It's the weekend--woohoo! I'm still playing with Papertrey Ink / Ink To Paper's March release and had lots of fun making this sweet card! I used their Feathered Friends Mini 9 stamp and coordinating die as the main feature for my card. Have you seen their bird stamps? They are so beautiful and I definitely have several on my wish list!
All of these stamps have layers to stamp and fill in the parts after you stamp the outline! I love that! I created a card base by die cutting the largest and next-to-largest Love to Layer: Torn Edges dies first from some red card stock. (I have the products I used in a list below with links to shop.) I adhered the white die cut to the red, and used tape runner to adhere the layers to an A2 card base.
Next I stamped the greeting in the upper right corner. This sentiment is in the Prominent Petals stamp set that I used for the flowers.
Before I worked on the card front, I added a sentiment from the Inside Greetings: Appreciation mini stamp set and also some flower layers from the Prominent Petals set.
I stamped the outlines for the flowers, berries, and leaves from the Prominent Petals set in black ink. Then I stamped the flower and leaf layers from several brands of ink in my stash. Then I used the coordinating dies to cut them out. I did the same for the Feathered Friends Mini 9 stamp set. There's a layer that you see for the spots on the wing. I used it on the wing and also for the belly of the bird. Here in Texas, we have varieties of woodpeckers that have lots of white streaks on their underside. I stamped the speckles in Versamark, added white embossing powder, and heat set it.
I decided on my arrangement and then stamped the stems for the flowers. I added foam tape to the flowers on the left and the woodpecker and adhered the other elements with glue.
I always love sparkle and shine, so I added some clear Wink of Stella to the purple flower centers and the berries. The berries also got some Glossy Accents for more shine and dimension!
I shared two other cards on Instagram last month. I'm sorry I just didn't have time to write up a blog post, but if you missed them, here you go!
See, I told you their bird sets are amazing!! This card features the stand-alone die set called Feathered Friends 9. His background features the Enchanting Roses set and, again, the Love to Layer: Torn Edges die set.
This next card might be my favorite!
I used the absolutely gorgeous Flying By stamps and coordinating dies. This beautiful butterfly is frames out with the Border Bling: Dainty Deliveries Frame die. I know this will not be the last time I used this one!
I was so very honored to have been Papertrey's guest designer in March--thank you Papertrey!!! Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you've enjoyed my cards and will stop over at Papertrey Ink to see their amazing April release! Have a wonderful weekend!
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