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Monday, 2 March 2015

Spring Birds (posted by Judith)

Hello everyone, I would like to show you some cards made using the Spring Birds multibuy stamp set. These stamps are perfect for this time of year, as our thoughts are turning towards the Spring time, and the warmer weather.

I started my first card by making a wrinkle free distress background; placing some Distress Stains onto a craft mat, and spritzing them with water. I also spritzed a piece of watercolour paper with water and then placed it onto the craft mat, ensuring that the paper was covered with colour. I dried the paper with a heat gun, and then patted it randomly onto the droplets of colour left on my craft mat, creating a second layer of colour on the background. I also dried this with the heat gun.

 I stamped some dog roses and a bird from the Pretty Birdcage stamp set along with a bird taken from the Spring birds stamp set onto the background. I masked the main dog roses before adding the birds and extra roses. I coloured the images with pencils. I added a sentiment from the Mackintosh Sentiments stamp set to finish.



I decided to create an easel card for my second project, and if you would like the full instructions for the assembly, you can check out the details on My Blog. I stamped the Leafy Trails Big Bold Background stamp twice onto plain card, and coloured this with waterbased markers. I edged the card with Distress Ink.

I die cut two circles, and whilst the dies were still in place, I added some colour with Distress Ink. Once I had removed the dies, I then stamped the bird image onto the larger circle, and a sentiment from the Amazing Birthday stamp set onto the smaller circle. I hand cut the mounts for the circles, by drawing around the dies onto some card left over from the easel card. Some toning ribbon completed the card.
   
My Design Team mates have been very busy this month making some beautiful projects with these stamps, so be sure to keep checking back to see what they have made. Thanks for stopping by, Judith xx

14 comments:

  1. The dog roses & little bird from the Pretty Birdcage are a perfect companion for the Spring Birds image & I particularly like your soft colouring complemented by the wrinkle free distress background & your matting. I had to look twice at the Spring Birds image upon seeing your second card & then realised how brilliantly you'd melded the two stamp sets in the first. In your second card the splash of Spiced Marmaladeseam binding beautifully highlights the warm chestnutty brown of the birds back & the eye is drawn to the complimentary blue of the eggs in the nest. The background really does make me think of Spring too & I love the brown card base - so in keeping with your colour scheme & softer than if black had been used.
    Paula (PEP)

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  2. Two gorgeous cards Judith but I especially love the delicate colouring on the first one
    Jackie x

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  3. Prachtig eenvoudig maar erg mooi. Groetjes Janny

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  4. Two really pretty cards, makes Spring feel closer :)

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  5. Two really beautiful cards Judith and I love the way you have brought different stamp sets together so cleverly in the first and the colours are so soft and pretty. The leafy trails background stamp on the second is a perfect companion to the spring bird topper and the gorgeously bright ribbon is a lovely finishing touch. x

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  6. Beautiful cards, your colouring is just sublime. Especially love the colours on the second card and the first one is just so delicate looking.

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  7. OMG Judith these are so beautiful, the images and colours are gorgeous, I love the backgrounds you've created too, Kate x

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  8. Beautiful . Thanks so much for the instruction

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  9. Two exquisite cards Judith, I love them!! Coco xx

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  10. These cards are just wonderful and both coloured in beautiful too

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  11. Beautiful elegant cards. Love the light colours; looks like spring.

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  12. I really like this detailed card

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