Monday, August 3, 2015

Giveaway Winner... and Hero Arts Layered Bird Card

One layer CAS birthday card for my husband

Hello and welcome!

Today I'm sharing the card I made for my husband Kevin's birthday. I've always wanted to try the multi color layering stamps that I've seen from Hero Arts and this bird was the perfect one for my husband, who has been a bird watcher his whole life! I personally adore chickadees but this bird isn't really chickadee shaped so I went with muted drab tones (that are usually the female of the species!) in Hero Hues. I used my MISTI stamp tool but still had a hard time perfecting lining the stamps on one another... that will come with practice, I'm sure. My issue, not the stamps! So to cover a slight "miss" I outlined his body with a black Copic multi-liner.

I wanted the focus on the bird and so used soft green and brown for the branch and needles (from an old Stampin' Up set, I believe). The sentiment is a combination of Penny Black ("happy birthday") and a lesser known company from Blitsy ("love"). I call my husband, Babe and Love... what do you call your spouse?

And what you've been waiting for the GIVEAWAY WINNER IS....
Congratulations Maggie! I've emailed you for your mailing address! Thanks to everyone who shared, liked, followed, and posted about my little giveaway! I'll be having more as I get more time to share!

Thanks for stopping by and God bless your day!
Stamps: Hero Arts "Color Layering Bird & Branch", Stampin' Up "Pine Branch", Penny Black "Friendship", Avocado Arts (little heart)
Ink: Hero Arts Black, Cup O' Joe, Soft Granite, Field Greens
Paper: Gina K Designs 120 lb white
Accessories: MISTI, corner rounder
Seize the Birthday: Anything Goes Birthday (topping embossing which I don't have)
4Crafty Chicks: #257 Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes
CASology: Precious (love for husband)


  1. Clean, simple and absolutely beautiful! I love the clean design and the color you used. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful creation with us at 4 Crafty Chicks Anything Goes Challenge.

    Tamie DT

  2. Very pretty! It makes a wonderful masculine card. Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday!

  3. That layered stamping looks fantastic - so glad you joined us at CASology this week!

  4. Beautiful card, thank you so much for joining us this week at CASology


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