Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Love is in the Air

 I am up on the My Sweet Petunia blog today with this card. I am a bird lover, as most know, so I could not resist this set from Clearly Besotted called Some Birdie Loves You. 

The panel of this card is done using a smooshing technique along with a bit of tap dancing, meaning I tapped the paper into the inks. I used Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Lemonade, Picked Raspberry and Ripe Persimmon. Once dry I die cut using my wonky rectangles die then flicked the panel with yellow acrylic paint. 

In my mini Misti I proceed to stamp the images I wanted to use. I stamped the bird twice, and the leaves three times. The reason for this is that I would paint them differently then pick the ones I liked the best to use on my card. I did not move the stamps to do this, I simply moved the paper in my Misti for this. I then proceeded to colour using Zig Clean Color Brushes to paint. Once finished I fussy cut the images and styled them to use. 
I die cut the stacked heart and dragged it through some Lemonade ink and water before attaching to my panel, then attached all the my card base using foam tape. I then added the birds with foam dots, sitting them on the top of a heart for their perch, then added the leaves to the corner, and treated the flowers like sequins.
It was then I realized I had not stamped my sentiment - ack! Back in my Misti my card went where I stamped the sentiment using Ripe Persimmon Ink. I did several passes with the ink, as under the panel is hallow. It stamped perfectly, except for a bit at the top of the "t and h" in "the", so I touched those up with my distress marker.

This is a closeup of the card which shows the colours and the acrylic paint a bit better. 
I clearly had a lot of fun making this card and I hope you enjoy it as well. 

I did this video showing how I did this card. I hope you enjoy the video and if you do give it a thumbs up.


Thanks so much for visiting.
Products Used: Mini Misti, Clearly Besotted Some Birdie Loves You Stamp Set, Simon Says Stamp Stacked Hearts, Simon Says Stamp Wonky Rectangles, Aura 100lb Cardstock, Fabriano Hot Press Watercolour Paper, Tim Holtz Distress Inks Lemonade, Picked Raspberry and Ripe Persimmon, Tim Holtz Distress Markers Ripe Persimmon, Zig Clean Color Brushes, Foam Dots, Foam Tape.

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