One of the sweetest sounds to me is that of birds "singing" early in the morning. I enjoy taking my coffee (and the cat) onto the screened porch, where she and I listen and watch the birds. Living in Arizona makes it possible to enjoy most of the year.
On a panel of cardstock, the images were all stamped in black ink and then colored with dye markers. The ribbon was tied along the lower edge and the panel adhered to a panel of black cardstock and then adhered to the card base. The inside of the card was lined with a panel of white cardstock and stamped and colored with markers to coordinate with the card front. The card was finished off with a soft dusting of blue ink with a brush on both the front of the card as well as the stamped corner on the inside.
No sentiment is stamped inside in order to have sufficient space to write a note. I'm going to mail this to my elderly aunt so kept it low
profile. I try to send her a card every few weeks to brighten her day and she
loves to receive them!
My design was inspired by the sketch at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #156 and the butterfly challenge at Creative with Stamps #1. Be sure to take a look at their blogs and consider having some challenge fun.
Techniques: Stamping, coloring, ink dusting
Size: A2 (4.25" x 5.5")
Stamp Set: "Sunshine Birdies"
Stampin' Up! Materials
Inks: Bashful Blue; Stampin' Write Markers in Bashful Blue, Crisp Cantaloupe, Daffodil Delight, Hello Honey, Poppy Parade, Pistachio Pudding, Lucky Limeade, Sahara Sand, Basic Black
Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black, Real Red
Other Materials: Stazon Jet Black Ink, Judikins Dusting Brush, ribbon from stash