Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Serendipity Stamps Blog Hop - Bird Fancy

Welcome to the Serendipity Stamps design team blog hop!  Mary the talented owner of Serendipity Stamps has challenged us to make a creation featuring a bird image.  What a perfect challenge for spring as so many migrating birds are returning this time of year.  My family always compete to see who will spot the first returning Robin - a sure sign that warmer weather is headed our way!
Serendipity has so many realistic beautiful bird stamps including hummingbirds, gold finch, owls, eagles and  many more.   This weeks special at  Serendipity is  purchase 3 items and your 4th one is free.   Sale ends on April 9 so better hurry!!! 

My projects feature the Nest with Eggs stamp.   I stamped the Feather Background on kraft paper with brown ink, and embossed the nest and the feather with gold embossing powder.  I fussy cut them and then used pop dots to add some dimension.  I embellished using a few die cut twigs, leaves, and store bought cherry blossoms.   I purchased the flowers in off white and died them by mixing ink and pigment powder with rubbing alcohol in a mini mister / spritzer.  I added some twine under my sentiment to keep it all very natural looking.  Here are a few close ups so you can see the details.

This is the finished card.....
I wanted to show you how versatile these stamps are so I also made a clean and simple one layer card featuring a few of the same stamps.  It was quick and easy.   I stamped this one on fine linen paper to lighten it up.   To give it a little extra detail I added some simple twine, rounded the bottom corners, distressed the sides and bottom, and stamped the feather in a lighter shade of brown. 

Please visit the other design team member blogs to see what they came up with for this bird themed challenge. Simply click on their names (listed alphabetically) below to jump to their blogs.

Thanks for having a peek and have a fantastic day!


Nest with EggsFeather BackgroundBent FeatherSpring is Sprung

Layered Card
Supplies Used:  Finished Size 5 x 7
Stamps:  Serendipity  Feather Background 488L, Nest with Eggs 218G, Bent Feather 066C, Spring is Sprung 254D
Dies:  Spellbinders Labels & Tags, Foliage, Quickutz Branches
Cherry Blossoms The Ribbon Reel
Ink:  VersaFine Vintage Sepia, Ranger Distress Antique Linen
Embossing Powder Zing! Gold
Twine, Button
Light Pink Cherry Blossom Color Mix:  Ranger Spun Sugar, Perfect Pearls Pigment Blush
Dark Pink Tattered Angels Pink Ink Glimmer Mist

CAS Card
Supplies Used:  Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps:  Serendipity Nest with Eggs 218G, Bent Feather 066C, Spring is Sprung 254D
Ink:  VersaFine Vintage Sepia, Ranger Distress Antique Linen
Extras:  Corner Rounder, Twine


Elaine said...

fabulous stamping Jeanne well done this card is so lovely inside and out. Hugs Elaine

Lisa M said...

Incredibly versatile! The fussy cut and stamped to paper BOTH look amazing. Thank you for the inspiration Jeanne. :)

Sharron said...

Beautiful, Jeanne--and so great for Spring! Both versions are wonderful but I especially like the first one with the array of feathers and the framed nest. The die cut leaves & branches with the flowers are so pretty with the nest. We have robins building a nest just about two feet from a window. Hope they don't decide it is 'too close for comfort' as they are such a joy to watch!

Miriam said...

Great use of the nest and feathers stamps Jeanne!! Love the single layer card too.

Helen said...

Oooo, wow Jeanne-this is out of this world!! I absolutely love the nests, the feathers - just wonderful . Love the first card especially, but the single layer is amazing as well!! Xxx

Marybeth said...

Gorgeous Jeanne…… I think my favorite part of this card is the way you used and arranged the feather, love that! The nest is gorgeous too! Its beautiful the way you added just splashes of color to this one. I see this is a kept…. frame too! Happy Easter!

Amy Cokley said...

super cute card! I love that bird nest stamp!

Pauline said...

Beautiful card Jeanne, such lovely stamping!

Lisa S. said...

I'm in love with these stamps and what you've created with them. How fortunate they are to have you on their design team! :-)

Kathie Bailey said...

So creative Jeanne! I especially love the feather background.

Anne-Elise said...

Those two cards are so beautiful!! Love those feather stamps and the nest!! Have a happy Easter time!

JJ Bolton said...

Jeanne, these are so beautiful! I love the organic style of both of the cards! Those feathers look fantastic on kraft! And thanks for the tip on coloring the flowers:)

We all just got back from spending Spring break in Atlanta. So much fun, but I need a teeny break today:) Hope you and the family are having a wonderful Easter weekend!

milena60 said...

Довольно долго рассматриваю ваши работы не могу оторваться...очень красиво..