Thursday, March 3, 2011
Birds in a Bush
Even though Stampin' Up!'s stamp sets give a full range of options individually, they also are great for mixing and matching. I hoped that the scale of the Aviary birds would work well with the bush from Pendant Park, and a little masking later, I found out that I was right! I love how it looks like the birds are sitting in the bush--especially the bright blue one in the middle. To achieve this look, you have to stamp the top image (in this case, the birds) first, then cover those with post-it notes. Next, stamp the bottom image (the bush) and then remove the post-it notes to reveal your nicely branch-free birds.
Stampin' Royalty Challenge #61 is a color challenge, requiring Wild Wasabi, Sahara Sand, and Garden Green. I love Wild Wasabi, and was reminded that Garden Green is a wonderful shade of green. Sahara Sand, on the other hand, I always have difficulty using. I like it, but it's not as plain as vanilla or white, and always looks a little gray to me on cards. What do you think? I do like this color combination and will definitely have to try it again in different ratios. The base of this card is Garden Green, as is the bush, and the accents--the layered square and the Dotted Scallop Ribbon border punch--are Wild Wasabi.
The finishing touch is the sentiment, which I pulled from the level 1 hostess set Because I Care. I stamped it once for each of the little birds, and this card is ready to spread some spring cheer.
Stamps: Pendant Park, Aviary, Because I Care
Ink: Garden Green, Poppy Parade, Pacific Point, Chocolate Chip, Early Espresso
Paper: Garden Green, Wild Wasabi, Sahara Sand
Extras: Dotted Scallop Ribbon border punch