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Birds Of A Feather

Good morning blogland, hope you’ve gotten over losing that hour???  –  Showing two cards today, both very similar and why has she done two cards very similar you ask?

It’s because I made a mistake with the first one and forgot to add something to the mix.  Can you believe I forgot to add the extra card in the middle.  So one card has a few embellies and other has the middle card.  This is my Saturday morning class make and the girls love to see the finished article before we start so hence the two cards.

The topper on the card was the technique they learnt how to do and all loved it.  As you know stamping is my first love and getting messy my second but this card has the wow factor with hardly any mess.  It is made along the same lines as my explosion of colour card here.

We started by stamping a very old but still a fave stamp of mine from Hero Arts called French Writing With Butterfly which we heated with white embossing powder.  Then an acrylic block came into play.  Dabbed Tea Dye DI onto it before spritzing with water then placed over the top of the white stamped image.  Left this to dry and went ahead with making up the card.

The card is another kinetic one which is made from one sheet of A4 cardstock.  It has an easel stand at the back for ease of standing up.  The topper fits onto another little card which has been added to the middle and there is also a flap at the front.   Everything lays flat for ease of sliding into the envelope.

We went back to the topper and over stamped, in a lighter shade of ink, with a background crackle stamp.  Lightly buff so the white image pops through.

A craft sheet was added to the mix at this stage with three contrasting DI ink colours being dabbed onto it.  The bird stamp was pressed into the colours and given a little wiggle so the colours blended onto the stamp.  Move away from the craft sheet, this is important as you really don’t want any drops of water falling onto your inks, then spritz the stamp with water.  Press the stamp onto the topper but do not leave very long as the image will puddle.  Used a botanical stamp next and did the same … pressed and wiggled gently.

Lastly the word “Believe” was inked with Versafine Black (my #1 choice of ink pad).  Ehhhh red faced here … guess who forgot to give this stamp to the girls … sorry girls.

These are the two cards I made.

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Here are the girl’s wonderful works of art they all did fabulously, don’t you agree?

Thank you Phil,  Susan, Faraway, Theresa, Maria and Phil (not a mistake we have two Phil’s in the class) for making my Saturdays so enjoyable and full of fun.  Huge thanks to Maria for supplying the M & S cakes each time … yummmm.


7 Responses to “Birds Of A Feather”

  1. butterfly says:

    Wonderful design on these cards – I like both versions, even though one was accidental! And the makes from the class look fabulous too.
    Alison xx

  2. Rita says:

    What gorgeous creations Shirl. You must be so proud of your class. Hugs Rita xxx

  3. Anne R says:

    You are so right, the girls did do fabulously! I love both of your designs and the ladies’ cards are beautiful too. Hugs, Anne xx

  4. Donna Ellis says:

    wish I could have taken that class, Shirl. DROP DEAD GORGEOUS – and so soft, that my heart feels peaceful and happy. These are gorgeous, seriously – because they portray so very much. I don’t see a mistake at all – I only see the beauty. Thanks for ALWAYS inspiring me, Shirl. I love visiting your blog. xo

  5. coco says:

    Oh, all these cards are really gorgeous!!! I love this stamps from Hero Arts too… well, normal since it’s ‘French’ writing haha :))) Hugs, Coco xx

  6. Buttons says:

    These are both gorgeous makes Shirl. I bet the class were thrilled to produce them. Jenny x

  7. Shirley says:

    Gorgeous card Shirley, I love them. I would love to take a class too! I hope you are doing well. Our clocks changed the first Saturday in March, so we are over it. But we still have tons of snow, it’s melting this week, yay! Take care, Shirleyx

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