me to create this card using the Best Birds, for spring.

I’m actually borrowing this stamp set and coordinating Framelits from one of my team members, Lynn. Thanks, Lynn! 🙂 I had borrowed them to use while making the Framed Sampler for our upcoming Crop and Create – you can read all about it, and see the Sampler, in THIS POST. She said it was okay for me to use the set for cards while I had it – so here’s one of them!

BEST BIRDS FOR SPRING

Best Birds for Spring

This bird reminded me of the Black-Capped Chickadees that frequent my feeders, so I  coloured him  appropriately! (I think!) The Soft Sky and Old Olive I thought we also appropriate for Spring.

DETAILS

Start by stamping the bird and branch from the Best Birds stamp set onto a separate piece of Whisper  White cardstock. It’s difficult to see, but I stamped the bird in Versamark ink, then covered it with Gold Embossing Powder, and set it with the Heat Tool. For the branch, use the Crumb Cake and Old Olive Stampin’ Write Markers. After stamping, use the Big Shot with the Birds & Blooms Thinlits to die cut them.

Stamp the sentiment from the same set in Old Olive ink onto a piece of Whisper White. I used the retired Tags & Labels Framelits to die cut it and the Old Olive cardstock piece behind it; you can use the Lots of Labels Framelits if you have them, instead.

Colour the bird with the Stampin’ Write Markers in Crumb Cake and Smoky Slate. I didn’t colour in the branch or leaves, as I liked the sketched look to them. Plus, this way they don’t weigh down the card front with too much solid colour.

On a 3 3/4″ x 5″ panel of Whisper White, stamp the cross-hatch image in the middle in Soft Sky ink.  The dotted image comes from the Petal Palette stamp set, and is stamped in Old Olive ink. The watercolour look of the dots keeps the colour from being too dark or heavy.

CREATE THE LAYERS

First, attach the branch across the bottom of the cross-hatch stamping, with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Next, perch the bird on the branch, again with Dimensionals. Layer the sentiment and the Old Olive tag shapes with Dimensionals, and attach them to the bottom right corner of the card front. Now, attach the white panel to a 4″ x 5 1/4″ panel of Old Olive cardstock.

Wrap a length of 3/8″ Classic Weave Ribbon in Soft Sky around the left side of the card. Cut another shorter length of ribbon, and tie it in a knot. Now you’re ready to attach the front panels to your Soft Sky cardstock base.

Best Birds for Spring

I love watching the birds visit the feeders at my house! They hang outside my kitchen window, from a tree next to the sundeck. We have a wide variety of birds visit; Chickadees, Stellar Jays, Finches, Starlings, Sparrows, Woodpeckers and Crows! Don’t worry – I have a separate feeder for the Hummingbirds! 🙂

STAMP ON THE INSIDE

I couldn’t resist using the sentiment from the Petal Palette stamp set; I thought it went perfectly with the ‘It’s a Good Day’ sentiment on the front!

Best Birds for Spring

After stamping the sentiment in Old Olive ink, I went back and stamped over it with the dots image again, from the same set. Just for a little extra fun look!

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Thanks for having a look at my card today; I do appreciate your visit! If you’d care to leave a comment, I always like to read and reply to them.

 

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I've always liked to create things, but I'm not a great artist, or sculptor, or any type of 'traditional' artist - but I love to stamp and create! I love the satisfaction of a completed project; whether a 3D item, or a card, or scrapbook page - as long as it can create a smile, evoke a feeling, or some type of reaction in the recipient. I hope you will enjoy sharing my creations, and occasional ramblings; I'd enjoy having you stamp and create with me! :) If you're in Canada, you can Join My Team as a SU! demonstrator. If you're in the Great Vancouver area, you're welcome to join my classes - we always have fun!

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