Here’s One I’m Making – Birthday Birds and Balloons

A friend’s husband is having a birthday this week, so it was a perfect opportunity to get out the Tim Holtz “Crazy Bird” Stamps. I am using this for two challenges:

I have talked about this before, but what makes a Masculine Card? Here I have gone for neutral background with some of the “Die Cuts with a View” Hessian Paper to add a little texture. But I have stilled added some sparkle with Kanban’s gold on kraft cardstock.

IM_BD_02I have also kept the colours of the birds and “Crazy Things” neutral and soft too, this allows me to keep the card simple and clean.

IM_BD_01If you haven’t seen, Chameleon Pens have increased their total number of pens from 20 to 50, which allows you to add even more depth to your colouring. I also added a lot of glossy accents to ensure the designs “popped”.

IM_BD_03The advantage of the “Crazy” stamps for me is the dies which go with them. They make building cards with multiple elements a doddle. The designs are substantial enough for me to be able to add further depth of the design by rubbing the back of designs gently to stretch some of the fibres, making the designs curve.

IM_BD_04Recently I have moved away from 3D foam to silicon Glue. Traditionally I have found this hard to work with as it can be “greasy” but newer formulas have lost this feeling, making it easier to use.

IM_BD_05Stash Used

  • Kanban Crafts – Foiled Cardstock
  • Bazzill Cardstock – Brown Cardstock
  • Oyster Crafts – White Stamping Cardstock
  • Die Cut with a View – Hessian Cardstock
  • Tim Holtz by Stampers Anonymous – Crazy Birds and Crazy Things Stamps
  • Tim Holtz by Sizzix – Crazy Birds and Crazy Things Die Cuts
  • Chameleon – Alcohol Ink Pens
  • Tattered Lace – Die Cut
  • Ranger – Glossy Accents
  • Stix2 – Silicon Glue

By the way, Tim Holtz is increasing his “Crazy” stamps range again – go have a look at what he is releasing in September! Again the new collections will co-ordinate perfectly with all of the current releases.

Thanks for Reading



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5 Responses to Here’s One I’m Making – Birthday Birds and Balloons

  1. ann sharland says:

    Lovely display for our current challenge, lovely colours and thanks for sharing…
    [aNNie DT for Allsorts Challenges]


  2. Ellie says:

    Wonderful card, great details especially love the use of burlap. Thanks so much for sharing with us this month at Penny Black and More!


  3. Tracy says:

    Thanks for entering our challenge at allsorts Tracy X


  4. Lynn Brown says:

    Love how you used the TH bird stamps, great colouring too.
    Thanks so much for taking the time to share with us at Penny Black & More.
    Lynn x


  5. wendy0322 says:

    Great card! All the fussy cutting and the fabric texture…love this!


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