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Thursday, March 27, 2014

Happy Birthday Birdie



There's a birthday challenge going on over at Purple Onion Designs, so I decided to ink up some adorable Stacey Yacula stamps and play along.  Neither of them is overtly birthday, but really you could use this sweet bird for pretty much everything.

The alphas were cut with Lawn Fawn dies and the papers are from an old MME pad.  The letters were getting a little lost against the background so after running them through my Xyron, I used a blending tool and some Antique Linen distress ink to give them a little more tint.

The bird and branch were stamped on white cardstock and colored using distress inks and a waterbrush and then fussy cut.  Then I stamped the bird onto the patterned paper.  This always makes me a little nervous because I don't have a stamp positioned, so I'm always just eyeballing it, but it worked out pretty well.  I adhered the bird and then placed the letters around it.  Then I added the branch, only adhering the branch part so that the leaves provide some dimension.



I really love these sweet images from Stacey and you'll definitely be seeing some more of them!

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used
Paper/Cardstock:  MME:  Lost & Found Two (Sunshine) 6x6 pad; PTI - Kraft cardstock; CTMH - White cardstock
Stamps:  Purple Onion Design - Sweet Offerings Set
Ink:  Versafine; Ranger - Antique Linen, Iced Spruce, Salty Ocean, Evergreen Bough, and Vintage Photo Distress Inks
Other:  Lawn Fawn - Cole's ABC Dies; Xyron - 1 1/2" Sticker Maker; Ranger - Waterbrush; Tombow - Mono Adhesive; Kuretake - Glue Pen

22 comments:

  1. Oh my...this is adorable and so perfect for any springtime birthday. I like the way you inked your letters...it REALLY does help them to stand out more! Your little bird image is so sweet, and looks amazing with the leaves popping off from the page. A wonderful creation (as always, girl).

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  2. SO cute!!! I really can't wait to come up to DC and get to pick from the leftovers in your box! Do you think this one will be in there? :)

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  3. Super Adorable Miriam :) Love this that bird!!!

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  4. Such an adorable card! I love your fussy cut bird and the soft tones you've used!

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  5. ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE!!!! LOVE your card and that super sweet bird is one of my favorite stamps!!!

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  6. oh my I totally love this.. such a cute card..

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  7. Oh, Mim, this is so adorable! I agree with you about Stacey's fantastic images! Hugs, Darnell

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  8. Now that's sweet, Miriam!!! That little bird and branch are perfect with the die cut b-day greeting!

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  9. This is adorable! Great card.

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  10. I agree with Laura!! The soft colors are so pleasing to the eyes! Love the waterbrush distress inks :)

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  11. Super adorbs Miriam! You did an awesome job coloring and eyeballing that birdie :-)

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  12. That is thee sweetest bird! CUTE card!

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  13. Holy CUTE! I love this! You did amazing coloring on that bird! Awesome card!

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  14. Sweet card!! Love how you did the birdie!! He is sooo cute!!

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  15. Oh my gosh is this adorable, Miriam!?!? I love it! Awesome coloring too!

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  16. OMG, you fussy cut that branch?!!!! Wow!!
    I love your card and that soft color scheme and I have to have that adorable bird now!!

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  17. So sweeeeeet! And I love this CAS design!

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  18. I love everything on it, the colors, the dimension, the light inking... Gorgeous !

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  19. Love this- the inking on the letters really makes such a great impact and love that gorgeous little bird. Know what you mean about eyeballing the stamp- that quick intake of breath before you go for it & hope you've judged it ok!

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