Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Come fly with me

I still have a few World-Wide Stamping Week cards that I haven't shared on the blog yet. This one was for the Birds of a Feather challenge (to use some type of feather and a bird themed stamp).

I didn’t have any feathers at home that fit with the stamps I wanted to use, so instead I used a feather stamp repeatedly on the background. The background is manila cardstock which was first streaked with Distress Stain Victorian Velvet, dried, and then streaked with Picket Fence Stain for a chalky effect. The feathers were stamped with Rose Madder Archival Ink and the text and footprints with Frayed Burlap Distress Ink. I love how the ink sinks below the Picket Fence, making it look as if the feathers are blowing in the wind.

The sweet bird stamps are from a set I got from my stamping friend Daria as a RAK. They work so well with the direct to rubber technique. I applied ink with distress markers and misted heavily with water before stamping on watercolour paper. I painted around them with a thin mix of Frayed Burlap and water. The music notes were stamped with Frayed Burlap. TFL!!

Supplies: Local King Rubber Stamps Chicks; Oxford Impressions stamps; Sizzix Circle Framelits; Distress Ink: Frayed Burlap; Distress Markers: Victorian Velvet, Aged Mahogany, Rusty Hinge, Frayed Burlap, Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain; Archival Ink Rose Madder; Distress Stain: Victorian Velvet, Picket Fence; Ranger manila cardstock; watercolour paper; MME patterned paper; trim.


  1. Awesome colors, lovely card!

  2. Birds + music = perfection!! Love how this turned out!

  3. Wat 'n mooi geheel, alles mooi in dieselfde styl!

  4. Oh, so pretty. Love the fabulous images. The birds are so sweet. Great colors too. Nice design!

  5. Oh how beautiful, love your birds!!

  6. what a pretty card!! I love how you stamped the birds.

    I just missed the sale on Blitsy for those markers! UGH!

    Great stitching too :)


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