of course I could not let that Twofer challenge go by and I din't even wait until the last moment. The theme was too good - BIRDS - one of my favorite stamps to buy! I can never say no to bird stamps... Do you have certain types of stamps you simply have to have, despite already owning lots of them? Or am I the only one out there????
I used this super long bird stamp from Carabelle Studio - it is the cutest thing ever! I stamped it diagonally onto card #1 and colored it with Inktense.
The coloring took a while - I find it not so easy to choose so many colors and not have it look incoherent or cluttered. I think I succeeded....
The second card did not get a lot of coloring - I was colored out at this point, ha ha.... It received a bit of masking.
It was a bit fiddly to make it all work - a couple of tries to get the round die cut opening the correct size and how to squeeze in the sentiment under the bird beaks, etc. Livened it up with generous splatters and a little piece of Bakers twine.
I am so happy with the result. I always find the second card more difficult and often I am not totally happy with it, but here I am!
Linking up with:
Watercooler Wednesday – All About Occasions (first card)