Hi there! I'm back with a bird today. In fact, I made two cards with this not-yet-used stamp, purchased in December 2016. That's a crazy lot of time for such a pretty thing to be left sitting, isn't it? I was surprised at how much time had passed, but I looked it up to be certain. Sure enough, just over two years.
It's an Impression Obsession stamp simply called "Bird". I've often said I'm intimidated by the thought of coloring realistic birds, but once I decided to do this very simply with just a blush of color and nothing complex in the background it came together very quickly and easily. I used Prismacolor pencils and odorless mineral spirits for the coloring, and stamped retired SU Itty Bitty Backgrounds splatter around it.
I nested some Spellbinders dies for a designer paper frame and then set the bird panel right into it with nothing popped up. The sentiment is from my bag o' sentiments which were stamped, but not used for whatever project at the time. I have no idea what the sentiment belongs to, but it's a pretty font. Stamped more Itty Bitty on the sentiment circle.
Since the coloring was quick and the card very simple, I took the time to make some special flowers for it. Die cut, colored with pencils. Got them good and wet, wadded up tightly, then carefully smoothed out, but not too smooth. Dried them with the heat tool, then added a glue dot and Prills to the centers. They're very stiff so they hold their shape, but not too lumpy for easy mailing. Makes me think I need more flower dies... NOT. I have plenty of everything to last me a while.
Ingredients are listed below. Have a happy day!
Stamps: Impression Obsession Bird, SU Itty Bitty Backgrounds, unknown sentiment Paper: Neenah Classic White, My Mind's Eye A Beautiful Life designer paper Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Old Olive Coloring: Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol odorless mineral spirits Accessories: Prills, Linen thread, circle punch Dies: Spellbinders Scored and Pierced Rectangles, Elizabeth Craft Bunch of Flowers 4