Single layer cards have been a challenge at times, but this one went together quickly! And it was FUN!
Crazy Birds Stamp set (Sizzix - Tim Holtz)
Water color pencils
staz-on ink (gray)
ink pad (light brown)
Sentiment stamp (Be a Blessing Collection - Latina Crafter)
Stencil (Puntos - Latina Crafter)
background stamp (retired-Stampin' Up!)
Sakura gel pen
Stamp the bird on your card stock. You can go ahead and fill with color as desired. I used watercolor pencils and a watercolor brush to blend the colors. Let dry. If desired, highlight here and there with a Sakura gel pen.
You can stamp and cut a second bird as a mask. Spray the back with repositionable adhesive and lay the mask on the bird.
Now the rest of the fun begins. For my background, I chose a "wordy" background stamp and using some brown ink stamped it on the card - with the mask in place.
Next I picked 3 complimentary colors of markers and using the eBrush and the Puntos stencil added a bit of color randomly... moving the stencil as needed.
I also used a marker to edge the cardstock and trimmed it just a tad - this will be matted and placed on an A4 card base for gifting to someone special.
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