Welcome to the Feathered Friends Challenge at Impression-Obsession. The design team has been busy pecking away on our bird cards. You can find links to all the designer's cards, along with details about the challenge, on the Impression-Obsession blog HERE.
For my card today, I used one of the Summer release stamp sets, Hummingbird.
Life Stuff Sentiments CL491
Special Day D20728
I started by stamping the flowers from the Hummingbird set onto Canson XL watercolor paper. I colored my flowers with my Arteza real brush markers. I'm over-the-moon with these vivid hues and color ranges of these markers. The brush tips are larger than Zigs, but they come to a sharp point for getting into those pesky detail areas easily. They blend effortlessly together.
After stamping and coloring the base panel, I stamped the image again, and cut it out with a circle die. I cut it so that the wing portions were spilling outside of the circle. To do this, I placed the die on the image, then drew pencil lines where the wings were. I then fussy-cut the wings up to the pencil line. Then I aligned my die, making sure the wings were on TOP of the die when I put it through my Cuttlebug.
I colored the bird and flowers that were on the circle with the same Arteza markers. I stamped the Happy Birthday verse from the Life Stuff Sentiments CL491 onto the circle above the hummingbird. To make the verse form around the circle (it is straight in the set), I molded it as I added it to my Misti top plate. I distressed both panels with bundled sage distress ink.
I added the hummingbird circle to the main card panel, lining up the images so they match with those on the card. I used my craft knife to cut some of the flowers on the main panel so that they would lift and curve over the circle.
Inside, I stamped the flowers and colored them with colored pencils. I added the Special Day verse.
I hope you will join us in this fun challenge. You have until June 4th to enter your card/s. The prize is a $25 gift certificate to the IO store. And, if you win, your card will be featured on the IO blog. So, what are you waiting for. Come on over and play!
I am entering my card in these challenges:
Addicted To Stamps - Make your mark
Allsorts Challenge - Birthday (Their 10th! - Happy Birthday!)
Little Red Wagon - Flower frenzy
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Bright colors moodboard
Watercooler Challenges - All about occasions
Thanks so much for stopping by today, and your lovely comments.