Monday, January 15, 2018

Stampin' Up! Bird Banter

Good morning Peeps! (see what I did there!)

I'm linking my card today to these three challenges:

1. Alphabet Challenge - "U" - The theme of "U"se something 3 times was chosen by Julie.

2. Jaydee helped me pick my colors: PP376 - A Color Challenge from Jaydee

3. SSC 170 - New Year, New Sketch, designed by Lisa.

I used the Bird Banter stamp set to stamp 3 different birds in 3 different colors. The color challenge allowed a 4th color so I used my "Flesh" Stampin' Blend to color the cockatoo and beaks. I know a cockatoo has a black beak, but this cockatoo is not real

I didn't have enough space to be able to cut squares for my birds so I used my Aqua Painter and 3 inks to create the illusion of squares. I colored the birds with a Blender Pen and the 3 inks. The parakeet got a little lost in the scheme of things and the macaw was not as colorful as I would have liked but it worked for the challenge. You have not seen the last of this stamp set!

The sentiments are stamped with the same set. I hand cut the 3 banners on the front and stuck them together with glue dots. I guess I get carried away when I hear the word "three" can't see them, but I used 3 glue

This was a fun card for me because I love Lemon Lime Twist. Have I ever told you that before? AND I love birds. We have had many parakeets and one cockatiel. Our son-in-love has had a cockatoo and currently has a macaw.

Thank you for stopping by and I'm so thankful that there are more than 3 types of birds in real life!!


  1. Karen, I LOVE your birds with their water colored background. Fabulous arty card and perfect for your love of birds (which I share btw!) So glad you joined us at the Paper Players this week

  2. This is a great way to use those cute little birds, and I love the backgrounds you created! Of course you already know I love that sketch, LOL! Great way to use our PP colors this week, thanks for playing!

  3. Perfect way to interpret the sketch, Karen! I love everything about this card!! :)

  4. That is too cute!! Love the little birds and your watercoloring looks fantastic. Great design! :)

  5. Thank you all for your lovely comments and for leaving them! It means a lot to me.

  6. I love the watercolor background behind the cute birds! Adorable card. Thanks for playing along at The Paper Players this week!

  7. Karen, this is so fun! I love the watercolored background and those birds are prefect! SO happy you joined us at The Paper Players and Sunday Stamps! XX

  8. Awww, very cute birds, and great idea to fill in the background with color to "create" the sketch squares. Thank you for joining Sunday Stamps this week.

  9. a very cute take on the sketch!

    thank you so much for playing along with us at alphabet challenge!

    hugs and kisses from germany
    silvi xoxo


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