Today I have another birthday card featuring the Friendly Hello stamp set. When I see the bird on the branch image, I can imagine her singing a sweet song, maybe at sunrise or sunset. That idea is what inspired today's card.
I started off creating the "sky". I used Blending Brushes on Basic White CS and started with Mango Melody, Balmy Blue, Misty Moonlight, and then a bit of Night of Navy ink. I just kept on applying ink and blending until I was happy with the sky. I added a few splatters using Water Painters and watered down White Craft ink.
I die cut a circle using the Layering Circle dies and then embossed the Basic White layer using the Merry Melody 3D Embossing folder. This embossing folder debuted in the 2021 July-December Mini Catalog and has been carried over, which means it is still available to purchase. I thought it was the perfect choice to accompany my singing bird.
I stamped the bird using Tuxedo Black Memento ink and coloring her in with Stampin' Blends. I will post the colors I used below. I fussy cut the bird and branch out. After I fussy cut I go around the edges with the brush end of a Black Stampin' Write Marker. This gives it a finished look and also helps cover up any white edges.
Behind the bird I cut a Petal Pink flower using the Meadow Dies and colored over the stem using an Old Olive Stampin' Blend. I also die cut the leaves from the Forever Flourishing dies in Gold Metallic Specialty Paper. You can also see inside I added a full die cut flower using the Meadow Dies.
The sentiment was stamped on the lovely label which is in the Meadow Dies.
The last addition I made was to add the Coastal Cabana rhinestone from the Holiday Rhinestones to the sides of the sentiment label and the flower centers.
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