For the Birds September blog hop with Scrap'n Stamp

Hello all!

Welcome to the Scrap'n Stamp For the Birds September Blog hop. I have little doubt that you will find much that inspires you in today's hop.

Don't forget to leave your comments on each of the members blogs for your chance to win a $50.00 gift card from the Scrap'n Stamp Store.

We will also have Sales on over the weekend, once which includes Copic markers, so be sure to check these Back to School sales out. There will also be a sale on select Bird Themed items.
When I saw this Say It With Stamps stamp set, I could not get it in my cart fast enough. I immediately knew what I would be doing with it, and waited patiently for it to arrive. The minute it was in the house, I did my card, and what fun I had.

As I have not previously done a mini slimline card I thought I would do one for this card. If you are not aware of the mini slimline it is a cute size of 3.25 x 6.25 inches, which is super easy to make an envelope for.
As I wanted the white card base to show I cut a panel 1/4 inch less on both sides, being 3 x 6 inches. For my background I used Kitsch Flamingo distress ink, blending it around my card using Tim Holtz Blending tool and foam pads and leaving the centre of the card bare. 

Once complete, I splattered the panel with water then applied a piece of paper towel to mop up the excess.
In my mini Misti I stamped all the birds and the branches, stamping two each of the branches.

Using Copic markers I began to colour the birds with B02, B04, B01 and B00. For the beaks I used YR15. The branches were done using only two colours, G03 and G02. For the little flowers I used Y13 and YR15 in the centre, and R81 on their cheeks.
Once the colouring was completed using my Gemini Jr. I die cut the pieces using the coordinating dies. 

To put it all together I added foam tape to the back of the pink panel and attached it to my Neenah card base. I then arranged the branches and birds, messing around quite a bit until I finally settled on this arrangement, which I attached using a mix of foam squares and glue.
I finished by stamping the sentiment using VersaFine ink in Paradise, then adding the sequins for a bit of glam.

I love how this card turned out, and I hope you do as well. Thank you for joining us today for this Scrap'n Stamp event. Following are links to the designers who are participating in this hop, followed by Affiliate links for the products I used, at no extra cost to you.

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17 comments

  1. This could not be more adorable, Kia! The pink blended background has such a glow, and really makes the cute little birds stand out. Love it!

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  2. These little birds look so adorable, and happy! I knew that this set would be yours, as soon as I saw it, Kia. You & birds are a great team :)

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  3. I LOVE your background and darling little birdies! Too cute!

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  4. A fabulous fun card, I love all the little blueb8irds

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  5. Awwwe! You can almost hear them singing! Precious. Love the highlighted background! Thinking it would be a precious baby card.

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  6. Adorable card and I love the color combo. It's funny how many sizes there are for mini slimlines...I like your measurements.

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  7. Love this card Kia - those birds are so cute!

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  8. Your birds are SO CUTE. So innocent and sweet looking. I LOVE THIS

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  9. Your card is so gorgeous! I love the contrast between the Kitsch Flamingo background and the brilliant bluebirds.

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  10. Blue Birds of Happiness! We could all use some happy mail. Well done indeed! Thanks for sharing your walkthrough process.

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  11. Your card is absolutely adorable!

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  12. These birds are just adorable! Love your pretty coloring! Darling card!

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  13. OMGoodness!!! Love your card! I am so drawn to the cute little critters. I love the blended background and have not tried my kitsch flamingo DO ink yet, now I know I have to pair it with something adorable and blue. Thanks for sharing and inspiring.

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  14. super fun card - LOVE the pink background

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  15. This is such a sweet card! I love the background you created, too.

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  16. Such a sweet feminine card and perfect to inspire us! Loved every detail and pinned it too!! Love the sweet blue birdies against the soft pink bg!! Just gorgeous!

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  17. Your little birds, singing on the branches, are absolutely darling! And the pink background is so pretty; really makes those bluebirds pop!
    ~carol

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