Friday, July 1, 2016

Happy Bird Day

A one-layer cutie:

Some masking... maybe not in the way we generally think of it, but
in this case, I masked a portion of the stamp off before I inked it.

This shows the masked birdy.  I used the ol' Post-It trick on the bird.
You can also see the stencil I made from Tim's Mixed Media die set.
I layered it for the background here... looks kind of trippy!

Supplies and notes:

  • The bird stamp is Hero Arts, first stamped with ColorBox Coral then single-stamped into a Ranger Archival pad and stamped again with those great texture lines from the fabric on the stamp pad  
  • The plant is from The Stamp Pad Co., also inked with Ranger Black Archival (I think the plant is called Shepherd's purse, or at least it resembles that weed in the PNW...)
  • The background was inked with DI in Peacock Feathers (details in caption above)
  • The yellow tone behind the black plant is Scattered Straw DI stamped through a Prima flower stencil
  • Target dollar bin and Amy Tangerine alphas stamped into Ranger Archival for the sentiment
  • Additional stamps are by Bisous Zoo, mailed from Autumn, thanks!  Don't use these nearly enough...

I will enter this into the following challenges:

And I'll leave you with this bit of inspiration to clean your desks today!!! I took thus when I realized my workspace had been encroached from every direction! I plan to clean and I'll share a follow-up soon. Oh, the shame...


  1. What a lovely card with so many layers of interest! And of course the darling bird just finishes it off... thank you for playing along with us at Seize the Birthday!

  2. Beautiful project, thanks for joining us at TIOT! Valerie

  3. Amazing project, thanks for joining us at TIOT!
    oxo Susi

  4. A cutie, indeed! Love the nod to birds!

  5. I love that you share your working place
    cool place with sunshine
    and I love you show us how you made your card
    love that bird and nice sponging stencil you did my sweet friend
    did you get my mail
    I got your envelope and not pay at all yuhuu yippiiee
    happy sunday sweet friend and many thanks you made my day with that envelope and the inside yummyyyy

  6. I ADORE this piece! I have those Amy Tan letter stamps and you've made me fall in love with them all over again. And the birdie is so cute! Love the clever sentiment, too! You nailed this one (as usual) and it made me smile!

  7. Haha this one is cute with the sentiment and the stamps are lovely.

  8. such a fun and funky card! :) thank you for playing along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!!

  9. What a funky card! Love the background. Thanks for playing along with Seize the Birthday.