Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Red Winged Blackbird

Mother's day is almost here and I have some fun cards to share with you before it is.

First, I wanted to share this card featuring Birds of a Feather stamp set by Sheena Douglas for Crafter's Companion. My family is full of birders so when I first set eyes on this bird I knew I had to have it.  The complimenting stamps are also perfect.

My card is inspired by the Red or Yellow Winged Blackbird.  I often see these birds in Washington around Marsh areas or lakes, they seem to love the reeds and cattails that grow nearby.  I am always draw to them by the bright color around the wings.  Recently my Mother was in town and she and my daughter reported seeing one of these birds and I knew I had to make a card.

I stamped the images out on my Spectrum Aqua watercolor paper.  I used my zigs to add the colors I wanted.  Once it was dry I put the image through my scan and cut.  I used my Gina Marie leaf dies with two different colors of green to set a place for the bird to sit.  The sentiments are from Avery Elle.  All together I put it on my CC Kraft Paper and distressed the edges.  I am happy with the results and love the vivid colors with the black.

I hope you enjoyed this card and thank you for visiting!

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1 comment:

Lisa Elton said...

Great job on the coloring of the bird! This is terrific Katie!