Friday, 6 September 2013

Super Speedy Five Minute Make!

..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

Hels x

22 comments:

Helen said...

Cute birds! I love the new archival inks, they are fab.

Godelieve said...

Fun!! I like your pen work here, especially the knobbly knees :)

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Hels, I love the new Wendy Vecchi inks, and I love how you have used them here on your beautiful card.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

carol edwards said...

Hi Hels what a clever little card. Looks clean and simple but really eye catching. Love the geranium red ink, and the way you have used it .Enjoy your day x

Marleine said...


Morning Hels,

Love the brightness of these cards. Brilliant. Oo er getting so excited for tomorrow. X

Redanne said...

You really have captured the quirkyness of these gorgeous little birds, love how you puffed up the body and I adore the knobbly knees. Only have two colours of the WV inks so far but they are fabulous... Hugs, Anne x

rachel said...

super cool Hels - and enjoy your workshop - I think it might be a bit rowdy!!!!

rachel said...

super cool Hels - and enjoy your workshop - I think it might be a bit rowdy!!!!

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Hels, lovely quick card, love the colours and think this is suitable for male and female birthdays. Emma

Crafting Queen said...

Great card, like the colours.

Joanne K said...

Hi Hels, that a very simple card for you. Very stylish. Kind regards Joanne K x

My name is Cindy said...

Fun and funky but would take me at least nine minutes lol.

snazzyoriginal said...

Great fun, those birdies are fab and who said you don't do clean & simple - I love this xx

Nan G said...

Such a cute card! Love the birdies and the new inks!

whyducks said...

Great work, love the birds one of them looks constipated poor thing! Or maybe he just doesn't like being behind a bird who just farted! Sorry I lowered the tone didn't I! But a great fun card Hels! x

annekescardart said...

Lovely card. Love every bit of it. Anneke. www.annekescardart.blogspot.com

Karen Petitt said...

Now those are different and I love them - gorgeous artsy bird stamps and lovely inks - always my favourite thing. Have a good weekend x

Carole Z said...

Love these 'arty' birds! Beautiful! Carole Z X

Clai01 said...

love this Hels! I think these birdies must go on my wish list
so quirky!

inkypinkycraft said...

Super cute little birds! Hugsvtrace x

trisha too said...

Oh wow, those birds are ADORABLE!

:)trisha

Kezzy said...

Wow super cute, love the bold colours and the birds are really funky :-) Kezzy xxx

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