Nikki here today to run through a card I made with the popular Bird Crazy stamp set. The card was created for a friend to give to a special person in her life. The request was to use purples, pinks and greys - so here we go....
I started with my purple layer - on the reverse I marked out the areas I was going to cut out to make the frame for the card. I used a little bit of wrinkle free distress in milled lavender and pumice stone and then added dusty concord with cut and dry foam. I then turned it over and cut along my pre marked lines.
Once cut I edged all the white bits with the same ink. Next I took the birthday letters from Tim Holtz (Sizzix) alphanumeric thinlits set and placed on my magnetic platform across the band. As I was using the negative space I kept the all the bits (eg the inside of the 'D' to use later).
Next for my bird! I stamped him in black archival on a second piece of card and then stamped him again in stazon on a mask sheet. Having cut out the mask I carefully placed it over the bird and then used distress paints in pumice stone, black soot and picket fence to create a marbled background. Once dry I removed the mask - and painted the bird with the purple tones.
Finally I took a die cut star, some pre cut numbers in greyboard and a scrap of card. I randomly stamped in black archival before adding some pink translucent paint. Once dry I added extra interest with some black soot paint with a credit card and then some white spatters of gesso. I die cut 'Happy' from Tim Holtz handwritten celebrations thinlits.
I cut the little hat by hand out of the scraps from the top layer and added glossy accents to the star.
I hope you like my little card - see you next time!