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!
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