Eastern Bluebird - Male

Eastern Bluebird - Male
Eastern Bluebird

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Robin & Wren


Hello everyone.  I hope you all had a wonderful long Labour Day Weekend! Weather was so perfect here, very little humidity,  a bit of rain, but overall just an awesome weekend!  Bill and I ventured out to see if we could find any early fall migrants moving from the north to the south.  We did come across a few, still very few, so hopefully over the next couple of weekends we will be able to see more as the continue to fly south.

Which brings me to my card today. You know anything 'nature' related I'm in!  I am in love with 'The Greetery' stamp sets.  Betsy is amazing, very talented in many ways from her designing images to her beautiful display of cards.  I just can't get enough of her images.  My latest order from her Aug release, I receive one of two pkgs today, I think I got charged duty and taxes on the other because I have not received it yet.  It just cleared the border, so I expect to pay some additional costs on that package. Oh also, I was one of the winners from her last release as well.  I was selected from 'day 3' winner and received $50 gift cert - how exciting was that.  I never win anything!!

Okay so enough of that, now for my card.  I am using the Robin and Wren set.  What I love about Betsy's sets is that they are multi-step stamping - love, love!




Sadly enough, I did not keep track of the inks I used as I made this a few weeks ago.  For the background I sponged some distress oxide inks using my life changing brushes. I really like these brushes especially for soft backgrounds as I find sometimes with other sponges you can apply too heavily, where these they just seem to apply soft and if you want darker you just keep repeating.

I cut out all the pieces using the matching dies, then stamped the images onto the die cuts.  For the sentiment I used one of the sentiments from The Greetery set called 'thinking of you, which was stamped in black versafine.

To finish I added some little floral sequins, wink of stella clear glitter, and some clear dots to the centers of the flowers.

I hope to get a chance one night this week to work on another card using The Greetery stamps.  Thanks for your visit.  Have a fabulous day!

Pauline


5 comments:

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, gosh, love this sweet, sweet card so much! Your shading around the stamps is so pretty and the scalloped border adds to the sweetness. The layering looks perfect. I have to ask you if they're easy to position and layer. They've become very popular. I, too, love layering stamps when they're good ones. Wow!! Congratulations on your fantastic win! I'll be looking forward to seeing more with these stamps. I've spent so much lately and have so many new supplies to use... I shouldn't even be looking, sigh.

Ros Crawford said...

Congrats on your win!! I'm so pleased for you! Your card is absolutely lovely!! Who could not love this... The colours are serene and the stamps are wonderful! Beautifully created scene my friend.
It's certainly September weather here too... Lots of rain in between short bursts of sunshine and my cats are in and out constantly... I'm exhausted getting up to open the door!

Pam Sparks said...

What a lovely card Pauline! I love the soft blending an layered images... I haven't purchased any of these stamps yet but they're sure tempting!

Tracy said...

Never heard of this line of stamps but then I HAVE been out of the loop for a while. LOL Love the images though so I'll have to check them out. This card is so you and done beautifully. A treat!

Cindy Beach said...

Pauline,
I'm glad I didn't miss this one. Absolutely stunning! Your birds look wonderful in the colors you chose. I always love a bit of sparkle and sequins. Beautifully done!