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Archive for January 18th, 2019

Such a wonderful assortment of birdhouses on the Etsy board Stacy chose for this week’s Inspiration Challenge (IC685). After much browsing, I chose THIS. I really liked the text/writing on the bird house & the cute little yellow birds. 

After stamping, coloring & die cutting the birds, I set about constructing a birdhouse. Originally I made one that I wrote all over, but it just didn’t look right. Then I made one that I stamped a text all over, but it looked too busy. So I made a white one, added a little embossing & attached it over the text one so that just the edges showed. I added a die cut ground & grass (from left over acrylic paint bg) & put the greeting on a “sun” shape. I know the birdhouse is a little close to the ground, but I ran out of real estate on the card front, lol. 

Here’s a look at the inside. And below it are the Copics I used.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Stamps: Rubbernecker Stamps – Be Yourself Bird 1Bird w Feathers Good Cup of Coffee Splatter Stains
Paper:  Staples 110# white, X-Press It Blending Card
Ink: Memento tuxedo black
Accessories:  Rubbernecker Be Yourself ,Bird 1 Bird w/ Feathers,Circle Stitch Frames ,Circle Stitch Clouds,Grass,Rectangle Stitch ,Stitched Hills dies,  Copic Sketch Markers, acrylic paint


The Free For All (F4A465) & Mixabilities (MIX312) Challenges are about Things that go Pop (my balloons) & the color Coral (2 of my balloons are coral). 

My card is pretty easy..I used a few heart die to cut a reverse mask & used it to generally outline the shape of the hearts then watercolored the inside of them. I drew the little strings w/ a white Posca pen & a lt gray marker then added the greeting & few punched silver glitter hearts.

Here’s a look at the inside.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
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Stamps: Serendipity Stamps – Sending Love  (inside: Mailbox w/ Hearts,  Valentine’s Day II)
Paper:  Staples #110 white, watercolor, scrap of silver glitter paper
Ink:   Versaclair nocturne
Accessories:   Serendipity Heart SolidMini Scroll Heart dies, heart punches, watercolors, Rubbernecker Rectangle X Stitch dies