Tuesday, February 20, 2018

SIP #138 Card Maker's Choice with My Monthly Hero February 2018 Kit

Hello and Happy Tuesday!  Jeff and I had a wonderful anniversary weekend and honestly I hated for it to end.  But... all good things must come to an end and so do weekends! lol  Monday was back to work as was Tuesday but I did have a little crafty time because as usual Tuesday means it's time for another Stamp, Ink, Paper Design Team project!  This week is my very favorite challenge of all challenges..... Card Maker's Choice!  I have to chuckle at the Challenge Graphic since it says Make a card using your favoirte stamp set, ink colors and paper.  I mean seriously can anyone have a favorite?  I love them ALL!!  

Well I do have a favorite new set because I just received the February Hero Arts My Monthly Hero Kit and since Jeff and I love birds.. it's going to be a favorite for sure!

Since these birds are mostly sihouettes and not a lot of stamp detail, I decided to use the Baby Wipe Technique to achieve the muted colors.  I folded up some baby wipes and dotted on a few reinkers and used it as a stamp pad.   I love the blue and greens achieved in using this technique.  For the front panel, I used a piece of watercolor paper and used the distress ink smooshing technique to achieve the background.  The distress ink colors were Picked Raspberry, Peacock Feathers, and Mustard Seed.  It's a bit hard to see the yellow in the photograph since it's pretty light but in person it really looks pretty.  I stamped the  "Sending You Sunshine" sentiment from the kit in the upper right corner using SU Crushed Curry Ink.   I added the panel to one of the Dark Brown Woodgrain Card bases that was in the kit.  The cool bird's nest was from a die in the kit and was cut out in Crumb Cake cardstock and I sponged some Crumb Cake Ink onto it to add a little dimension and interest.  The limb was inked with markers so that I could achieve the green and brown exactly where I wanted them.  I used the coordinating die to cut out the limb and adhered it to the front panel with Tombow Multipurpose Glue.  I also adhered my bird's nest at the very top and very bottom with Tombow, allowing the middle slit to open so the birds could be tucked into the nest.  The bird on the left side as glued with Tombow and the bird on the right was adhered with a Dimensional.  I finished this with three SU Glitter Enamel Dots in Yellow.  This was fairly simple but so pretty.

Thanks so much for stopping by!   Blessings, Tina

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