Friday, May 11, 2012

What's the Word, Bird. [CFC #52]

Graphic Bird Patterned Card Orange Blue

You'd think owning a bird stamp would be a given after stamping for awhile, but I was surprised to find I only have one set of bird stamps. Disappointing, since the CAS-ual Fridays stamp challenge is to make a card with a bird on it. But I found one I liked. I wanted something graphic, and thought it would be fun to make a bird pattern. 

For the first row I penciled a straight line across the middle of the panel, lined up the bird's feet, and went from there. Somewhere along the way I got off, but that's what makes things custom and "one-of-a-kind" right?!? Yep.

For the blue bird perched right above the word "bird" I realized his legs were cut off with the mask I used. Bummer. But then I took a deep breath and ... drew my own. After all that bird stamping I was a tiny bit scared. But now I like how it makes the bird stand out a little more.

Happy accident : )

Thanks so much for looking!

Supplies used:
Inkadinkadoo Bird Assortment Stamps
Watercolor Pencils (yep, still no copics)


  1. This is awesome!! Love that orange sentiment in the midst of the graphic birds!!!

  2. LOVE! Way to use repetition and masking to build a very interesting card. Love the pops of complimentary colours!

  3. Nothing about this looks "off" to me! WOW. Some crazy awesome stamping here! So pleased you joined in on the challenge at CAS-ual Fridays this week:)

  4. This is so so cool Kelly, love those birds.

  5. Wow! Love your bird pattern! SO creative! Totally rocks! And your hand-drawn bird legs turned out perfect! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Cas-ual Fridays!

  6. love the one colored bird! very cool.

  7. Looks perfect stamping to me!!! Great design to colour one the graphic pattern, haha..... Would make an awesome jigsaw!!!!
    thanks for playing along with us at CASual Fridays :0)
    Jenny x

  8. What a super clever and creative design!! Love it, Kelly! Obviously owning one little bird stamp could not hinder you from taking the challenge :) Thanks SO much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  9. Totally cute! What a fun design! Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!


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