Best Birds – Thinking of You

Clearly I don’t know how to follow directions or read dates, as I did the wrong color challenge this week.  Enjoy your sneak peek at what we’ll be doing for May 18th and in the meantime, hop around to see what the real color challenge was supposed to be.

My card today starts off with Thick Whisper White cardstock which I layered with a pattern from the Succulent Garden DSP.  I think took a smaller panel of Whisper White cardstock and matted it on Night of Navy cardstock and adhered it to the card.

I created my bird and branch using the Best Birds Bundle.  I first stamped the images in Archival Black ink and then used sponges and Night of Navy, Old Olive, and Daffodil Delight inks to color them in.  The images were cut out with the coordinating Birds & Blooms framelits.

I stamped the sentiment in Night of Navy ink and cut it out using the Stitched Shapes Framelits.  Before adhering it to the card, I stamped the “artsy” stamp in Daffodil Delight on the Whisper White cardstock.


My card was inspired by the challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments this week.

Now click on the button below to see what Amy created this week.

  1. Amy Koenders
  2. Shelagh Freemantle
  3. Mary Deatherage
  4. Jari Francis
  5. Kristi Davis
  6. Jaimie Babarczy <– You Are Here


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13 thoughts on “Best Birds – Thinking of You”

  1. What a gorgeous bird! Your coloring/sponging talent is the best! I wish you’d do a video on how you did this! That addition of the “artsy” stamping behind the sentiment is a great extra touch! Love love it!

  2. What a super smart way to use our sketch! Flipping it upside down worked perfectly with this theme and design! Beautiful! Thanks for playing along with us at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

  3. I love how you flipped the sketch upside down! Your card is beautiful! Thanks for playing along at HSS!


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