Stamp, colour and stencil your way to crafty success with this adorable bird card from Claire Richards that shows off the stamp masking technique
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You will need:
Dies, Mama Elephant Basic Set
Stamps: Lawn Fawn Special Delivery, Love Letters; Concord & 9th Postmarked Turnabout
Stencil, My Favorite Things Mini Cloud Edges
Ink pads: Ranger Distress Oxide Chipped Sapphire, Faded Jeans, Mermaid Lagoon; black, dark blue, light blue, turquoise, pink, red, grey
Cardstock, various colours
Ink blending tool
Adhesives: 3D foam pads, glue
1. Create an 11cm x 14cm white blank. Die cut a scallop-edged frame from red and layer onto the front. Trim white card to 9.5cm x 12.5cm. Blend blue distress oxide inks together, starting with the darkest blue at the top and finishing with the lightest at the bottom.
2. Add subtle clouds along the bottom half of the panel using a stencil and the same ink colours. Flick on water droplets, then leave to dry. Stamp diagonal mail lines along the bottom in navy and a postmark in the top-right corner in turquoise. Matt the panel onto the greeting.
3. Stamp an owl, speech bubble, envelope and sentiment in black ink, then seven envelopes in a row, using sticky note paper to mask the edges as you go. Colour in the motifs, then cut out. Adhere to the card front, using 3D foam pads for the owl and sentiment.
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YOU WILL NEED:
Stamps, Avery Elle Whiskers
Dies, Avery Elle Whiskers
Stencil, Heffy Doodle Wonderfully Woven
Cardstock: peach, white
Ink pads: Ranger Distress Oxide Dusty Concord, Shaded Lilac; brown
Embellishments: string or yarn, orange eyelets