Monday, October 30, 2017

My Cards and Tags: Using Right at Home's Cozy Cardinal Stamp

Our theme this week at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog is, "All Creatures Great and Small."  I went with a cute little cardinal for my card:

I started by stamping my cardinal.  The stamp comes in different sections, so it's nice to be able to customize the different components of your bird.

I thought Dina Wakley's Splatter Girl image would make an interesting background, so I stamped it onto Strathmore Mixed Media paper using Ranger Jet Black Archival Ink.  I masked off part of the girl's face before stamping since I wanted to use it as an abstract shape only.  

Next I stamped on some circles from a Carabelle Studio printing texture plate.  These printing texture plates work fine as stamps, too (in my opinion).  The images will stamp backwards, but that didn't matter to me in this case.  I stuck mine to an acrylic block with double-stick tape and used it just like a normal stamp.

I smeared Distress Ink onto my circles, then punched a circular frame out of a cookbook page scrap.  I stamped and fussy-cut the Kindness sentiment (colored with markers), and fussy-cut the bird, too.  I also cut a section of foliage using a Simon die and a magazine page.  I laid all the elements out.

I made a party hat for the bird then glued everything on and softened a few areas with a bit of white paint.  I also stamped on some random sentiment words from Simon's Kind Flowers stamp set.

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

I'm looking forward to how you celebrate all creatures great and small this week!  Upload your creations to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog for your chance to win $50 to the Simon Says Stamp store.