Saturday, 13 August 2016

Love my birds!!

When the latest Stampin' Up catalog arrived in my lap, I did my usually salivating on every page, followed by lots of "oooohs" and "ahhhhhs". 

I am totally besotted with bird watching. Much to the dismay of my husband, I have several feeders going at the house. (He's not too keen with our battle to keep the acrobatic squirrels off the feeders.) When I saw the SU Best Birds stamp set with the Birds & Blooms Sizzix Thinlits, I was "flying" at the chance to order these items.

After this bundle arrived, I went onto and found a card I really liked by Deb Mauch. I used some Michelle Zindorf sponging tutorials to make the sun and sky. Very easy to do and incredibly rewarding results. 

I used photos of male and female Yellow-Rumped Warblers as samples for coloring the stamped bird images. Not sure if I succeeded, but there you go!  The branch and birds were cut out using the coordinating Thinlits. In addition to using the SU Best Birds stamp set, I used SU One Big Meaning for the 'thank you' sentiment. 

The card was made for our veterinarian's kennel manager, Lisa. She went above and beyond to give our 14-year-old dog, Sophie, lots of tender loving care in the kennels while we were in England attending our son's university graduation.