I kept the bird from Nancy's card but changed the colours and cut it out with the matching die. Like Nancy, I used a dp border and a script background but changed the colours and orientation. Instead of a stamped branch, I used a die cut branch. And changed the theme to Christmas.
I agree with Nancy that it takes some practice to use the Local King technique of colouring their stamps with markers - I used their brand of glossy cs for the bird as it definitely turns out better on glossy rather than regular cs.
I stamped my script on regular white cs but it looked too stark so sponged the edges with Distress Antique Linen.
For Darnell's "Never Before Used Stuff" challenge, I used the new bird stamp and die, the new markers, and a piece of old dp I'd never cut into.
It's also for the June theme challenge for the SCS Christmas Card Challenge - make a masculine Christmas card.
Date: Friday, June 13, 2014 GMT Views: 933
Registered: January 20, 2010 Location: Brampton, Ontario Posts: 15306
Fri, Jun 13, 2014 @ 9:28 AM
How lovely Susan! I have that stamp too and almost used it for my card for Nancy as well. In the end I chose another one. I love your pine bough and bird combination! They look like they were made for each other. What a nice Christmas card this makes. Beautiful colouring of the bird. I agree that a little practice is required but what a nice effect it makes in the end! TFS
Registered: March 31, 2008 Location: Eastlake, OH Posts: 22167
Fri, Jun 13, 2014 @ 7:03 PM
Not only is that my newest favorite stamp but I also do Christmas cards all year long but not nearly as many as you do! Susan, I'm so honored that you cased my card. Now I'm going to case YOUR card as a future Christmas card! Thank you SO very much!
This is an awesome CASE in honor of Nancy's terrific card, Susan! You created such depth from your beautifully colored bird, then the branch, then the text, then the bp, and then the card! And great texture, too, especially with the rustic twine attaching your label!
Thank you so much for following me and for joining my NBUS Challenge! It is appreciated! Hugs, Darnell