I sure don't care for Mondays that have no mail. It is such a let down not to get at least something in the mail and especially when I know some stamping goodies are on the way. But I guess that still means I can play anyway and so today I made two more cards using feathers. This is for Darnell's new Twofer Card Challenge #1-Feathers which I think is such a fun challenge. I try to at least make one of my cards a bit outside of the box and I think I accomplished that this time too.
And I am proud to say I used some NBUS (Never Before Used Schtuff) which is a phrase that Darnell coined. I know I have quite a supply of unused goodies so this time I used the Tim Holtz Bird Crazy and Dies sets and also the Tim Holtz Crazy Talk stamp set. That has wonderful sentiments and they work for all year around too.
The first card is just using the tail feathers of the bird image. I used some Tombow markers to add color directly to the stamp by just coloring the tail feathers in various shades and stamped them onto a white card stock strip for the flowers. I then took the Tombow markers and hand drew the stems and leaves. This was then added to a black panel in which I used a Fiskers decorative scissors to cut the scalloped edges. I added a gingham ribbon and then placed it on the A2 size white card base The last step was to add the sentiment in Versafine black ink.
This card used a leftover piece of Color Burst paper that I had done quite some time ago. It was cut in a circle using the Cottage Cutz double stitched circle die and then I also cut another larger circle from the same set in black. These were layered together and since I already had the gingham ribbon handy I added some of that. My bird was stamped on white card stock and then I colored it in with Tombow markers before die cutting it. This bird was then popped up over the edge of the circle. The last step was to add the sentiments.
Well, now that was fun! I thank Darnell so much for coming up with a challenge that makes us look twice at our stamps and maybe find a way to get more mileage out of them. I hope you look your stamps over and see if you can find fun ways of using them in a different way too.
Thanks for all the visits and comments. Stamping hugs to all of you.
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