Sunday, June 14, 2020

Ink to Paper June Release Day #4

We are on day #4 of the introductions to the June release at Ink to Paper! We are introducing Dear Friend stamps/dies + Border Bling: Tribal Frames + To Die For Sentiments: Hope Your Days Are Bright + To Die For Sentiments: You Brighten My Life + Love to Layer: Scalloped Circles.

This is another sweet bird but instead of assembling die pieces like the previous one, you create this bird by stamping different steps. I had a brainstorm one day when I was thinking of ways to add a nest to a card. Birds use twigs in real life, so I went with the twig oval frame and cut two of them from kraft paper, sponged the edges and cut them into sections and folded them around in an overlapping circle to form a nest. 

I used the medium sized skinny postage frame die and inserted a stamped center to look like brick. The leafy spray is a favorite of mine from an older Floral Delicacies die set. The card front sentiment is from the Dear Friend stamp set and the larger die cut sentiment was used on the inside. 
HELPFUL TIP: Always try to tie the inside of the card to the front in some way. I had a narrow piece of the brick stamped panel left over, so I added that to the inside.

STAMPS: Dear Friend, Feathered Friends Mini 1, Rustic Brick Background.
INK: Dark Chocolate, Cocoa Bean, Classic Kraft, Simply Chartreuse, Ripe Avocado, Lemon Tart, Summer Sunrise, Orange Zest.
DIES: Floral Delicacies, Border Bling: Twigs, To Die For Sentiments: Hope Your Days Are Bright, Feathered Friends Mini 1, Border Bling: Tribal Frames, Border Bling: Skinny Postage.
PAPER: Rustic White, Classic Kraft, Green Parakeet.
The tribal frame border is very subtle and I was not able to get it to show up well in my photos...but it's there.

My second card has only minimal stamping on some of the leaves.

The greens in the leafy spray really pop against the Dark Indigo patterned papers.  Having varying shades of green in the leaves make them much more realistic looking!

STAMPS: Dear Friend.
INK: Green Parakeet, New Leaf.
PAPER: Bitty Big: Dark Indigo, White, Dark Indigo (Ink to Paper). 
DIES:To Die For Sentiments: You Brighten My Life, Love to Layer: Scalloped Circles. Dear Friend. 

This is the end of reveals for the new release. The Ink to Paper store will be open tomorrow for your shopping pleasure! 
                               Happy stamping!     ~Wanda


Cindy H. said...

Gorgeous cards!! Love the nest you created - so very clever!

Greta said...

The nest is just brilliant--never would have figured out to do that! Love the leafy branch with 2 shades of green leaves! That set is definitely on my wishlist!

Stephanie Clapper said...

Your bird card is wonderful! I especially love your ink blending on the bird and your nest “building” is so clever! In that light, I thought you might enjoy a special moment my husband and I shared recently. We watched as a blue jay tried and tried to pick off a piece of cotton string to use for their nest. We have a newly planted tree partially braced with string. After cutting up bits of string and laying them down in the back yard, Success! Our pictures are priceless as the blue jays pick up many pieces at a time and they look like they are sporting a white beard. Or eating spaghetti. Lol. Well I hope you have a a happy Sunday, you brought a big smile to mine! 😊

Sandy Kay said...

Both cards are so sweet! Love that little nest!!

Sharon said...

Love the little nest--so creative!