Thanks to a dear friend who loves cards and birds, I'm hopping back into blogging with a series of posts with projects featuring birds (see here). OK, I love birds, too, which is why I just had to get the new stamp set, For the Birds, as one of my first purchases from the new 2012-2013 Annual Catalog. A great all-purpose set with sweet bird images and coordinating sentiments for a variety of occasions.
RANDOM HEALTH TIP: Coloring with markers may reduce blood pressure! I brought some Stampin' Write Markers and stamped images to my last Dr. appointment and colored while I was waiting, and both my blood pressure numbers were about 10 points lower than usual.
I made a dozen of these for a swap, so I experimented with different ways of coloring the flowers, and with different combinations of embellishments and piercing. I forgot to take a picture of one without any self-adhesive rhinestones, but I'm not sure which I liked best. How about you?
Stamp set: For the Birds
Ink: Basic Gray
Cardstock: Whisper White, So Saffron, Certainly Celery
Tools: Festival Paper Piercing Pack, Paper Piercing Tool and Mat, 2 1/2" circle punch, Delicate Designs embossing folder, Window Frames Framelit
Accessories: Basic Jewels Rhinestones, Stampin' Dimensionals
Stampin Write Markers: Baja Breeze, Daffodil Delight, Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue, Pink Pirouette, More Mustard, Perfect Plum, Regal Rose