Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Tweet Me A Song

Happy Spring!  Today's card was inspired by the birds I heard chirping at the bird feeder, a sound I've loved since I was little.  I used a holiday set by Altenew called Winter Cardinal and by changing the colors from reds to blues, I created a Blue Jay instead of a Cardinal.  You could use yellows to create a Cedar Waxwing.  Let's get started.
Altenew Winter Cardinal Stamp set
Neenah Solar White 110lb cardstock
Wplus9 Oatmeal cardstock
BARC Wood Paper
Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle dies
Memory Box Branch die
-Simon Says Stamp Slate, Dark Chocolate
-Lawn Fawn Deep Sea, Fish Tank
-Momento Bahama Blue, Danube Blue
-Distress Ink Squeezed Lemonade (set #10), Tumbled Glass (set #8), Blueprint Sketch (set #14)
-Delicata Golden Glitz
White Fun Foam
Tombow Mono Multi liquid glue
1/2" Scor-tape
Little Things sequin mixes in Warm Golden Glow and Mountain Lake

Step 1)  Using the largest two Stitched Rectangle dies, cut two panels of Oatmeal cardstock.  Using the MISTI, start the stamping with the branch in Dark Chocolate ink.  Next, stamp the feet using Slate ink.  Now for the body of the bird.  This is a layering stamp set, and it's easy to know which to stamp first.  The first layer to stamp is the body in Momento Bahama Bay ink.  The second layer is in Lawn Fawn's Fish Tank ink.  The third layer is in Momento Danube Blue and the fourth and final layer is in Lawn Fawn Deep Sea.  If you get any spotty stamping, just reink and stamp again (this is where the MISTI comes in handy). 

Step 2)  Using an ink blending tool, add Squeezed Lemonade over the top right corner of each panel and Tumbled Glass around the rest of the panel.  Add Blueprint Sketch around the Tumbled Glass, just along the edges for some depth. 

Step 3)  Add scor-tape to the back side of the larger inked panel and adhere to a card base.  Cut a piece of fun foam slightly smaller than the bird panel and add scor-tape to both sides.  Remove backing paper from one side and adhere to the back side of the bird panel. Remove backing tape and centering the bird panel, adhere to the larger inked panel. 

Step 4)  Cut branch from wood veneer paper using the branch die.  Adhere over the stamped branch using liquid glue.  Pull out three gold sequins of varying sizes and two blue sequins of different size.  Adhere with liquid glue in the top left corner.  Our card is complete!

Thanks for hanging out with me today! Let me know if you have any questions and I'd love to know what you think!

Much love,

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