Friday, December 9, 2016

Best Bird Birthday

I had this little bird left over from when I made the easel calendars and needed to make a quick birthday card for a stamping friend. My Box o' Useful Bits sure comes in handy sometimes! The So Saffron stitched circle was languishing in there, too, which made the perfect background for the little guy. All I had to do was stamp the mesh background on it, then add the branch and bird. (His eye is a medium pearl, colored with a black Sharpie.)

Her favorite color is mauve, and I think Sweet Sugarplum comes pretty close, so I used it for the card base and added some Sweet Sugarplum ribbon from the Glitter Ribbon Combo Pack. By the way, that ribbon pack is discounted 40% right now, and the Fancy Frost DSP I used for the background is 20% off. But everything is "while supplies last", so don't wait too long before deciding you need it!

Here's the "How To"
 Bird & branch: Shimmery White 3" x 4-1/4"
 Circle: So Saffron 3-1/4" x 3-1/4"
 Greeting: Whisper White 1" x 5-1/4"
 Background: Fancy Frost DSP 4" x 5-1/4"
 Card base: Sweet Sugarplum 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" scored & folded at 4-1/4"
  1. Stamp bird and branch on Shimmery White cardstock with Basic Black Archival ink. Let dry thoroughly, then color using Blender Pens. Die cut with Birds & Blooms dies.
  2. Die cut So Saffron with largest Stitched Shapes circle, then stamp mesh using So Saffron ink.
  3. Stamp greeting on Whisper White strip, toward the right side.
  4. Adhere Sweet Sugarplum ribbon to Fancy Frost DSP 3/8" from bottom, wrapping ends around back. Adhere greeting strip over ribbon, leaving some showing underneath.
  5. Adhere DSP to card base, then circle to DSP (overlapping greeting strip a bit). Add branch using liquid glue. Perch the bird on the branch. I used Stampin' Dimensionals behind his head and back, and liquid glue to hold his feet to the branch.
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  1. Love the card, especially what you did with the eye. I bought these stamps and somehow haven't used this stamp - I think because the eye looked funny (elongated?) so this will work for me. was wondering if I could just not stamp the eye (wipe the ink off) and put a black dot there instead. Thanks so much!

    1. I thought the same thing! It looked like a human eye, not a beady birdie eye. Sharpie-colored pearl to the rescue!!!!


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