Sunday, 4 September 2016

Swirly Bird Birthday

Happy Father's Day to all the Dads today - I hope you have a fun and relaxing day!!
The sun is shining and it does feel like Spring has arrived - the bulbs and blossoms are starting to bloom - so exciting to see the bursts of colour and feel the promise of warmer weather!

So inspired by Spring, and also how at Just Add Ink, the colour challenges lately have all included some of this years' new In Colours,  I thought I'd jump in at the deep end and try using them all together. There was some debate, I remember as to whether they were designed to work together or not so it was with some trepidation....but I love how bright and cheery it turned out :-)

The other idea I wanted to try, was to pop up the "wave" diecut in place so it appears to be floating - similar to the Sea Shaker card I made for this week's challenge that you can see here but without the shaker part.
So I started by stamping the swirls - the Peach solid "blob" is stamped off once and then the swirl at full strength.  Then die cut the panel and held it in place with some Washi tape before popping up the whole panel with dimensionals onto the base card. The wave cut has some chopped dimensionals supporting it too. Then it was just a case of adding some more details to pop up and complete the happy scene.  

Card stock: Whisper White (thick for the base and top panel, and standard for the other details), Flirty Flamingo, Basic Black
Ink: Versamark, Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach, Emerald Envy, Dapper Denim
Stamps: Swirly Bird, Sunshine Wishes
Accessories: Big Shot, Swirly Scribbles Thinlits, White EP, In Colours Enamel Shapes, Dimensionals

Thanks for taking the time to stop by today!

Happy stamping until next time,


1 comment:

  1. Really pretty Jan. Sounds like a lot of "dimensionals trimming" though. Beautiful results.