Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Old Bird

Birds, now there is a bit of stretch when it comes to a guy card huh? But that is what the challenge is at the Male Room this week.

 I love birds and watch them from my studio windows. I have a million bird stamps, but when it came to this challenge, I had to go to the bin of stamps rarely used anymore to find just the perfect stamp. I picked up this set from one of those big box craft stores- Inkadinkado "bird assortment". The birds are so much fun and there are some great sayings to go along with the images.

 I used watercolor paper as my card base and did a light blue wash and then sponged light blue with a screen stencil. I stamped the branch with a brown ink and colored the leaves with copics. I stamped, colored, and fussy cut the terrifically grumpy cardinal and popped him up on the card. Add the perfect sentiment and this fun guy card was done. I am saving this for my brother's birthday.

Please play along at the Male Room and show us your best guy bird cards!


Vicki Dutcher said...

You know I am all about RED Cardinals! Super fun card~

Jane said...

He really is a wonderfully grumpy looking fellow! Great coloured and stencilled background.

Deborah Frings said...

I think this is brilliant. Love the soft, subtle background. The cardinal really pops and that sentiment made me laugh! Great work xx