Saturday, January 27, 2018

Birthday Birds

Today I'm sharing a card I made for the Inspiration Challenge over on Splitcoaststampers.  Brenda asked us to look at Needlepoint.com for inspiration.   
I was inspired by this cute Baby Mockingbirds piece.
I had just received my latest Papertrey Ink purchases in the mail - and it included the Brushed Birds Stamp set as well as the Never Enough Birthday sentiments set and I was happy to get them out and use them so soon after purchase!  The dies that go with the set were already sold out - so I had to fussy cut them. (I'm on the wait list for the dies!)
I used this weeks Sketch Challenge over at Splitcoaststampers for my design.  I couldn't remember if I had a branch die anywhere in my craft room -  so instead of taking hours to look (!) I came upon this leafed stem die from Tim Holtz Flower Garden die set and just turned it on it's side!
For the background stamping, I die cut a big circle and used the negative piece as a mask over the panel and then stamped this lovely Ornate Background stamp from Wendy Vecchi (I love this stamp!).

I'm linking my card to:




Stamps: Brushed Birds, Never Enough Birthday - PTI, Ornate Dots Background Stamp - Wendy Vecchi/Studio 490
Paper: white, Spring Rain - PTI, brown - Core Color Coordinations
Ink: Harvest Gold, Smokey Shadow, True Black - PTI, Wendy Vecchi Archival Cornflower
Accessories: Flower Garden and Mini Bouquet die - Tim Holtz/Sizzix, foam dots, Vanilla Flower Sequins - Simon Says Stamp, Tombow Glue

12 comments:

Esther Asbury said...

Those birdies are beautiful and what a lovely way to showcase them with the stamped circle in the background! Gorgeous card!
We'd love to have you link up to The House That Stamps Built - this week it's Anything Goes!
www.thehousethatstampsbuilt.com/anything-goes-challenges/anything-goes-challenge-j2418

Heather said...

Simple and gorgeous!! Those birds are so sweet and the circle background is fabulous! Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.

Sharli Schaitberger said...

Oh! I just adore these sweet birds!!! Your cards are amazing - now I have to add another stamp set to my "Need" list!
Hugs!!

~amy~ said...

So pretty!

Bonnie said...

Love these sweet birds, Julia! Very creative to use that stem for the branch. I need to remember that!

butterfly said...

Adorable birds - especially that solo one on the second piece. Lovely work!
Alison x

Barbara said...

These birds are just the cutest things and they are perfect sitting on that branch that you made out of a stem and leaf. Very creative you are. Thanks for sharing with us at Seize the Birthday. We would love to see you again. Best wishes.
Barbara Design Team Member

Charmaine Stack said...

Such sweet birds, Julia, and I love the way you masked thre background stamp!

nancy littrell said...

I love how you used the sketch, Julia. Your birds are so sweet and love your stenciled background. TFS my friend. Hugs

Susan said...

I love those sweet little birds - you've done them in such lovely colours! Great background stamping and fabulous little flower sequins!

Loll said...

How cute are those birds??!! ADORABLE! Great colouring ... and fussy-cutting. And what a clever way to use your leaf die. Beautiful masked and stamped background. xx

Shylaa Shree said...

the birds are reaaly cute. A great card.Thanks for playing along with us at Addicted to Stamps & More. Hope to see you again
Shylaa DT@ATSM
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