So my order from the new catalogue finally arrived (woot woot!)!!! First order of business: play with the Bird Banter stamp set of course! This was one of my must-haves while I was perusing the 2018 Occasions catalogue...it just looked so fun and playful...I knew I had to get it.
Anyway I was super excited to play with this set. I had the idea to perch the birds on top of power lines, just for fun. And so I came up with two cards using the same design but different techniques and materials.
For the first card, I did a watercolor background using my Picture Perfect Party ink spots, a piece of plastic, and a spray bottle. It's easy to create this background effect: just dab ink randomly on any plastic piece (using the smaller ink spots work best for this technique as they are easier to handle), spray water on it to move the ink, and apply to your piece of cardstock.
I then stamped my birds on a scrap piece of Whisper White cardstock, colored them in, cut them out and arranged them on top of the power lines. And finally my layering piece is from the Sale-a-bration item Sweet Soiree memories & more card pack. (I just LOVE free stuff...don't you!!?!?!?)
Moving on to my second card, I decided to make it a bit simpler.
Instead of cutting out my birds, I did a little bit of masking. I then just stamped clouds randomly, this is from the stamp set This Little Piggy (another fave of mine!).
For additional interest I sponged the edges of my cardstock lightly with my Dapper Denim ink pad. Lastly my layering piece is from the Petal Passion memories & more card pack. I also used my Wink of Stella on all of my birds because my cards ALWAYS have to have a bit of sparkle! ;)
So which card do you guys prefer? I think I like the first card better just because of the pop of color in it. I enjoyed making these and plan to make more projects with this fun stamp set...after I get to play with my other equally fun new toys ;) Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely day crafters!
- · Whisper white cardstock
- · Basic black cardstock
- · Versamark ink
- · Memento ink pad
- · Embossing buddy
- · White embossing powder
- · Bird Banter stamp set
- · Little Piggy stamp set
- · Tombow multi-purpose glue
- · Wink of Stella
- · Picture Perfect Party stampin’ spots
- · Sweet Soiree memories & more card pack
- · Petal Passion memories & more card pack
- · Paper snips
- · Dapper Denim ink pad