Hi friends! Happy Wednesday! Please join me in welcoming special guest Mindy Eggen to our blog! Be sure to read on for all the details and enjoy!
Welcome friends and Happy New Year! I’m so excited to be joining you on the Simon Says Stamp blog today. My card features this adorable Layered Chickadee die which is great for any occasion. I honestly was never a bird person up until the last few years. Now, I have a couple bird feeders right outside my window where I craft.
One thing that I really like about these small layered critters is I can use my scraps of cardstock. Some of the colors I used are Black, White and Storm Cloud cardstock to layer my chickadee. I see these birds all the time at my feeders.
I also thought my chickadee would pair nicely with one of my favorites dies which is the Privet Branch. Using my splat box, I lightly sprayed my die cut piece using Twisted Citron and Rustic Wilderness Distress Oxide Spray. I also added shimmer with the Tarnished Brass Distress Mica Spray.
For my background, I used the Filigree Snowflake Embossing Folder to add a bit of interest. I didn’t want the background to over power the image so I just lightly added some blue ink over the embossed design using an Altenew Blending Tool. I didn’t even ink up the brush, I just used whatever ink was left from a previous use.
I have a few hot foiled sentiments stashed in my drawer all ready to go from the Pinkfresh Studio Brushed Sentiments Hot Foil Plate. I paired the brushed sentiment with a smaller sentiment from the So Much Love stamp set. I stamped it in White Pigment Ink, heat embossed with White embossing powder and die cut with the Sentiment Labels die. I love how the black of the sentiment ties in with the Black on the chickadee.
I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration. I truly enjoyed creating this card and might need to create a chickadee in some rainbow colors just for fun.
Thanks so much for spending time with me today and thank you to Simon Says Stamp for inviting me to their blog. Best wishes in the New Year!
Thanks so much for stopping by, and thanks to Mindy for being our guest!