I told you I wanted to work with the birds in the Colour Me Happy Stamp
Set, but I had in mind more white heat embossing on Crumb Cake Cardstock
I have no idea how I made the leap from that idea to today’s
card, but it’s a leap I’m glad I made!
my first attempt at this card I stamped the branch which is from the
Colourful Seasons Stamp Set, and I also set up my Stamp-a-ma-jig for the two birds.
I tried painting over the tail where it
goes over the branch really dark to cover the fact I’d stamped it in the wrong
I stamped the two birds on Post It Notes, and cut them out so I could use
them as masks.
Next I stamped them in position on a new piece of
Whisper White CS, then covered them with the masks, and stamped the
branch in place.
I removed the masks, and this time it worked beautifully,
except both birds looked as if the were floating mid air – their feet
weren’t touching the branch!
To remedy this, I used my Soft Suede Marker Pen,
and coloured in the area between the soles of their feet.
Marker Pens, I coloured one bird with Soft Sky, and the other one in
Next I chose to stamp the little blossom stamp from the
Best Birds Stamp Set, and stamped it five times in Soft Suede Ink.
coloured half the branches/stems using my Soft Suede Marker Pen, and
went over from where I stopped the Soft Suede with Pear Pizzazz up to
I just didn’t have a clue what
My first thought was to do a branch coming in from the other
side, but it would have had to be so short I think it may have looked
decided to stamp my chosen sentiment, which is from the Beautiful Day
Stamp Set, in the centre, and then went through my small collection of
Eventually, I came across the Hearts & Stars Elements (page
196) and adhered three in a row.
I added medium-sized Basic Pearls in
the middle of all the flower blossoms, and tiny Basic Pearls in the top
right-hand corner of the wooden hearts.
I finished off the card front by
stamping the decorative corner stamp, from the Hold on to Hope Stamp
Set, in all four corners using Soft Suede Ink!
I stamped one flower blossom in
each bottom corner, which I painted in the same way I did on the front of the card previously.
I hope you have a lovely day, and until tomorrow, happy crafting!