Sunday, October 6, 2013

Color Block Birds

  I hope everyone has had a great weekend so far!  We've been busy but without a lot to show for it.  Our backyard camping didn't happen on Friday night much to the boys' dismay.  We live in a subdivision and some of our neighbors backyard spotlights were never turned off and then another neighbor sat on his deck smoking cigars well into the night…yuck!  So with the brightness of daylight and the stink of cigars in the tent it just wasn't going to work out.  I guess I'm just picky or something with my sleeping conditions!  =)  Luckily we have a camping trip planned with Cub Scouts soon.

  Today I'm sharing a card that my club ladies made last month.  This is a quick card that looks like it takes more time than it does.  And it's a good way to use up some paper scraps that you have laying around and that's always a bonus!

 First, we layered some of our colored cardstock strips across a panel of Whisper White.  The overhanging edges were trimmed off to match the Whisper White panel.  Next, using one of the Chalk Talk framelits we cut out where we were going to stamp.  Without adhering the color block layer we lined it up on the Whisper White base and then stamped right through the opening.  That way if you mess up the image or the coloring you don't have to start fresh by making a new color block panel or try to rip it off to re-use it.

  The image was stamped in Stazon (aren't those birds sweet?).  We used ink pads and blender pens to color in the birds and heart.  Isn't this a great combination of 4 of the 5 newest set of In Colors?

  Once we were finished coloring we added dimensionals to the back of the color block panel and adhered it to the base lining up the birds in the center of the cut out.  A Whisper White stitched bow is the final touch for this card.

 Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: For the Birds

Ink: Stazon, Pistachio Pudding, Coastal Cabana, Baked Brown Sugar, Strawberry Slush

Paper: Whisper White, Pistachio Pudding, Coastal Cabana, Baked Brown Sugar

Accessories: Chalk Talk framelits, stitched grosgrain ribbon, dimensionals, blender pen

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