Yes it is that time again for another blog post and this week I have been making some cards with the Hostess stamp set Paper Bird. This is such a beautiful stamp set and is only $13 NZ when you book a gathering and earn some credits.
I have made three cards that feature the different shapes available. First up are a couple of cards using the butterfly image.
For this card I have cut the card using the Artfully Sent cartridge at 5″ x 7″ on page 13. I have then lined the card with the lovely Blossom papers and then added a trim from the underside of the paper and the gorgeous zip strip and finished with a small strip of White Daisy cardstock with the sentiment smile on it.
The cage has been cut out using the icon>shift function on the same page and then I have used Cricut Craftroom to manipulate the background from the Scene>shift to fit onto the cage. I have cut the cage and bird from Kraft cardstock and the background in Flaxen cardstock. The cage has been sponged with a combination of Honey and Desert Sand inks to make it look like bronze. The bird has been sponged with Desert Sand ink. I have lightly sponged the Flaxen cardstock with Desert Sand Ink as well
The flowers have been stamped with Glacier ink on Glacier cardstock with Flaxen inked centres. The other flower has been stamped with Sorbet ink on White Daisy cardstock and I have used the new Coral Reef sequins for the centres. I have stamped the butterfly using the rock and roll technique with Smoothie and Sorbet ink and then cut it out and placed it over the flowers.
A black sparkle from the sparkles assortment black/grey gives the little bird a beady little eye.
I love the simplicity of this card. I have used the rock and roll technique using a combination of Glacier/Lagoon and Smoothie/Sorbet inks for all the butterflies. I have stamped the same colours on a piece of White Daisy cardstock and then placed the fussy cut butterflies on top. I love the Sorbet coloured paper from the Paper Fundamentals pack and used small trims on the edges for balancing the card.
For this card I have embossed a piece of Desert Sand cardstock with woodgrain embossing folder. I then distressed with a combination of Desert Sand, Bamboo and New England Ivy inks to create a more realistic wood effect. I then punched a hole with the 1 1/4″ punch and then backed the card with another piece of Desert Sand cardstock. I stamped two birds using the rock and roll technique with Bamboo and Desert Sand inks onto Colonial White cardstock and then fussy cut them out. I distressed the birds with more Desert Sand ink for some dimension. I then stamped another bird with Desert Sand ink and cut out the wing and layered it on the bird with some extra thin foam tape. One of the birds had the head trimmed and placed in the hole.
I cut the branch and leaves out using the Artbooking cartridge page 84 and again used CCR to size it to fit the card. I cut extra leaves to add to the branch. The leaves in the beak have been stamped using the leaves from the Shower Flowers stamp set with Topiary ink and the sentiment is from the Flowers for Mum stamp set again stamped in Topiary. I have not used papers from the Pathfinding pack before as I find it difficult working with browns and greens (long story!) but the lovely patterned paper fitted really well here. I think this is quite appropriate for a Mother’s Day card.
Finally I have used the heart stamp here along with the little heart stamp from the Snowhaven Cardmaking Workshop on the Go kit for a card that is more my usual style. I love using the extra thick twine and have almost gone through the Glacier colour already. The pattern is from the Make It From Your Heart Volume 2 book and is such a useful pattern to use.
The Paper Bird stamp set is only available if you are a hostess for a gathering and if you would like to get this stamp set please feel free to contact me to discuss having a gathering.
Have a good week and Happy Crafting