Saturday, August 18, 2012

For The Birds!

I have to get better at this.  I have been trying to make at least 1 card a day.  I am typically a "mass producer" when it comes to stamping.  I have always thought, why make one when I can make 8.  This way I can also keep one to never give away.  

Well, that thought has passed now.  Also, I've been trying to live by my new motto of "Use Your Shiznick!"    I have a very bad habit of "hoarding" everything, from background paper to anything and everything else.  If you've noticed, I've been using my stuff.  

Another thing I have to get better at is color combinations.  I decided to use this image to from the Stampin' Up!  For The Birds set.  (LOVE IT!!!).  I used Pacific Point, Crushed Curry, a touch of Tangerine Tango on the underside of the birdie, mellow moss for the grass and Going Gray (so sad this is discontinued. They really do need to bring this back).  Then I was stuck...  what paper am I going to put with this? So I pulled out my hoarded stash of Stampin' Up's! DSP and found the Walk In The Garden series. Just so happens it uses Pacific Point and Tangerine Tango.  The Stamping Gods were smiling on me!!!  

I love the border punch... and wanted to give the Pacific Point a little pop, and again, the Stamping Gods were smiling on me when I found this Sizzix folder that had the same pattern on it that the border punch has.  Who would have thunk it?!?!??!

I do have to admit, I made 2 of these. Some habits are hard to break.

(PS) I used watercolor paper, ink pads and a blender pen.  Love this technique!!!

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