..tisn't often that I do speedy makes but the cuteness of the new Carved Birds stamps Vol 2 from Darkroom Door allows the stamper to do just that... ink and stamp! On Tuesday I showed up a rather involved creation using the gorgeous Carved Birds, designed by my DD DT teamie, Godelieve Tijskens and promised I would be back with a quick make card... and here I am!
This literally is a five minute make too. Using a few different coloured ink pads and a couple of the birdies to make a border, simply ink up the birds and stamp them in a line. I used the new Wendy Vecchi Signature Designer Archival Inks from Ranger, I do love stamping in Archival to achieve that crisper image but most inks will work well. Once the birds were stamped, I used an Archival Pen and added black to the legs and beaks and eyes of the birds for a spot of contrast. Next I stamped the largest bird in Red Geranium Archival, cut him out and then added Black Archival Pen to his beak and eye and then around his markings. A Sharpie Marker comes is sooo handy for the next step... cut out the bird and then use the Sharpie to draw around the edge of the bird... this will make the red ink have a frame so he pops more from the card. Use a ball tool or paper stump to "puff" his body, add 3d foam, pop him onto the card and then use the Archival Pen to add legs (I added knobbly knees to him too) The sentiment is a fabby Word Strip sentiment... cut out, edged with more Sharpie and then 3D'd onto the card. And done! Sometimes the simplest design and the quickest card can be the most rewarding, I think I have captured the quirkiness of these cute little birdies and using the different colours just adds to the fun.
I shall away now... today I am busy doing final prep for my weekend classes at Pickwell Farm... and I up to my eyes in cutting card! Thanks for looking... have a brill day! TTFN