Good morning, everyone! Sometimes stamping is simply about fun and fantasy, and that's the case today! The challenge this week on Late Night Stampers is "Birds of a Feather" -- anything is acceptable as long as it has a bird on it! Humm ... I'm thinking! Humm ... feathers? And then, there in front of me I saw my daughters craft box and low and behold, what was peeking from the top of the box? FEATHERS!!!! "Why not!", I said to myself. And so I did!
I made this first card using the On Board So Tweet Chipboard set, Good Morning Sunshine DSP and the Hope Happens stamp set. I made the grass by cutting a narrow strip of Kiwi Kiss cardstock and stamped the sentiment with Black Stazon ink. I took my paper snips and made tiny slits all across the top. I used my bone folder to slightly curl the paper and it also helps to break up the fibers a bit so it's more pliable. I attached it to the card base using SNAIL adhesive. And then my fingers went to town flicking and smooshing and curling and ruffling until I had a "grass" look that I liked. I covered the body of the bird with some DSP, using an Anywhere Glue Stick. I sanded the edges down a bit and sponged on some Chocolate Chip ink. The eye is a Rhinestone Brad. I punched a small hole with the Crop-a-Dile and inserted the yellow feather through the hole, securing to the back with adhesive tape. I laid the blue feather on the back and again secured with tape. The legs are sponged with Chocolate Chip Craft Ink and the beak with Summer Sun Classic ink. The legs were attached with SNAIL adhesive and the body and beak were fastened down with Stampin' Dimensionals! What fun!
Okay, now for the second card today. Since the Late Night Stampers mascot is an owl, I just had to do another feathered friend owl. Again using the chipboard and DSP and the techniques outlined above, I covered the owl and then attached black feathers for wings. The eyes were created with Jumbo Eyelets (Antique Brass) and Rhinestone Brads. The moon was cut with the Circle Scissor Plus and the edges sponged with Chocolate Chip Ink. The sentiment, also from Hope Happens, was stamped with Chocolate Chip ink.
There you go -- two new feathered friends ready to bring a smile to someone's face!
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Today is the last day as well for the Many Marvelous Markers Special! This is such a great deal. When you purchase the set of Many Marvelous Markers, you will receive approximately $120 in FREE merchandise. Yep, that's right -- I said it was an incredible deal! Don't let it pass you by! See all the details HERE!
I have two Class-on-the-Go kits offered right now. The Top Note Purse Favor Kits and the Faux Alligator Skin Wristlets. These little purses are so pretty for spring and quick and easy to put together with my partially assembled, pre-cut and pre-scored Kit. Click on either of the links for more information or to place your order.
That will do it for today. Have a great one!