Hello and thanks for stopping by today! This week the What Will You Stamp design team are stamping with Bird Banter stamp set. I’m imagining this little lady is sleeping softly in the moonlight, surrounded by flowers 🙂
Bird Banter Moonlight card
This week the What Will You Stamp Challenge is stamping with the Bird Banter stamp set. Please come over and add your card by CLICKING HERE to visit now.
I’m also playing along at the Addicted to Stamps Challenge with a CAS theme. CLICK HERE to visit now.
I’m also playing along at the Addicted to CAS Challenge. Birds? I’m so there! CLICK HERE to visit now.
measurements for this project
Whisper White Thick card stock card base: 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″
Whisper White card stock layer: 4″ x 5 1/4″
Watercolor paper panel: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″
Whisper White, watercolor paper and Glimmer paper scraps for stamping and die cuts
Bird Banter stamp set
By now you must expect me to watercolor any bird that I stamp from the Bird Banter stamp set. That’s a really good assumption! For this project, I went a step further. I’ve had an idea in mind each time I look at this pretty bird. She looks like she is sleeping and needs to be set into a scene with pretty moonlight.
I started the project by painting the bird with tones of blue and purple. I am fond of the silvery blue hues that are cast by moonlight and want to come as close to that look as possible. Speaking of moonlight, I chose to let her backdrop be a circle of the Myths & Magic Glimmer paper, to really set her apart and allow the black stamped lines to show. The florals are a portion of die cut from Detailed Floral Thinlits.
The mottled background is created with the ink smooshing technique. This is done by adding diluted ink to a non-porous surface and dipping the watercolor directly into the ink. It’s a unique and natural look that can work nicely in creating a night sky with a feminine touch. Here is a link to a video I created using this technique on a different project. CLICK HERE
Here is a list of supplies I used to make this card project. Links are here that you can click to get product info and purchase items, at no additional cost to you, as well. Thank you for your support with your purchase.
Having more ways to create a focal point on your project can make a project work for you. I hope you like this project and will come back to visit often! Thanks for stopping by today.
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