Friday 21 April 2023

Birds of a feather

Nat is setting our challenge over at Daring Cardmakers this week — she’d like to see feathers or something feathered.

Birds are probably second only to florals in my stamp collection so that seemed to be the way to go. I decided to play along at A Blog Named Hero as well and use the HA colour layering stamp for my bird, making her a restful combination of blues. As April is their blog birthday month, HA want to see birthday cards this time.

Going white on white for the sentiment seemed right for a light and airy feel. The lovely die was gifted to me — thanks Margot! — and gives a beautifully crisp cut. 

Bird and branch colour layering (Hero Arts)

Bristol board

Brilliance by Tsukineko (Graphite Black, Pearlescent Chocolate)
Tim Holtz Distress ink by Ranger (Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean, Blueprint Sketch, Twisted Citron)
Momento by Tsukineko (Bamboo Leaves)

Happy Birthday Poe Script die (Poppystamps)
Strobes stencil (Visible Image)
Corner Chomper


Wavejumper said...

Hi :) The card is lovely. I like the burst of rays behind your pretty bird...what a nice stamp-with one foot up-feels much more natural. And I like the idea to go white with the sentiment. hugs Margot

Jeanne H said...

I like all of the elements of your card and all the blue!

Handmade by Natty said...

Such a lovely card Joanne, and those blue tones are just perfection. :D

Miri said...

Wow! That's a stunning card and such a pretty bird!

Michelle Lupton said...

What a sweet card! Thanks for joining in with our birthday challenge at Stay Crafty with A Blog Named Hero

Lara Rizzotto @craft.and.shine said...

Beautiful card! Thank you for joining in with our monthly challenge at Stay Crafty with A Blog Named Hero!

Essie said...

such a pretty birthday card! Thanks so much for joining our Stay Crafty With a Blog Named Hero challenge!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Oh my, Joanne - just love the layered bluebird! You did a beautiful job lining it up (I struggle with this set) & I love the rays behind!!