Bird Bunch

A big congrats to Gayle, the newest Featured Stamper (FS730) on Splitcoast! She has a wonderful gallery & I was really intrigued by her 12 days of Christmas series & I chose THIS one to case. I liked the repetition of a single image, done in different colors so I kept that. I used different images, dies & colors & made mine a Thank You card. Gayle had 9 ladies &  actually, I had a 9th bird, but he just wouldn’t fit so I’m going w/ only 8. 

This card was a lot of fun to make. I love rainbows & I love birds so a bunch of rainbow birds is the best of both worlds. They kind of look like a chorus line, don’t they? After stamping, coloring & die cutting them, all I had to do was arrange them on the slimline layers. Fitting the greeting was probably the hardest part. When you use up this much real estate, it doesn’t leave a lot of space so this was my solution. So I put the 8th bird down on the greeting level to kind of even things out.

I even gave them eyes to match their plumage. Are these a color coordinated bunch of birds, or what?

It also takes a bunch of Copics to color these characters. The R’s went on reddish bird. The B’s on blue bird. The Y’s + the YR24 went on yellow bird. The rest of the YR’s went on orange bird. BG’s on teal bird. G’s on green bird. YG’s on yellow-green bird (the one in front). And RV’s on pink bird. The C2 was only used to shade their eyes.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Stamps: Rubbernecker Stamps: Bird w Feathers , Sweet Peony (Thanks), Thanks set
Paper:  Staples 110# white, royal blue
Ink: Memento tuxedo black
Accessories:  Rubbernecker Stamps:Bird w/ Feathers, Slimline Nested Stitch, Slimline Scallop w/ Stitch dies, Copic Sketch Marker