Friday, May 27, 2016

Nature Bird Card

Hello! I hope everyone will have a happy and safe holiday weekend!  It is Memorial Day weekend in the USA, and it should be good, hot weather for us.  

Today, I am using some new supplies and stamps that I picked up before life got real busy, and now have had a chance to try out.  I had lots of fun stamping with those tiny stamps to create my own customized background paper, and then lots of fun coloring the cute little bird with colored pencils!

I did want to leave my options open for this card, so I didn't add a sentiment. I *may* use it for a Father's Day card, and that is the reason I used the woodgrain embossing folder.  

I didn't realize that these small Dina Wakely birdie stamps (I got mine at Michaels) were acrylic and not photopolymer, but they are still so cute and I just use Versafine for the ink and they still stamp out perfectly.  

Supplies:  Rubber Stamp Tapestry Herbal Sachet stamp set, Dina Wakely Media Little Birdies Stamp and Stencil set, Versafine Onyx Black Ink, Avery Elle Pigment ink Lemongrass, Celery, Mint to Be, Kraft, Truffle, Gina K Jelly Bean Green cardstock, Kraft cardstock, Darice woodgrain embossing folder.

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  1. Cute little bird. It would make a nice Fathers Day card, or any kind of card. Thanks for your comments on my card on SCS.

  2. Oh, Heidi, this little bird is so adorable, and your pencil coloring is beautiful! I love the woodgrain embossing and think it would be perfect for Father's Day! Hugs, sweet friend!

  3. I have always loved this sketchy bird and you have really made it shine on that delicate background, what a wonderful design!

  4. I love that you left your options open. Yes indeed the woodgrain embossing folder would be perfect for Father's Day. Your bird is so cute and coloured up nicely.

  5. I just love your paper choice behind this little birdie. I tried to find the name of the patterned paper in your blurb, but must have missed it. It has shabby chic possibilities. BTW: Thanks for visiting my blog. I am always honored that you take the time to click the blog button!!!!! I will definitely be back to check up on your creations.

    1. Hey Sharon, thanks for commenting. The patterned paper is hand stamped with these cute peg stamps from a set called Herbal Sachet from Rubber Stamp Tapestry. I am a big fan of making my own patterned paper.

  6. very sweet bird and terrific stamped framing for it!

  7. What a cute bird image and I love how you put him on that pretty dp. Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Mod SquadChallenge Blog. We hope we will see more of your creations.
    MSCB Design Team

  8. I love this card! Such a great way to use the Herbal Sachet Peg Stamp set!! I think it would make a great Father's Day card.

  9. I love this card! Such a great way to use the Herbal Sachet Peg Stamp set!! I think it would make a great Father's Day card.

  10. This is such a lovely card. The hand stamped paper is pretty and so suits that cute bird. Brilliant idea to use the woodgrain EF with this bird themed card!

  11. Gorgeous card Heidi! The bird is adorable and I love the embossed background.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx


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