Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Sisterhood of Crafters - Stamp It!

Hello Dear Friends!
Today I have a card to share for the new challenge offered at
Diane is our hostess today and she has requested we

(must use a clear or rubber stamp ... NO digi's this time)

I have a lot of neglected stamps (my bad!)
but especially my Heartfelt Creations stamps & dies.
They are in their own basket and I just forget (old age ya know)
they are there!  Well ... NOT TODAY!!

I have used the Heartfelt Creations 'Fluffy Birdies' stamp set (HCPC-3646)
along with the coordinating 'Birds and Blooms (HCD1-756) die set
for today's creation.

I stamped my birdies image onto white card stock with Versafine Onyx ink
then after die cutting, colored in with a combination of Spectrum Noir alcohol markers
and Tim Holtz distress ink/sponge daubers.

A little shaping was done to give dimension to the leaves and I also
overlaid the three bottom sets of leaves for even more dimension.

My birdies were also popped up with Heartfelt thick dimensionals.

I was actually able to use some left over 'snippets' from other projects
for today's creation.  The lattice, butterfly and bird house were all
in my 'extras' box so it was nice to be able to use those.

Challenges to share in:
Path of Positivity April Challenge - Beauty of Nature
Crafts and Me April Challenge - Things with Wings
Daisy Chain Challenge #7 - Spring is in the Air
Creates and Makes Challenge #10 - ATG / Springtime
Shopping Our Stash Challenge #298 - Dies and/or Punches
CropStop April Linky Party #27- ATG w/ product from store

I hope you'll come join in our challenge.
It's always so inspiring to see what everyone creates!!!

Thanks for stopping by today and as always . . .

Papers:  White cs, medium blue cs, olive green cs, harvest gold cs, eggplant cs, black cs
Stamp/Ink:  Heartfelt Creations 'Fluffy Birdies' / Versafine Onyx, Tim Holtz 'Broken China', 'Scattered Straw' (birds)
Dies:  Heartfelt 'Birds and Blooms', Spellbinder 'Fancy Lattice' #S5-152, Tutti Designs 'Happy' #228 and 'Birthday' #229, Die-Namites 'Fancy Birdhouses' #DN-1168,
Accessories:  Martha Stewart '3-in-1 Butterfly Punch', Nuvo Blue & White Crystal Drops, Creative Memories Corner Rounder, Heartfelt Creations Flower Shaping Kit, Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers LG4 & DG3 (leaves), GB6 (buds)


KarinsArtScrap said...

this is beautiful and fab stamp Darlene
Gr Karin

Donna Phelan said...

Beautiful image, fabulous coloring! Pretty lattice background die and I love your dotted accents and the placement of your wonky panel! Sooooo Pretty!

Diane said...

Beautifully created and beautiful design...I have all these stamps and have never used them...someday soon I hope..old age, whats that? LOL!!

Esther Asbury said...

Absolutely Gorgeous!! You included so many wonderful details, and I love that you decorated the inside too!
I'd love for you to link this up to the Cropstop Challenge where anything goes as long as you use a few products from companies they carry in the store (you did!).
You can check out the current link party here:

Olga Jewell said...


Esther Asbury said...

Thanks for linking up!!

Flo said...

Those birds are adorable! Love the coloring, too.

Linda S. said...

Another gorgeous card. You gave us lots of the details, but is there any chance you could list the Spectrum Noir markers you used? The coloring on the birds and leaves is so very pretty.

Conniecrafter said...

Oh my it is just lovely and like the orientation of the design, such pretty coloring of the birds and great shaping, gives such great dimension!

Leslie Miller said...

These birds are so cute! You did a fantastic job coloring them, too. Pretty card design with the tilt and the lattice. Love it!!

Mimi said...

Wow, these guys are so cute... what a cheerful lil' bunch! Aren't you so glad you inked them up? I am! Thanks for sharing at Shopping Our Stash this week!

lauren bergold said...

what an incredibly lovely card! thanks for SHOPPING YOUR (dies & punches!) STASH with us this week! <3