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Birds and Shamrocks

>> Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Hi Everyone,

One of my favorite things to do in summer, is to fill up my feeders and sit on the deck and watch the birds. However, in the midst of winter, I feel like that time will never come.  So while I'm waiting, I've colored up the new Birdfeeder stamp and made a friendship card :) 

After my image was colored, I then chose my papers to match.  I created the patterned paper using the Splatter background stamp by stamping in both blue and brown ink.  I thought that it might look like specks of birdseed.  In the end, I don't really think that's the case, but I like it just the same.  

The Birds of a Feather Greeting is also new.  I die cut and matted them both the same way, and used a scrap of the gold cardstock behind them.  I went searching through my stash for some embellishments in the form of brads or bling, when I came across these felt bird stickers.  I've had them forever and I've no idea where they came from, but it felt like destiny since their color matched the card! 

This was a simple little card that I made using the new Silhouette Shamrock Field.
I stamped and embossed the clovers in black ink and sparkling embossing powder.  Doing that gave me the option to sponge green inks onto the background.  While I was searching for embellishments for the above card, I came across this clover charm, so I added it with some baker's twine to the top of the card.  That was after I stamped the Lucky to Have You Greeting.

And here is a close up of the sparkle in the embossed shamrocks.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


nwilliams6 said...

Karin, I really like these cards! The way you colored up the bird feeder and added but little embellished birds is super cute. The St. Pats day card is wonderful with your embossing and sponging. Great treats today. Hug

Sue said...

2 Beautiful cards Karin!! Your bird feeder card is so cheery and those felt stickers were just meant to be there!! Awesome shading on the shamrock card - love the added shamrock there too :)

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

These are so pretty, Karin! I love all the blue on your bird feeder card & the cute little felt birds are are adorable accents. Your shamrock card is wonderful w/ the gradient bg & silhouette shamrocks.

Robin Clendenning said...

LOVE your birdie card, it is beautiful and those little felt birds are so cute! Love the bg on your shamrock card too, very cool and the baker's twine is perfect!

Shelia said...

Such pretty cards, Karin! Love the felt birdies on the first one. They really are perfect for your sweet bird card. And I think your background does look like birdseed! The sparkle on your second card really makes those shamrocks stand out. I like that clover charm too. Super pretty!

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