Yesterday and today I finally decided what to do for Darnell's Twofer Card Challenge #12. The challenge calls for birds and I have so many it was hard to chose and I did not want to use an image already seen in the gallery.
I have chosen an older stamp by Inkadinkadoo. It does not have a name on it, but I love the baby birds sitting together on the branch. I found a picture of it on Pinterest but still couldn't see a name. Expect it is long retired.
Here's my Twofer:
Aren't the birdies cute? Next are the two cards a bit more close up and some details on how they were made.
To make the cloudy sky I followed the good idea from Christine on her recent It's a Card Days Night blog for CASology. Thanks, Christine. It really helped me. I used Ranger watercolor paper on the nubby side and watered it down greatly. Some Soft Sky reinker from Stampin' Up was dabbed on with a paint brush. While it dried I stamped the birds onto stash white cardstock with VersaMark. For the embossing powder (that I thought was light brown) and turned out to look like copper. Like it anyway, but don't know the powder maker company. I still love heat embossing, don't you? Then more fussy cutting!! My greeting is in SU Early Expresso ink using a square stamp from another older set called Spring Hills by Papertrey Ink. It was die cut with a stitched square die from the SU's Stitched Shapes set. I finished off the edges with a bit of the copper color too. The card base is SU's Island Indigo.
For my second card, I stamped the birds with Early Expresso ink, then covered them with some Wink of Stella. They were then cut out with an oval from the above shapes die set and popped up onto the card base. The base card is a long retired SU color called Creamy Carmel. I've been hoarding it. teehee Sadly, I needed a masculine sympathy card, so stamped this sentiment from SU in Early Expresso again and heat embossed it. I felt the card need something extra, so finished up by adding a few coordinating enamel dots. I do tend to do use a lot of colored card bases since I love them and I do have quite a stash of colors.
Lately I have been making cards with some new goodies and trying my hand at coloring with markers, so look for another couple of cards soon. Thanks for visiting. Please come back soon!