When I placed my first order from the 2012-2013 catalog, two stamp sets were at the top of my order: Flock Together and Hoop La La. I could think of a thousand things I was going to do with those sets. After two cards with Flock Together and one with Hoop La La, though, these sets have been passed over time and time again. My interests just went elsewhere. When I sat down to stamp this weekend, though, I forced myself to use them once again. A self-imposed challenge! That’s how this simple gem was created:
I don’t know what it is about birds. Some people love them. Some people despise them. I land right in the center of the Official Bird Passion scale. Birds are cute, but I’m not crazy in love with them. These birds, however, are freakin’ adorable!
Tips, Tricks and Reminders:
- Draw a straight line. I know, I know. It sounds as simple as can be, but getting a clean, straight line can be quite a challenge. For the wire on which my birds would rest (they deserve a break, too!). First, I lined up my Whisper White card stock along the grid lines of my Grid Paper. Next, I placed another piece of card stock on top of the Whisper White (here I used Very Vanilla), lining it up along another set of grids. Using my Basic Gray Stampin’ Write Marker, I drew my line across the page. Here’s the trick: start off the page, dragging the marker off the other side of the page. If you start right at the edge of the page, you’ll have a slight ink buildup. Not pretty.
- Think carefully about your colors. This isn’t a baby card, but I used all the shades of colors you’d find in a traditional baby card. Why? Because I wanted my card to be a soft, clean note that engenders the same sweet “awwww” that I’d get from a sweet card with a onesie or a pair of baby feet.
Stamp sets: Flock Together, Hoop La La Papers: Certainly Celery, So Saffron, Whisper White Inks: Certainly Celery, So Saffron, Bashful Blue, Pretty in Pink, Basic Gray Stampin’ Write Marker
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