Monday, May 4, 2020

Happy Birthday

Join me for a fun biweekly challenge beginning today, Monday, May 4, through Sunday evening, May 17, 2020. Following is a summary of Double Trouble Challenge #56. For precise details, visit the challenge blog.
Part of this challenge includes the option to link your card to the Joy of Sets Tic Tac Toe Challenge #17. I selected Birthday, Things that Fly and Sponging.
Using Staz-on Jet Black ink the birds were stamped onto white cardstock. The image was filled in with a black ink marker. Ensuring the ink was dry, three colors of dye ink were sponged onto the image. This was trimmed down and matted with black cardstock. A panel of patterned paper was added to a black card base and the focal point was added using foam tape. I adhered pearls and the die-cut sentiment. The inside was lined with white cardstock and decorated with matching patterned paper.
Join us for these two fun challenges. Here are links to DTC56 and JOSTTT017.

Stamp: Stampin' Up! "Free As a Bird"
Inks: Stazon Jet Black, Stampin' Up! Bashful Blue, Wisteria Wonder, Peach Parfait, Copic Alcohol Marker (black)
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Whisper White & Basic Black
Patterned Paper: CTMH "My Reflections"
Die: Paper Rose (sentiment)
Misc.: Pearls & foam tape from stash


  1. Love that background and the birds are so striking in black.

  2. Love the brightness of the background paper against your silhouette of the birds...I like your creativity to make your silhouette by coloring in the stamp set. Love the focal point brushed background and how you carried up the yellow as well. Beautiful card.

  3. Oh I love the way you've done the silhouettes of these birds - makes them much more powerful - a great technique I'll have to try - thanks for joining us at Joy of Sets

  4. Love that you silhouetted these birds... love take for a birthday card. Thanks for participating in the #JOSTTT017 challenge.

  5. This is such a beautiful card, thanks for entering it the ~JOSTTT017 challenge this month

  6. I love your silhouette birds! Such a cute card Melanie!