I decided to get out a never before used stamp set called Summer Warbler by Inspired by Stamping. It was one of the first sets I purchased and just now am using it. I brought it out many times and debated over it but had no idea what warblers looked like. Well it seems there are many variations and I chose to use the Red-Faced Warbler which is found mainly in New Mexico, Arizona and Mexico.
I also chose to use products that I had not used in years and years They are embossing fluid and colored pencils. The embossing fluid is a clear fluid and you rub it on with the dauber bottle that it comes in. It had been sitting in my cupboard for a long time. And, colored pencils had not been used very much by me lately either so both products got to see daylight from behind cupboard doors. After I had colored the image and stamped the sentiment I applied the embossing fluid and clear embossing powder. I then heat set it.
The last step I did on this single layer card was to add some blue rhinestones. They are a dark blue and a light blue.
I am entering this card in the Mod Squad Blog Challenge for this week in which we are to use products that have never been used or not been used for a long time. I knew I had items that would certainly qualify for the challenge. How about you? I am sure there are things in your supply drawers or cupboards that need some loving too! If so, go for it!
Well, I hope all have had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend. I thought these colors chosen for the warbler were right on target for the red, white and blue holiday.
Have a good week and God bless,