Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Blue Bird of Happiness...

My friend Mary Jane just had a lil baby boy... awww.. so I took the card from our recent Stamp A Stack and altered it to fit this need... I love the eggs in this stamp set from our Occasions Mini, the Mini Library Clip really 'holds' it all together....


With the Marina Mist paper and our amazing DSP (Designer Series Paper/double sided) from the Occasions mini... this is a easy and fun card. I ran it thru the tulip embossing folder and dauber in Chocolate Chip Ink... I used the Marina Mist marker to highlight the blue on the eggs...

The Stampin' Dimensionals really make the Eggs POP, eh? Here I used the Masking technique and the marker highlighted the blue on the bird... our Antique Brads are so lovely, eh? I flicked the edge of the bird area in the Chocolate Chip ink after 'roughing' the edge up... I love the aging of it this way...
Before Masking and adding (with Crumb Cake ink) the birdhouse, flower and eggs to the background... cute but a lil plain...
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