Thursday, 1 November 2007

Adapt-a-stamp!

After putting a santa hat on Bossy the Cow a few posts ago, my mind started wandering around the possibility of adapting other non-Christmassy stamps to make Christmas cards. Here's what happened:



I coloured the Singing Swirly Bird stamp in festive colours and used a gold gel pen to add detail to the beak, wings and tail feathers. The holly garland is made of leaves cut on the CraftRobo with veins added freehand with a green metallic gel pen. I seem to have the urge to add a bit of piercing to everything at the moment - not quite sure why but things don't seem to look quite finished without it!

Supplies: Singing Swirly Bird stamp (Cornish Heritage Farms), sentiment from MSE set, CraftRobo, Ranger Archival Jet Black and Brilliance Moonlight White inks, Prismacolor pencils, Sansodor and blending stump, green and gold gel pens, red linen texture cardstock, stitched grosgrain, corner rounder punch.

TFL!

12 comments:

Rosie (Freycob) said...

The experiment worked a 'tweet' Joanne ;-) It's a lovely card.

Beth said...

Lovely card Joanne, love the birdie too and the colours. I've got a similar bird, but it's a Hero Arts one, without the tail/feathers, lol. Well done. XX

Hazel said...

That stamp works so well on that card, Joanne - well done for thinking outside the box and achieving a great result.

Rhi said...

I love what you've done with the bird stamp Joanne, stunning!

Kathy said...

This is lovely the bird is gorgeous and the holly wreath looks fab

Farmersgirl said...

It's that bird again! Great idea to use the different stamps. Lovely card Joanne.

Louly said...

Fantastic! It has a real clean, crisp look about it.

Silvergirl said...

Darling card! I love using a non-holiday stamp and this bird is perfect!!!!

Great idea... I'll have to see what I come up with this weekend... hmmm...

Thanks,
lise

Karen G said...

Great use of the stamp, that card is Fab...love the holly wreath.

Caroline said...

I love the birdie stamp and the card is lovely Joanne......

Flossie's Follies said...

This card is fantastic, that stamp is great on the card.

Courtney Fowler said...

Wow. That's just too creative!