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!

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




Accessories
: 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

16 Responses to “IC277 – For the Birds”

  1. Both cards are incredibly stunning! I just love the pop of color in the flowers on the first card Susan and especially love the egg charm on the second one!

  2. Amazing creations, Susan. Your collage is gorgeous. Love the composition, colors and texture. Beautiful embellishments.

    The second card is a show stopper. What amazing paper. Your creative design if is a WOW inside and out!

  3. Lovely creations! I am sure your son will love his card!

  4. Any bird lover will enjoy getting either of these cards, especially your son! They’re both beautifully done!

  5. Wowwwwwwwwww, these are AWESOME, Susan!

  6. Really gorgeous. The black background is very dramatic and shows off your beautiful coloring.

  7. Susan, this is so pretty! I love your inspiration card.

  8. I LOVE how you colored the bird!! I’ve been using that stamp set a lot and this is so clever! I never mask….I should! 🙂

  9. Love the deep colors in the bird on the first one and the pretty colorful flowers to embellish! Great use of that paper on the second card, sounds like this card will be perfect for your son, like the way you used it for an embellishment too! Great job on the insides, I am usually happy that I just get the outsides done in enough time 🙂

  10. Love this card , well all of them really!

  11. GORGEOUS Susan!!~

  12. Both cards are wonderful! LOVE your coloring of the bird.
    Hugs and smiles

  13. Beautiful! I love all the texture and layeres on your first card! And what a nice collage card! Love how you added decorative accent!
    It is so cool that you son learned about birds. I can imagine how interesting it is! He will love his card!

  14. WOW! Those are both amazing but your coloring on the first card is fabulous! The colors are so intense…LOVE it!!!

  15. When I saw that first card the first word that came to mind was “spectacular”. And that’s what it is in every respect. . . the coloring, the layout, the whole thing, . . .spectacular. Love the second one too, but that first one blows me away! Best, Curt

  16. I love birds, too. This set has tempted me. You did such a beautiful job on these cards. The paper is fabulous!

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