Shimmery Pumpkin Bird

I am diligently working on samples for my upcoming Catalog Kick-Off Party (June 23) and I just had to share this one now. I usually use blues and violets when I color in birds, but Hunter suggested orange and yellow. This is one of the things I love about crafting – if one person doesn’t think of something, another person will! I am very happy with how this turned out. The Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers work beautifully to color and shade for a more realistic look. The coordinating Birds & Blooms Thinlits make layering everything a breeze. The Layered Leaves Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder really makes a bold statement on the layering piece of Old Olive. And the pièce de résistance is the shimmery Wink of Stella on the bird, flowers and leaves!

Shimmery Pumpkin Bird

Here’s a close up of the shimmer Wink of Stella. It’s so hard to capture on film:
Shimmery Pumpkin Bird Close Up
And here’s a close up of the Layered Leaves Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder. It creates the most lovely, deep impressions. Just a quick spritz of water on your cardstock before you run it through the Big Shot will keep the cardstock from cracking.
Shimmery Pumpkin Bird Leaves Close Up

Stamp Set:  Best Birds
Cardstock:  Old Olive, Soft Suede, Whisper White
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Stampin’ Blends: Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Color Lifter
Lovelies:  Wink of Stella Clear
Tools:  Layered Leaves Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder, Birds & Blooms Thinlits, Layering Circles Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

Click on the Stampin’ Up Catalogs tab above for the PDF catalog and brochure links!

If you want more inspiration, be sure to visit my Pinterest boards! I have a ridiculous number of boards – arranged by type and themes for cards, scrapbooking and papercrafting!


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