This card is my entry to the Vandicrafts Artistry Challenge #15: Bye Bye Birdy.
What I had in mind was slightly different, I could swear I had a stamp that said “you’re nuts about”, my mistake, so I had to make some alterations to my plans and this was the result.
It was already dark when I finished, much is not needed for that now, it was about 4pm… Anyway, I didn’t feel like dragging the furniture to my bay window to take a better picture. I would need to drag a chair, the craft lamp, the handyman electric extension to connect the light… I’m already tired! So I took the pictures on my craft table, I hope they are not that bad.
For the first panel I used a stamp by the Stamps of Life and DIY texture paste with the 6×6″ stencil template Birds of a Feather.
For the second one I used the bird builder punch (by Stampin’ Up!), covered with clear crackle paint, the leaves and the sentiment are again from the Stamps of Life, and I also used the texture paste with a stencil Zoe had sent me a while ago.
I applied the crackle paint last night and set it aside, today when I retrieved the pieces they were all curled, so I removed the excess, turned the pieces and tried to get them straight with a clear block, but I had to apply some weight. When I returned from the supermarket shopping they were good to go. I think the problem might have been that I didn’t dry the distress ink before applying the crackle paint… Oh well, there is a remedy for everything 😉
In the third panel I used the bird and cage from the Tim Holtz die (also courtesy of Zoe) and the branch is from the bird builder punch. I used the Cracks & Specks stamp set (by Tim Holtz) with embossing powder. The music stamp is from the It is written stamp set (by Bo Bunny).
For the last one I used the same stencil, again with DIY texture paste, and the Vintage stamp set (by Crelando).
Feel free to pin, like, share, tweak, adapt, be inspired, or just contact me if there is anything I can help with.
In Love & Gratitude,