Sunday, 18 March 2018

Thank You card with Birds

How can it be Sunday afternoon? I swear it was only Friday evening a few hours ago. I can't complain though, I had a lovely Saturday in London with a friend despite the icy cold weather. I even came across a dress I wanted to buy a few weeks ago but didn't as it was too expensive. Well it was now very generously on sale and they still had it in my size. That of course means only one thing - I had to buy it. And I found another lovely dress too which resolves the issue of what to wear on Tuesday as I have to give a talk and want to look somewhat respectable. Double yay!

Today I have spent most of the day in the craft room, mostly working on my Bujo, but I also took some time to create a few cards. I was inspred by a few bird themed challenges, one over at Shopping Our Stash and another at Daring Cardmakers.

I started by creating the background by inking blue Distress Inks through the ARTplorations Bubbles stencil, and splattering water and ink on the watercolour card base. The I die cut the panel using Crazy Double Running Stitched Rectangles dies. I stamped the birds from For the Birds and the sentiment from the same set in Versafine black ink. I love that this is a super black ink so it creates great contrast. Then I adhered the panel onto a white card base.

Card: 300 gsm Daler&Rowney watercolour card, 250 gsm white card
Stamps: STAMPlorations For the Birds
Ink: Tsukineko Versafine Onyx Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Broken China, Blueprint Sketch
Other: CUTplorations Crazy Double Running Stitched Rectangles dies, ARTplorations Bubbles stencil

STAMPlorations discount code: If you want to save 20% when shopping at the STAMPlorations store you can use the code STAMPGIRLKAROLA at checkout. The discount applies to all normal priced and discounted stamps, stencils and dies. The code cannot be combined with other discount codes.


Kathy said...

This is a real beauty - Thanks for joining in with The Daring Cardmakers this week

Maria Rodriguez. said...

I love the awesome stenciled background, it looks amazing with your silhouette birds, just so striking.
Thank you for sharing with us at SHOPPING OUR STASH, hope you play again next time.

Angelnorth said...

Lovely design, the stencilled background looks wonderful with the silhouette birds! Thanks for joining us at Daring Cardmakers this week!