Sunday, April 2, 2023

Fantasy Birdie Birthday


It's time to introduce the new challenge at We Love Stamping where the challenge is:
 Anything stamped, with an option of (real)  birds or animals.

I chose to use a bird image from the set A Lot of Birds from Art By Marlene.
It was stamped and heat embossed with Silver Hologram ep, then painted with mica paints , before it was fussy cut. 
The sentiment, a very old Hero Arts stamp, was stamped on a snippet of card I had randomly painted with the same paints, and then silver embossed.
As you can see in the photo below, the result has lots of sparkle and shimmer.

The images were adhered to a piece of blue bubble background paper, and three crystal dew drops added to the opposing corners, and the edges run over a Catherine Pooler ink pad, Aquatini, before being mounted onto a pale blue base, also edged with the same ink.

I stamped the envelope to match using a grey ink

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brenda said...

The silver EP gives a really rich feel Maxine and I can visualise how lovely the sparkle is from the mica paints.

B x

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Lovely soft tones and great match with the silver embossing! Your bubble background look so pretty!
Have a lovely Sunday!

chrissy xx said...

Just GORgeous! I LOve your sparkle.
Thank you so much for joining us this week at Crafty Catz.
GDT Chrissyxx

Mervi said...

Fabulous and lovely card;-))m

Dawn T said...

very cute Maxine.

jimlynn said...

I really like that bubble background and the bird is so pretty! Makes a gorgeous card with all that shine too. Love it!

Larelyn said...

All the shimmer and sparkle is so pretty and I love the dew drops. Thank you for joining our Cut it Up Add Embellishments challenge.
Larelyn (CIU owner)

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is really gorgeous Maxine. So sparkly.

JD/ Jill said...

Cute card. I bet it really looks so sparkly in real life.

Gerrina said...

Love how you combined the gold with those soft colours! Hugs, Gerrina

Margaret said...

Your bird image is so beautiful. Great job on the card.

Linby said...

Very pretty with the shimmer and a lovely background.

HilaryJane said...

I bet this card looks so special in real life with that wonderful shine from the embossing. It looks fabulous on the bubble background xx

Mellzcraftz said...

I love the colours you've used for the background and on the bird. I also love that you have the bird grasping on to the sentiment in mid flight. Thank you for sharing and for taking part in the polkadoodles digi choosday challenge. Happy Crafting! Mel x

cotnob said...

A super card Maxine, a lovely image and lots of pretty sparkle.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Maxine, you never fail to impress. Every single time I come to your blog I see a masterpiece and this time is no exception. Your birthday card looks fabulous!

Neet said...

I remembered how you stamp the inside of the card and the envelope with something from the main image and I did it - at last! I was so chuffed. Thank you for the idea which I see you have employed again here. I do admire your cards and the way you finish them off with that extra little bit of "special".
This is a lovely bird by Marlene, `I love her chubby figures and this chubby bird is beautiful. Love the sparkly bits you did. The recipient will love it.
Blessings, Neet xx

aussie aNNie said...

Love this, the colours are beautiful and the design of your card shows it off very nicely too x

Brenda said...

Oh Maxine, I love this card! The background is so fun and the perfect looking sky for your amazing bird! I love how you made your bird hold the sentiment but what I really love is how beautiful, shimmery and sparkly your bird is colored! As well as the sign too. Love this! Hugs, Brenda

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

a beautiful card Maxine, such lovely sift colours achieved, wonderful hand made colours!
thanks for popping over and encouraging me, too you are a blessing.

happy Resurrection day and every blessing on you all as we remember - He is not here, for He is risen as He said!

Thanks for Sharing, God bless and all those you love,
Prayer hugs Shaz in Oz.x

{Wonderful Words of Life - Shaz in Oz}

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Cynthia said...

Lovely card and matching envelope, Maxine. The soft pastels coordinate perfectly with the bubble background. Thank you for sharing with Word Art Wednesday this week!