Monday, July 11, 2016

Crazy bird birthday card with video tutorial

Hi everyone,

It's Monday and that means a new Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! This week it's all about Flora & Fauna.

The Crazy Birds (thanks Marzena!) are so cute and I wanted to make a cool background for this little round bird. This birthday card is made for a male colleague of mine. I started stamping the Rings with Peeled Paint Distress Ink and before I stamped it onto the paper I sprayed some water over the stamp to get a bit of a watercolor effect. I did the same thing with the Halftone stamp and Ground Espresso Distress Ink.


My MISTI is my tool for getting the best stamp impression. Especially with stamps that have a larger surface. And also with some of the clear stamps I need my MISTI.
This Crazy Bird I colored with a lot of different colors Distress Ink with some Ground Espresso I colored the edges so he fit better into the background.




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Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Sandra, I love this crazy bird, super cute and the background is fabulous! LOVE it :-)

hope you have a great week!
Lols x x x

Mischelle said...

So nice, Sandra! I just love that little birdie!

Maura said...

All right, your fat little yellow chick is so cute, Sandra! The background is definitely you and the crazy bird is a fun surprise!

Billie A said...

Awesome. I love seeing your video and how you put your cute card together. I have those birds and have yet to use them... hum

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

LOVE that background stamp, and what a cute guy! Great card and tut!

Catherine said...

I love your background, Sandra and that little bird is adorable. Love the pop of yellow on him, it really draw the eye right to his little face.

Cathie ♥

Meihsia Liu said...

This is such a cute and beautiful project! Sandra. Love the pretty background colors and the adorable image. :)

AlexaCzar said...

i am nit a fan from this birds...but your composition is just nice.


Greta said...

Artistic & fun--love this!

Barbara said...

Super fun card! Crazy bird is always wonderful! your background is amazing, your the Queen of Black touch! Barbara

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

What lovely layers! I really like the background and the bright colors for your crazy bird!

Kath Stewart said...

wow what's not to love about this card...great background to offset the crazy bird dude...time for a cuppa and my weekly Sandra tutorial...enjoy what's left of the weekend...hugs kath xxx

Emma Williams said...

Great minds think alike Sandra ~ I originally planned to do something like this for my project but changed my mind at the last minute but yours is just wonderful and I love that bright crazy bird against the background, it looks fantastic and as always, your work is amazing! Hugs :)

Macarena said...

I know this crazy bird! And love the way you gave him life. Lovely crazy yellow against this calm background. I loved how you stamped the background with distress ink sprayed with water. Can you imagine I have never done this? I have so much to practice :-) Hugs, Marzena

Sybrina K said...

Sandra, This is FABULOUS! I just love the background you've created, and your brightly-colored bird just pops off the page. And, thanks so much for the kind words you left when visiting my blog. :)

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

Very cute card! I am so impressed with how life-like you made the birdie's eyes look! So clever and it's a great mix of fun and sophistication with your fabulous background!

Annie said...

What a fabulous card Sandra x love the background and your super cute Crazy Bird

Tfs and best wishes
Annie x

Sandy said...

I love these crazy birds and your card if fabulous!
sandy xx