happy bird-day

Two challenges with one card is always a huge bonus for me. At As You See It: Challenge #298 – New Stuff, and at Just Add Ink it was a mood board in colours that I love. Combining the two was fun.

My new stuff incorporates several items, one is the border die used on the glitter piece, two is the shape of the PP behind the birds, and three is the birds themselves. Its a new stamp set and only one bird had been inked until now. They came from Your Next Stamp as did the shaped die, and the border die is from Heffy Doodle. I had the PP in my stash and thought it would look good behind the birds. The little birds were stamped, heat embossed and coloured with watercolour pencils. I die cut them with Hero Arts infinity circles and added the scalloped circles underneath, cut with a Sissix set. Sentiment is from the same set as the birds and I heat embossed in white onto the purple paper. The little birds were initially stamped with Versamark and then clear embossed but they didn’t stand out enough so I went over them with a fine line pen. I’m surprised that I didn’t mess them up. The purple paper is a very rich colour but looks more black in the photo. Embellishments are from my stash.

I kind of like the end result, but it isn’t quite what I had in my head when I started. Thanks for popping in to look, it is appreciated.

18 thoughts on “happy bird-day

    1. Many thanks. The new die I used for the PP is just a topper shape and I used a paper cutter to get the sides. I like it though, because I think it can be used in many different ways.


  1. Very fun, Johanna, love these quirky birds, lol. All the purples really speak to me, and I’m intrigued by that background die! You had LOTS of “new” toys to get out there! Thanks so much for playing at As You See It!

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    1. I still have a complete stamp kit from MFT to play with, but haven’t had time as yet. It is fun to get new things to play with.


  2. Of course, you’d love playing with the purples, @lavenderhousecreations! LOL So pretty! And those new bird stamps have plenty of quirkiness to make them standouts! I love how you presented them. Isn’t it fun getting new products?


  3. Firstly, great combination of challenges. I like all of your new goodies and think you’ll get a heap of use from them all. It’s those really cute birds and the fun way that you’ve coloured them that I really adore – plus that pretty paper in behind them that brings it all together. Great card! Thanks for joining us at As You See It.


    1. Many thanks Jan. I’ve got some other new goodies arriving soon. Need to put things away as I don’t have room to play lol.


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