Just jumping in to share a card with you. I found the idea for the bird crazy card on Pinterest and had to CASE it.
I started with stamping the bird onto Ranger water color card stock. I grabbed some of my Zig markers in blue and yellow tones and colored the bird, but I didn’t cover the entire bird with the markers. To give it the water color look, I used a water color brush (one of those with a water tank) and blended all colors together and onto the white areas.
Then I drew with the marker directly onto my craft sheet, watered the paint down and sprinkled it over the card with a soft brush. Of course I covered the bird with my hand, so he didn’t end up with sprinkles. I made this card for a colleague for his birthday and he likes to wear a tie in our company colors. That ‘s why I had to add a tie and color it in blue and orange. The only thing missing was the shadow. I drew a dark gray line with a Zig marker and blended it our with the water brush.
At the end I needed a sentiment and I liked the one from the card on Pinterest. So I searched through my stamp stash and didn’t find anything like it. Writing it by hand was no option as my hand writing is terrible. After a while I remembered that I have a bunch of stickers from scrap booking. Most of them were too wide for the card, but I found a set of round stickers with a cute font that fit exactly.
Now I die cut the water color card stock with a stitched frame die, added black card stock behind it and adhered everything onto the card base.
I hope you like the card and might even grab your own bird crazy stamps again 🙂
This card plays along in the CYCI #124 water color challenge.