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Sale-A-Bration Friendly Hello Birthday

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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