Birds.  I love bird stamps, bird papers, bird everything.  So when I saw this and this colorful feathered hair clip on Ruche, the Splitcoaststampers inspiration website this week, I couldn’t resist using my new Nature Walk set from SU.  The card uses  several stamps to make a collage with the large bird image as the star.

Lots of texture and dimension to this card as distressing and different embossing folders and die cuts were used.  The look was inspired by the old wood and distressed/vintage items in the photo with the feathered hair clips.

There was some stamping and distressing done for the inside of the card as well.

Being in a bird frame of mind I made a second card.  As many stamps that were used on the first card, in contrast, the second card uses no stamped images.  Instead some gorgeous Conservatory designer paper is used both on the front and on the inside.

Another collage on the inside, but this time it was made with patterned papers instead of stamped images as on the first card.

Little cutouts from the Conservatory ATC Tray Kit were added as an embellishment in the collage as well as an accent on the front of the card.

I think this second card will be for my oldest son’s birthday.  Hope it’s manly enough.  He, too, loves birds and has studied their calls and cultures.  Its fun to be outside with him and listen to the bird’s music.  He can tell me which bird is singing which song, a little about that particular bird’s characteristics and can even make some of the calls himself!  I think he’ll like this beautiful paper.  Maybe he’ll be able to sing some of these birds’ calls to me… awesome!
Thanks for dropping by today.  Happy Crafting!


Bird with Cage
Stamps: SU Nature Walk, Bring on the Cake and Itty Bitty Backgrounds
: Papertrey Ink Vintage Cream and True Black
: Memento Tuxedo Black; SU Chocolate Chip; Copics:

: Tim Holtz Iron Gate; Cuttlebug Embossing Folder Damask Frame; SU Embossing Folder Framed Tulips and Rhinestone Brad; Kaiser Pearls; Grosgrain Ribbon; Silk Flowers

Conservatory Birds
Stamps: SU A Little Birdie Told Me (Inside Sentiment)
Papers: Papertrey Ink Terracotta Tile
Inks: SU Chocolate Chip, Dark Chocolate and Vintage Cream; 7 Gypsies Conservatory DP and ATC Tray Kit
Accessories: Grosgrain Ribbon; Twine; Staples

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