Thursday, May 26, 2016

Stampin' Up ~ Birthday Bird

Today's card is one that I made for one of my stamp a stacks WAY back in September of 2015.  I saw it just sitting as one of my posts that was never posted.  I figured now was as good of a time as any to add some words to the lonely pictures and post it. :)

I love this stamp set and I'm sad to see it go.  I might just keep it around for a little while instead of selling it.  Hmm...guess I'll have to wait and see.  Since I made this card back in September I have to be honest and say I have NO clue what ink I used!  I'll attempt to take a stab at it and hopefully I remember correctly! 

Using two pieces of watercolor paper I place the little piece of watercolor paper directly on top of the bigger piece of watercolor paper, positioning it where I want it to be placed on the card and tack it on with just a bit of two-way tape.  Then I stamped my branches and bird using StazOn Black.  There will be a gap and no leaves when you stamp the branches, but the bare area will be covered up when you add the colored paper later. After taking them apart I used an aqua painter and colored the leaves with Pear Pizzazz.  To make them two-toned I just used less water with my ink to darken it.  I colored the fruit or buds, whatever they are, with Tangelo Twist and did the same thing I did with the leaves...colored them light the first time and darkened them in.  I colored the branches and the birds feet with crumb cake.  To color the bird I think I did the whole bird with a light layer of Crumb Cake, then I added some Soft Suede to his head and a little to his wings.  It looks like I used Cajun Craze too, so I'll go with that color. :)  I did dab the bird's throat area with a damp paper towel to lift some of the color.  To finish it off I added the shadow under the bird using Crumb Cake. After everything was dry  I put all of my layers together (sorry, I don't remember the size of any of the papers) to complete the card.  

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

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Supplies used on this card:

Watercolor Paper from local craft store

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