Friday, April 21, 2017

Birdie Best Wishes

Hello friends, it is Friday here - Daylight Savings has finished a few weeks ago it gets darker earlier and that means closing up and settling in for the evening - I love that time of day - but it will not be long and we will be turning on the heat.  With that in mind I am sharing a more summery card....

My card base has been cut using a Spellbinders Labels Fifty Eight Etched Die and Platinum 6 Die Cutting and Embossing Machine - Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares.  The background paper has been stamped using a feather stamp I picked up at Typo for 50 cents - such a cute little stamp.  I have used Imagine Memento Ink in Espresso Truffle , the feathers have been sponged the feathers using Teal Zeal ink and a sponge dauber.  This has then been cut/embossed using the same Die as the card base, just one size smaller and popped up onto the card base using Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares.

The Scribbly bird by Dina Wakley has also been stamped using Imagine Memento Ink in Espresso Truffle and coloured using preinked Sponge Daubers - I have to note here that my Sponge Daubers are always 'fully loaded', I rarely have to ink them to colour an image.  The image has then been fussy cut/ hand cut using scissors and popped up onto the layered card base.

  The Penny Black Inc. sentiment has been stamped using Teal  Zeal Ink, hand cut and popped up on 3D Foam squares making sure it is tucked under the birds feet.  The dots have been added using Imagine irRESISTibles Pico Embellisher in White.

This card is linked to the following challenges:
Die Cuttin' Divas - Shaped Card
Lemon Shortbread - Always Anything Goes 
Retro Rubber Challenge Baby, baby - use baby critters*
Color Inspiration Monday - Always Anythng Goes - Things with Wings 
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Splash It On!
Addicted to Stamps - Not a Square Card 
heARTful Stamping Challenge - Anything Goes + Stamp
Stamping Sensations - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes with a twist: Animals

Thank you for your comments and all of the support you give me - you make blogging such an amazing place to be!! Your encouragement is such a blessing for me - it makes my day! God bless you!
{{{hugs}}} and happy crafting


  1. Such a beautiful card, I love the gorgeous background you made with the 50cent stamp!!! Thanks for joining us this time at Retro Rubber. Claire DT

  2. Beautiful card! Love tbhe design of your card and you colored the bird so nice. Thanks for playing along with Retro Rubber Challenge blog.

  3. Linda, I adore your bird card with all of its added texture and colors! I just have to ask you how old the stamp images are.... in order to be voted on as one of our top picks we are looking for stamps that have been in our stash over a year or was produced more than a year ago. Thanks so much for sharing with Retro Rubber's baby critter challenge this week. Hope to see you in our gallery often!

    1. Thank you Katy for your lovely comment. The bird, feather and sentiment are all well over a year old - thankfully - it as nice to bring them out of hiding! LOL! :)

  4. I love your layered bird too! Such a sweet colour choice as well. I like that your card is an unusual shape too - it just adds some spice. But my favourite is the little Typo background stamp. It's amazing what you can pick up in there for not very much. Thanks for joining us at Retro Rubber.

  5. A gorgeous card Linda! A lovely shape and design. Also a very nice feather background for the cute bird. Thanks for joining our challenge at Addicted to Stamps. Marlies

  6. A great card Linda and a pretty shape as well, many thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations challenges.

    B x

  7. What a beautiful card! You really put some interesting details together and I love that you stamped that feather background! Lucky find for that stamp! Lovely colored bird! Thanks for joining us at Retro Rubber!!

  8. What a absolutely lovely card!

    Thank you for joining us at Die Cuttin' Diva's this week.

  9. I love everything about this card, the background, the bird and the dimension. The soft colors are so pretty, I just love this!! Thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

    Cathie ♥

  10. This card is gorgeous!! Thanks for joining us at DCD this week!
    Have a great day.

  11. So Pretty! Beautiful job on the bird.
    Thanks for joining Die Cuttin' Divas this week!

  12. Lovely card Thanks for sharing at Crafty catz this week and good luck.

  13. A lovely card by lovely Linda! I have just found you, looking forward to seeing more and I will go back and look at your past creations. TFS

  14. Wow this looks awsome. Love the elegant design and the bird. Thanks for playing at Lemon Shortbread and good luck. Hope to see you back for our new challenge. Bettina DT Member Lemon Shortbread xx

  15. Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Stamping Sensations, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x


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