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  • Debbie Gaetz, Bella Carta

Crazy Bird Birthday

Tomorrow is my grandniece's 15th birthday. Of course, she's going to be 15 going on 42! I thought I'd make a quirky card to lighten things up. And this card couldn't be any more of that.

Stamper's Anonymous, Tim Holtz Crazy Bird, Crazy Things & Crazy Talk, Spellbinders, Memory Box, IMAGINE Crafts, Memento Dye Ink, VersaFine, Embossing, Die Cutting, Pretty Pink Posh, Prismacolor Colored Pencils, Stencil, Linen Card Stock in Ivory, Conqueror Cover Card Stock, So Silk Card Stock

That crazy bird was colored with colored pencils, as well as the hat. The hat was covered with Glossy Accents for a little dimension, as well as a bubble at the top. After stamping the bird, a stencil design was applied using Memento inks. I stenciled after so I could see where the bird was to avoid applying the stencil design in that space. It was quicker than stamping and cutting out a mask.

The background panel was embossed. A framing die was used to mat around the stamped image. The sentiment was stamped, inked around the edges, die cut and adhered with foam mounting tape.

Stamper's Anonymous:

Tim Holtz Crazy Bird 3 K1-2527

Tim Holtz Crazy Things Stamp Set CMS237

Tim Holtz Crazy Talk Stamp Set CMS236

IMAGINE Crafts' Memento Dye Ink in Angel Pink and Pistachio; VersaFine in Onyx Black

Prismacolor Colored Pencils

Pretty Pink Posh Sequins

Memory Box Rings and Puddles Stencil 88506

Spellbinders M-Bossabilities Embossing Folder EL-003

Spellbinders Nestabilities Decorative Labels Twenty-Two S4-387

Lawn Fawn Everyday Sentiment Banners Die LF1139

Ivory Linen Card Stock (base card and large matting panel)

Conqueror 118# Cover Card Stock in Diamond White (stamping)

So Silk Card Stock in Beauty Pink (decorative frame)

It was a fun card to make. Those Crazy Birds are really one of my favorite fun stamps, and I cannot wait to purchase the Crazy Cats stamp set. I know you can order these from Art 'n Soul.

JJ Bolton has created a new "take" on shaker cards. Check it out from the PoppyStamps' blog.

JJ Bolton, PoppyStamps, Shaker Card

Click on this link to JJ's posting on the PoppyStamps' blog:

On the Magenta blog today, Ellie Knol shows another beautiful card for spring.It's so uplifting to look at!

Magenta Style, Ellie Knol, Nuance Watercolor Powder

Click on this link to Ellie's post on the Magenta blog:

Carole Dion posted this card using a Magenta stamp last month. I don't know how I missed it but I'm so glad I discovered it.

Carole Dion, Magenta Style

Click on this link to Carole's blog for the details (you might need to change the language to English -- the option is available on the upper left column):

I am headed to Anaheim, California tomorrow. I don't know what kind of posts I'll be able to do from there. Hopefully I'll have some pics from the show that I'm working with Lisa Yang at the Local King Rubber Stamps booth. Thanks for stopping by . . . I'll see you from Anaheim!

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