Sunny So Fancy

 We have a dull day with freezing rain happening as I write this. Needless to say, it is a dull day, so I brought some sunshine in to my corner by doing this card. 

I knew when I sat down at my work space that I wanted to use my Hero Arts Sunburst stamp, as it would be the perfect "sun" background. I placed the stamp in my original Misti, along with my folded card base, putting a piece of paper between the layers of the card stock so as to not stamp on the edge of the bottom piece. I inked up the stamp with Distress Oxide Inks in Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed and Picked Raspberry, spritzed with water and stamped, and yes I was happy with the results.  
 I then proceeded to stamp the birds in my Mini Misti, stamping on Ranger Watercolour paper and using Ranger Archival ink in Vivid Chartreuse.
 Using Tim Holtz Distress inks in the same colours, being Spiced Marmalade, Picked Raspberry, Mustard Seed adding Twisted Citron for the leaves. I mixed the colours on the birds a bit on the tails and breasts as I water coloured. Once finished and dry I used my Scan'n Cut to cut the birds, as this set does not have a die to it. 
 I then stamped my card base with the image using Ranger Archival ink in Vivid Chartreuse, then stamped the sentiment in the Chartreuse and over stamped with the black. In doing this I find the sentiment does not appear to be so stark.
To keep it all flowing I stamped the inside of my card using the same colours, along with the sentiment from Penny Black. This is the first time I have stamped on the actual card base, I normally have an additional piece of card stock attached to the inside, but in this case that would not be pleasing to the eye.
I finished my card with a few gumdrops. Following is the video I did while making this card.
I hope you have enjoyed this card, and wish to thank you for joining me today.


  1. So bright and cheery! Looks ve this.

  2. Oh, Kia, I also LOVE this card and loved watching your video! It helped to see how you created it and how you watercolored those sweet little birds. Darling background for them, and I love the inside (and no one but you would notice that it might have been crooked! Hehe!). Hugs and love! xoxo

    1. It is just now that I have found out how to respond to comments ... duh! I always appreciate your comments Cheryl, and I love how you look into the heart of the card. Thank you.


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