Tuesday, September 1, 2015

SHOPPING OUR STASH #217 - Put A Bird On It

Hello and welcome! It's time for another challenge at SHOPPING OUR STASH! This week, we want to see a bird or birds on your project. (The feathered kind, not the middle finger kind. *wink*) Here's my card:

 Here's the inside:

I was playing with embossing paste last weekend, and made a couple panels. This is one of them. I did a light wash over it with cracked pistachio distress ink. The round frame was die cut using a lacey circle and a standard circle Nestie. The bird, sentiment and swirly branch thing were stamped and fussy cut. For a bit of bling, I added rhinestones (that I colored with SN markers!) over the design on the bird. I like it! ☺

You know you have tons of birdie stamps. Time to dust them off and make a project with them! Just link it up at Shopping Our Stash! While there, please check out the amazing creations the ladies have made for your viewing pleasure! Thanks and have fun crafting!

Stamps: Stampendous - Birthday Wish; Unity Stamps - Cuckoo Clocks, Twisted Metal Tags & Accents
Ink: Ranger DI - Cracked Pistachio; Memento - Elderberry; Adirondack - Butterscotch
CS: Darice, scraps
Accessories: GC; Lacey circles & sm. std circle Nesties; Nicole - rhinestones; SN markers; Dreamweaver - embossing paste; MFT - brick wall stencil; paintbrush; Marvy Uchida beige marker
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, 3D foam squares; Ranger - glossy accents


  1. Well certainly giggled at your first line. Would never have thought of that "bird" anyway awesome job on the challenge. great fussy cutting and design.

  2. Love the color-washed background and the bling on the bird!

  3. Great "mixed media" card, Chris! I, too, love the wash over the bricks...nice! Your bejeweled bird is cute!

  4. That bejeweled bird is super cute! Your fussy cutting is flawless and I totally love that Brick background! Such a fun background! ♥

  5. Love the panels and the blinged out bird!! Fab-U-lous!

  6. oh how i loooooooooooove that offset brick panel and of course the BLING is my thing, lol! plus i love that you do the insides of cards! ♥

  7. OH! What a fun offset background design! LOVE your inking on that texture too! And those gems--- that's my fav part! BEAUTIFUL, Chris <3

    THANKS so much for stopping by my blog and leaving me love <3 You made my day!!! HUGS <3

  8. Omgosh, you make me laugh, Girlfriend! This is adorable, and so fun and artsy. Love that modeling paste background and love that you added a swipe of Distress color over it. And the gemstone birdy and circle frame are really fun, too!

  9. What a fun, colourful and blingy card! Great design too. The brick background is so very cool.


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