The one tab I would like to bring to your attention is the "Any Stamp Challenges". I have been blog hopping more recently and noticed all of the Rubber Stamp Challenges in Blogland. :-) I had someone ask if I knew where there was a list of challenges for 'using any stamp'. I said no, but I would collect them while hopping. If you are interested, check the tab. I was blown away with the ones I have already found. If you know of any I don't have, let me know and I will put them on the list. On to my card!!!
My Ink Well, and saw her cute Chickadee card! I didn't have the stamp set she used, but I did have a button I had been wanting to use on a card for some time.
Construction of Bird:
I applied the button to a remnant of white cardstock and drew the legs, tail feathers, and beak with a pencil. I punched out a wing with one of my tear drop punches and then used it to make a larger one with a pencil. Cut it out and used it as a template on some SU DP scraps for the wing and the background for the flowers. Mounted it with a glue dot. I trimmed around the bird, nose, and legs. Lined them with Viva Black Pearl Pen and applied a generous dot for the bird's eye. I used the Viva Hematite Glitter Liner to accent some little dots on DP on the Wing. Set aside to dry.
Stamped on Neenah White Cardstock with Cover-A-Card Swirls and VersaMark pigment ink. Embossed with Clear EP. Used Cuttlebug and Spellbinders Lacey Circles Dies for 2 die cuts. Used larger die as a stencil and brayered with SU Classic Bashful Blue. Used as stencil again on vellum to put over the Bashful Blue part to later stamp sentiment. Used smaller die as stencil for background on SU remnant DP and used Viva Hematite Glitter Liner to accent small circles.
Placed larger die over Vellum as stencil, cut out and mounted over center, placed bird near top, stamped sentiment with StazOn near bottom, created Tweet on computer sticker paper, trimmed around, and placed above sentiment, and used Viva Hematite Glitter Liner over all words.
Mounted bird and words in upper left-hand corner with 3D pop dots. Mounted May Arts ribbon and bow made with Bow-Easy as shown.
Mounted SU DP remnant in center of smaller die cut. Mounted Prima flowers as shown. Used Twinkling H2O's True Blue with Niji waterbrush on edges of larger rose. I wet the edge of petals first with colorless water and Niji. Then brushed the color lightly onto edges. It bleeds and blends on the dampened area for a softer natural look.
It needed something else, so I pulled out a Making Memories Blue Heart Stick Pin and threaded it with a Czech jet black onyx bead and a Blue Moon cultured pearl bead from my stash.
Done except for a little of the DP and Cover-A-Card in thin strips inside the card on the top and on the envelope in the lower left-hand corner.
Thanks for stopping by to say hi and look and share!!
Papers: Domtar White, Super Smooth, 90 lb. Folded card base ; SU Bashful Blue/DP remnants; Neenah Classic Crest, Solar White, Super Smooth; Tan or Bone cardstock;Vellum
Stamps: Impression Obsession Cover-A-Card CC002 - Swirls and Damask; Just Rite Friendship Nested Sentiments; Tweet Computer Generated - Flemish Script BT
Inks: StazOn Jet Black; Brilliance Moonlight White;SU Classic Bashful Blue; Twinkling H2O's True Blue
Accessories: Viva Pearl Pen Black and Glitter Liner Hematite; Niji waterbrush 9mm Small; Cuttlebug; Spellbinders Lacey Circles; Prima Innocence (I think!); May Arts Ribbon; Bow-Easy; Czech black faceted bead, Making Memories stick pin, Blue Moon cultured pearl