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It’s the Little Things

Feb 19, 2016 Hero Arts Info

Birds are so pretty and one of the things that I like about them, is their vibrant colors which have always amazed me. Certainly, I can never have enough stamps of little birds, and coloring this type of image with markers can be a lot of fun. Today I am featuring a pretty set of woodblock stamps called [hero_product_link sku="LP409" text="A Little Birdie"]. This set includes five stamp images and two different sentiments.

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The cards that I made this time are similar. I used the same stamps, but the colors and design of the cards were different. For the first card, I got my color inspiration from the Eastern Blue Bird. So, I created a background using different colors of Layering paper and inks. I used three different large background stamps: [hero_product_link sku="CG691" text="Garden Bold Prints"], [hero_product_link sku="CG689" text="Foliage Bold Prints"], and [hero_product_link sku="CG688" text="Pearl Strings Bold Prints"]. I began by stamping [hero_product_link sku="CG691" text="Garden Bold Prints"] onto a card base. Then, I stamped two different colors of card stock strips with [hero_product_link sku="CG689" text="Foliage Bold Prints"], and [hero_product_link sku="CG688" text="Pearl Strings Bold Prints"], and I adhered them onto the card base. I also white-embossed the sentiment over a strip of black card stock, and adhered it.

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The focal point of my card is the bird image, which was simply stamped over [hero_product_link sku="PS610" text="Snow Layering paper"] with  [hero_product_link sku="NK345" text="Intense Black Ink"], colored with markers, and then I die cut it into a circle. I adhered the circle with foam dots. At the end, I decided to use seam binding ribbon, stitches, gemstones and pearls as embellishments.

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Card number two has a simpler design itself, and I chose a Yellow Warbler Bird as my inspiration. The background was stamped with [hero_product_link sku="CG689" text="Foliage Bold Prints"] and [hero_product_link sku="AF222" text="Soft Olive Shadow Ink"]. I stamped the little birdie over [hero_product_link sku="PS610" text="Snow Layering paper"] with [hero_product_link sku="AF214" text="Cup O'Joe Mid Tone Shadow Ink"], colored with markers, and trimmed into a rectangle. I matted the panel with a piece of Layering Paper, and then adhered the panel over the card. I white-embossed the sentiment over a strip of black card stock, and I put it below the birdie image with foam dots.

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The final touches were sequins, gemstones and pearls.

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Birds are fun, especially because of their pretty colors and using them as inspiration can be a great way to create your very own color combos and have a lot of fun stamping your cards or crafty projects.

Thanks for joining me today,

mariana-sig

 

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