Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Singing Birds

Hi there.  I'm so glad you stopped by!

I'm sliding in at the last minute with this one.

Both of these dies are quite old.  I hope they are still available.  If not, I'm pretty sure
that Memory Box has something similar.  Their new Backyard Wren is high on my wish list
but for now these little gems will have to do.

The branch was cut from cardstock and colored with a Copic marker (branches) and 
a sponge dauber with Distress Oxide ink (leaves).
The birds were cut from watercolor paper and colored with a damp waterbrush and ink squished
into the top of the inkpad.

I used the branch die to emboss the background and to finish it off, covered the birds with
sticky notes and splattered with some Brushed Corduroy re-inker and White Gouache.

I love this sentiment and think this card will go to a sweet friend who is going through
chemo.  She's a singer.


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Eloquence (PB)
Ink:   Rustic Wilderness (DOX), Cajun Craze, Baked Brown Sugar
Paper:  Neenah Solar White, Watercolor (Arches Cold Press), Field Day (MFT), Back of cover of Mixed Media pad (Strathmore) 
Other:  Copic E23, Fresh Foliage die (MB), Singing Birds die (MB)


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JoAnn said...

Beautiful. Love those little birds singing away. All the splatters look great. I like how you embossed the background with the die.

Brenda in IN said...

A beautiful card and wonderful sentiment to send to a singer. She will love this card and your thoughtfulness.

I Card Everyone said...

I find it hard to resist any of the birds, Bonnie! Your sweet little songbirds will be loved and appreciated! Especially that wonderful sentiment - words to live by for sure.
Love that embossing using your die!

Marcia Hill said...

This is such a beautiful card Bonnie! I love both your sweet little songbirds sitting in the branches and that background is just a lovely as can be! LOVE the sentiment too! This will surely brighten up your friends day!! Hugs. :0)

Lisa Elton said...

I love the sentiment and the birds are super cute! This is a wonderful card, Bonnie!

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

SO beautiful, with the lovely birds, embossing and fabulous sentiment.
Faith x

nancy littrell said...

Beautiful sweet bird card that your special friend will treasure. TFS Bonnie...Love and Hugs..Nancy

jimlynn said...

Love the way you did the embossing of the branch in the background. So pretty and cute little birds.

Brenda said...

Such a sweet and beautiful card Bonnie! I love those little birds, you do bird so well! The sentiment is so true, we should all does something that makes our heart sing everyday. Love this! Hugs, Brenda

Bobby said...

I love your sweet birds, Bonnie, and what a great idea to emboss the card with the leaves die before attaching them. Your friend will definitely be uplifted by your thoughtfullness.

Pat said...

I love your sweet birds on the leafy branch Bonnie and such a great idea to emboss the background using the die, and finished with a great sentiment and pretty splatters. x

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Sweet birdie pair on the branch, Bonnie, and I love the embossed leafy branch in the background!

Christine Alexander said...

Beautiful birds on a branch and I love how you embossed the leaves into the background ♥

Cat Craig said...

The embossing and the die cut off set one another beautifully. Love your birdies too.

kiwimeskreations said...

Love this Bonnie - the embossed branch just offset from the die cut is perfect, adding interest without detracting from the diecuts

Susan said...

Such lovely birds and a great background - love the idea of using the branch die to emboss the background and then cut a branch to layer over it!

HilaryJane said...

Great idea to emboss the background and those splatters are amazing xx

My Paper Epiphany said...

Beautifully coloured die-cuts and a gorgeous card!

jimlynn said...

Not sure my other comment went through but I love this Bonnie. The embossing in the background is so pretty too.

Vicky Hayes said...

Oh the dies are wonderful Bonnie (another for my wishlist!) and what a wonderful card and sentiment for your friend. Sending up a prayer for her. Vicky x

TK said...

Very pretty - while you may have a new bird on the "list", these are beautiful too

Leslie Miller said...

The sentiment is the best advice. Birds in the garden put a song in my heart, and then to craft them on a card is the next best thing. How lovely this is, Bonnie. No matter that they're not brand new, they are little gems. I love that they're a pair. A delicately beautiful background, too.

Trina P. said...

Beautiful and heartfelt. Your friend will love it and be uplifted.

BożenA said...

A sweet card and really beautifully colored birds. I really like the design of the card.