My birthday card stash is running really low. I did some of these for my Mother who needed some birthday cards, too. Most of our friends and family have winter and spring birthdays so I'd better get busy and make some more. This one is based on the Pals Paper Arts sketch challenge. See more cards at: PPA77
- The branch and flowers were cut with the Straight from the Nest cartridge on the Cricut. A drop of Glossy Accents fills the centers of each flower.
- I used colored pencil to fill in the swirls on the stamped bird. He is stamped in one my new favorite colors, Colorbox's Prussian Blue. This is very close to Stampin' Up!'s new Marina Mist.
- I goofed up stamping "Happy Birthday" directly on the card front or maybe it was the Angels Mist I had put on first but anyway, it smeared. So I restamped it on another piece of Marian Mist, scalloped the edge and gave it a layered look.
- The matching envelopes are stamped with the entire bird and branch image in Old Olive.
Ingredients: Stamps: Birds Galore by Inkadinkado, All Holidays (greeting) from SU!; Text Style from PTI
DSP and Cardstock: Pear Pizzazz, Marina Mist from SU!
Ink: Prussian Blue Fluid Chalk from Colorbox; Dusty Concord from Ranger
Ribbon: Certainly Celery from SU!