Birdie Birthday

Meet Birdie Birthday!
But, this is not any bird, this is a Cardinal, and they are by far my favourite bird I think. I have a lot of favourites, but the Cardinal is right up there. And not just the male, who is red, but the female, which is the bird I am representing with this card.

I am also playing along with Splitcoaststampers Inspiration Challenge that took us to the Isle of Wight Studio Glass site. My inspiration came from this Featherspray Fumed Bird.
I first die cut my Yupo paper with my stitched stackers die. Doing it afterwards will leave alcohol ink residue on your die, which you can clean with proper cleaner, but that is a step I like to avoid. 

Using alcohol inks I did my background keeping in mind that I would be using this stamp from Gina K. I did not really want to use red, so I decided on the raspberry instead. And as I was using raspberry instead of red, I used aqua instead of greens. 
To help with the drying period, I sat my piece on the window ledge with the window open slightly while I cleaned up my work space. It will not dry completely for another 24 hours or so, but I find this helps if I wish to stamp. I put my piece in my Misti, and having it in the corner I stamped using Ranger Archival Ink in Vermillion, giving it several passes. I then moved it slightly, and stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. *A hint. I do not turn my piece over to apply my adhesive. I used Scor-tape, or Be Creative tape and add the pieces while I hold my panel. This way I avoid smudging the black ink, which you will if you turn it over.
 To finish I attached my panel to a pink background. I thought about black, but everyone uses black ... I dream in colour, so pink it was.

I hope you have enjoyed this card today, and very much appreciate your visit.
I have attached affiliate links (at no additional cost to you) below which have the USA links first, then beside it, Canadian links. 
My Canadian site will be bringing in Gina K, but for now I have linked you to a beautiful bird set that I think would work wonderfully with this technique.

1 comment

  1. Love the black-outlined cool Cardinal against the gorgeous and artsy AI background, Kia! Fabulous card!
    Hideko xx


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