Thursday, August 18, 2011

Vintage Bird Images

Hi Everyone!
I am back today with some projects using another new release from Blockheads Paper Arts.  This set it called Vintage Bird Illustrations and is right up my alley.  The images are just fab!! This is the whole set.  Each stamp is also available individually.

I have been in a tag mood and I continue to make tags this week.  I made this one using the Nest and Bird #1 from the set.

Pre-cut Tags
Inks: Vintage Sepia - VersaFine
        Tea Dye Distress Ink -Ranger
Sprays: Gold, Peach, and  Log Cabin Brown Smooch
Watercolor Crayons
Blue and Cream Cardstock

Start with the Pre-cut tag and stamp the nest with Vintage Sepia.  Stamp again on a scrap of CS and cut out.  This will be used as a mask.  Cover  the nest with the mask and spray the tag with the Smooch and glimmer sprays.  I used the mask because I did not want the nest to be sparkly, only the background.  Stamp the bird on cream CS and cut out.  Color the bird, eggs and nest with Watercolor crayons to add a touch of color.  Layered the tag on a piece of Blue Cs.  Add all the fibers.  I used a scrap of cotton fabric, twine, and pearl cotton.  Add the brad to the corner.  Here is a close up of the tag.

On to project #2.   I made a card using the other bird and the large egg.

Cream, Brown and Kraft Cardstock
Inks: Vintage Sepia - VersaFine
        Tea Dye Distress Ink -Ranger
        Vintage Photo Distress Ink- Ranger
Black Ribbon

I stamped the egg multiple times on Cream CS with Vintage Sepia ink to create a background.  Distress the edges with both Distress inks.    On the Kraft CS stamp the bird three times and distress the edges.  Add this to the center of the egg background.   Wrap black ribbon around the CS on the top and bottom of the bird piece.  Add to a dark brown card base.  Tie a bow and glue to card.   This bird is just too cute!

On the inside, I stamped a sentiment from the Verses-Special Delivery set.    I stamped one bird and distressed the edges.


There are still four days left to enter the Blockheads Faux Fabric Challenge on Facebook.   Go check it out!  There is a fabulous prize!   

Hope you are having a great day.  We are experiencing much nicer weather here.  Not so hot.  It has been in the 80's instead of 90's everyday.  Take some time to stamp today!  Love you.


  1. These are lovely l like the vintage look on both the card and the tag:) Sandra H

  2. Karen
    These are lovely stamps and you have created beautiful cards with them.

  3. Wonderful work Karen....really love the colours you have used on both projects. Terrific images.


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