A Little Birdie Told Me You're An Original

Today it is time to try a little whimsical look. Started with a 4 1/4" x 11" piece of Thistle folded in half and a matted Penelope blue pattern piece on Honey. The little birdie and limb from our Stamp of the month, Sunshine Birdies (S1603) were stamped on White Daisy in Archival ink and watercolor was the coloring medium of choice. Close To My Heart White Daisy works well with watercolors.

The sentiment 'you are my sunshine' and the sun were stamped directly on the blue Penelope pattern paper and I used a ShinHan alcohol marker to color the negative spaces of the words -- do this before you mat it!!

Next fussy cut, which means cutting out with scissors, the bird and tree branch. I attached the tree branch and in Black ink, I stamped the little birdie where I wanted him to be -- WHY you ask, because I wanted him to look a little 3D and stamping directly on the paper and paper piecing the body gives that depth. May go back and change the feet to look the same. Using the journaling pen, add a little whimsical border.

Do you like the look of an elegantly lined card -- a quick way to achieve this, cut regular copy paper to fit inside the card, here the piece is cut at 4" x 10 1/2" and fold in the middle.

Stamp your sentiment on the inside and fold closed, put a line of your favorite adhesive along the top edge, close to the fold line of the copy paper.

Keeping this copy paper insert folded shut, place it inside the open card, placing the copy paper fold up to the score line of the card base and close the card base.

It adheres your sentiment liner to the top and when it opens, you will see the sentiment.

The sentiment 'You're an Original' is from the beautifully floral stamp set Blossoming Expressions (D1665).

Blossoming Expressions (D1665)


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