Hi there, just sharing my first project using Sam Poole's Bird stamps from Creative Expressions.
I decided to go down the clean and simple route with this card and created a scene around the bird house. I used a little cheat to stamp the bird house on the base card so that I could stamp a little bird inside. By taping the heart inking and then removing the tape before stamping the image you leave the centre open. I then stamped the bird house again, cutting out the box and the heart opening. This way I could have a little bird sitting inside. The box was coloured using bundled sage and weathered wood distress markers and then coated with glossy accents to give it more dimension. I doodled some grass at the foot of the bird house to ground it.
To make the birds look as though they were actually flying around the bird house I used the dotty flourish from the stylish christmas set, again by Sam Poole. This was stamped using weathered wood distress ink (second impression so as not to be too overpowering!) To finish off I distressed the edge of the card with weathered wood distress ink and then I added a line of faux stitching around the card using my bundled sage distress marker.
Hi, I'm a happily married mother of two beautiful daughters. I love stamping and have been stamping now for 16 years. More recently I have been designing stamps for Tanda Stamps and my Christmas set was featured in Craft Stamper Magazine the Christmas before last. My other interests are making jewellery, sewing, cooking, art, gardening, photography....to name but a few...I love sharing my cards with people and hope you enjoy seeing them!