Birds and Giraffes

Hello again. I haven’t posted for a few days as I was in a little slump. Whatever I tried didn’t work and left me feeling quite frustrated. Then I received a few challenge recognition badges and top picks – and boy did that get the mojo flowing!

This first card is inspired from the current Color Throwdown challenge and the sketch from AAA cards. I was Featured Stamper for the last Color Throwdown, and will be Guest Star Stamper for the challenge beginning 12th September. Wow! I hope you can join us for that challenge. The colours we will be using this coming week are fab-u-lous!

The card below was really fun stamping and adding the little bits and pieces for the birds and leaves, so they matched the colours (orange, blue, red):

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I used Catherine Pooler red, orange, and blue, and of course I used to use the red and orange for the blended background, and I even did some water-splatters too – these inks are very, very versatile.

The stamp set is MFT ‘Mod Birds’ and is such a fun set to play with. I like how the filling stamps don’t fully match and complete the image, giving a quirky and modern look and feel to them.

The speech bubble die is from Altenew and I just embossed it into the background instead of cutting it, in such a position that it looks like it’s coming out of one of the mouths of one of the birds – does it work? I even outlined it a  little with a white gel pen – I wasn’t brave enough to use the black pen!

The sentiment is from Heffy Doodle ‘Wing Man‘ stamp set – another set I’ll be playing with soon. This card will also be entered into the current Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge – ‘stamps – no digital’.

This second card is inspired from the current challenge at CASology with the theme of ‘FLIP‘, and Simply Less Is More, with the challenge to use black, white, and one colour:

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I used the MFT ‘Playful Giraffes‘ for this card – aren’t they cute? I stamped the giraffes in Versafine black onyx – made sure it was completely dry, then coloured with an Altenew Artist Marker. Guess how I found out to make sure the black ink was dry before colouring?

I used a sentiment from the same stamp set, and again used a speech bubble.

Have a good day, and I hope you can join me again soon. 🙂

 

22 thoughts on “Birds and Giraffes

  1. Your bird card is gorgeous, so cute and loving the complementary colours, it really pops. Your giraffe card really did make me smile, I love it! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Less is More, Anita x

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  2. WoahhH!! I love your card!!! These birds are absolutely adorable!!!
    Perfect birthday card!!
    Thank you so much for playing along with us over Simon Says Stamp!! I hope you are having fun celebrating with us this very special month!!!
    We all hope to see you again this week!!

    Love Zoey

    ps. I am a bit late with commenting, I apologize ❤

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  3. SUPER cute giraffe card. I love the fun and playful look of it and it’s perfect for our FLIP challenge. Great job and thanks for playing along with us at CASology.

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  4. Two beautiful and fun cards ! I really love your giraffe card with the very clean design. A fabulous CAS take on our challenge. Thanks so much for sharing and for playing along at Less is More.

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  5. Cute cards! I especially like your bird one – your color mix is wonderful!! Thanks for joining us this week at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge and sharing your creative make! hugs, Maura

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