It’s the Little Things

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 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: Garden Bold PrintsFoliage Bold Prints, and Pearl Strings Bold Prints. I began by stamping Garden Bold Prints onto a card base. Then, I stamped two different colors of card stock strips with Foliage Bold Prints, and 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 Snow Layering paper with  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 Foliage Bold Prints and Soft Olive Shadow Ink. I stamped the little birdie over Snow Layering paper with 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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