Monday, April 30, 2018

My Cards and Tags: Bird Cards using Stampendous's Winter Tweets Dies

"Time Out" is this week's theme at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog.  I decided to pay homage to morning and nighttime with these two little bird cards.
I started with two squares of Strathmore Mixed Media paper smeared with acrylic paint.  Then I stenciled some polka dots on with more acrylic paint.

Next I dripped and drizzled some Jane Davenport Inkredible ink onto the surfaces and spritzed the ink with water.

When the ink dried, I added more stenciling and some paint in different colors.  I also smeared on some Distress Ink and Hero Arts ink for some different tones.

I added some circle-center frames made with patterned paper and blended them in a bit with more acrylic paint.

I cut the birds out of some collaged paper scraps from my stash and outlined them with a black marker.  I colored and smeared around the edges with Marabu Watercolor Art Crayons.

I made a crown for my pink and yellow bird and put everything together, including the stamped "Early Bird" sentiment.  I also used a Seth Apter Splatter Proof die to add some more oomph to the background.

I made a party hat for my nighttime bird and put all the elements together.

Here are the supplies I used, which you can find at Simon Says Stamp:

I'm excited to see how you interpret our theme this week!  Upload your creations to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog for your chance to win a $50 voucher to the Simon Says Stamp store.


  1. Gorgeous panels Andrea :-) I love the early bird and night owl theme! what a brilliant interpretation of the theme!! Absolutely fabulous!! :-)

    Lols x x x

  2. Love them both. They are so vibrant and really pop.

  3. Gorgeous!! I love how you made a hat and crown for the birdies :)

    Simon Says Stamp!

  4. Your cards are amazing!!! I love your chosen colours which represent the parts of the day perfectly!!! Great design!!!

  5. Oh, just lovely - your day and night birds are such a great take on the theme, and beautifully artsily painted too.
    Alison x

  6. Beautiful cards full of vibrancy and clever details and I adore the fact that you've chosen to create one for day and one for night, that's such a wonderful idea! Amazing work as always, Andrea... :)

  7. Andrea, I adore your clever take on the time theme with your birds! You have a talent for picking out just the right words. The colors and contrast between day and night are so creative. Love these, my friend! Happy May! Maura

  8. I love your idea for the challenge with the day and night theme. And the birds are stunning. The colours are wonderful as always.

  9. Wonderful project, wonderful colors and I love your clever take on the theme!

  10. This is such a fun and fantastic creation, Andrea. The colors and the layered embellishments are just gorgeous! :)

  11. Night and day... what a wonderful interpretation of our theme! As always your colors are fabulous and your design so beautiful, love how you use dies and stencil in a non traditional way! Barbara

  12. Time told without a timepiece, very nice work. I admire your skill in mixing many things and making it work!!

  13. amazing colours as always Andrea and those cute night and day birds are just adorable, hugs kath xxx

  14. These are stunning, Andrea! Love the cute birds with their hat and crown! Your skills to use pattern papers is amazing! Hugs, Sandra

  15. What I love most about when I see your project, is that every time, every SINGLE time, it feels like my eyes have seen your project for the first time. I love this feeling when it comes to you. you always impress me and make me wish I was talented like you!
    Love these cute projects Andrea!