Welcome to the weekend, my friend! I’m here for an unusual Saturday post for the Scrap ‘N Stamp Design Team. Today’s prompt is ‘birds’, for the daily challenge. If you haven’t checked this out, you should! The challenge takes place on the Scrap ‘N Stamp FB challenge page HERE. You’ll see a word prompt for each day of the month. To join, simply create your card, and share a picture of it in the group. Be sure to use the hashtag #snschallenge, so it gets noticed!
BIRDS FOR SPRING
We have a LOT of birds that visit our house daily, for the food we put out. It can get pretty busy out there, and it’s always fun to watch. So I thought this would be a good word, especially for Spring. I created two cards to share today, both using the Penny Black Wreath & Wings stamp set.
For this card above, I used my Zig Real Brush Clean Color Markers and a Mini Mister, for a soft watercolour effect. When doing this effect with multiple colours, it’s important to use your stamp platform. Once the wreath is stamped, remove it, and line up the pair of birds. Stamp them, and then lightly watercolour. To watercolour the birds, I wet the area, and then put down some ink with a marker. Next, use a water brush to spread the ink.
Stamp the sentiment from the Poppystamps Diamond Sentiments stamp set, in Versamark ink. Cover it with gold embossing powder, and heat set.
I wanted to add a touch of sparkle, so I used the MFT Winter Stencil Strips, masked off a few of the dots, and applied the Stickles Glitter Gel ‘Super Nova’ in random areas. (those aren’t messy blotches!) Finally, lightly blend some Broken China Distress ink around the edges of the panel, before layering it onto the card base.
BIRDS AND FLOWERS
Of course, Spring is also the perfect time for new flowers! This time, I combine the Wreath & Wings with another Penny Black stamp, called Perfect Pairing.
The flowers are from the Perfect Pairing set, and the bird is from the Wreath & Wings. Stamp the images in Nocturne ink, and heat set clear embossing powder over top. Use your markers to colour; I chose to use Spectrum Noir Tri-Blend Markers in Light Green, Bright Pink, and Citrus, plus Copics for the bird. The sentiment is from the Perfect Pairings stamp set, stamped in dark pink ink.
The gorgeous sparkle paper behind the card front is from the Memory Box Graceful Garden Glitter Pad – it has a gorgeous selection of glitter cardstock! A few clear drop embellishments finish off this cheerful, very spring-like card.
I hope that you enjoyed today’s two happy cards, for today’s prompt of birds! The supplies to create them can all be found in the Scrap ‘N Stamp store. Be sure to create your own ‘bird’ cards, and share them for the challenge! At the end of the month, one lucky entrant is randomly chosen, and wins a $50 Gift Card!
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