Greeting Card with Sketchy Birds and Autumn Leaves Stamps

Hi there, Laura here on the blog today with an autumnal greeting card and I’ve used a stamp from the Sketchy Bird stamp set as my focal image. I chose to leave this card without a sentiment but let me know in the comments would you have left it sentiment free or would you have added one?

So first of all I cut a card front measuring 5.5 inches squared. I then added Vintage photo Distress Oxide ink using a blending brush and faded it out towards the centre but making sure the edges were darker. I then spritzed it with water and dabbed it off.

Once the background was completely dry I then added some stamping using Versafine Clair Acorn Ink. I used the Autumn Leaves stamp set and stamped them all around the edge of the card keeping the centre clear.

I then used the Mix a Sentiment 2023 stamp set to add some subtle text stamping in the background also using the Acorn Ink.

For my focal image I stamped this Sketchy Bird on some watercolour cardstock in VersaFine Clair Acorn Ink. I then clear heat embossed it to make it easier to watercolour.

Once my image was water coloured I fussy cut the bird out but to make it easier I cut the legs off and stamped them directly on the card front once I had decided where I wanted my bird to be placed. I then heat set the legs with clear embossing powder too so it blended in with the bird as well. To finish my card I popped the birds body on some foam tape and I added a mat layer of metallic gold cardstock and that was the card finished! I couldn’t decide on a sentiment and in the end I decided I actually liked it without one! Here is a close up photo of the finished card:

I hope you like it and that it has given you some inspiration! Thank you so much for reading and don’t forget to share your makes in the Rubber Dance Stamping Lounge Facebook Group!

Laura x

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Products from Rubber Dance:

Mix A Sentiment 2023

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  1. Liebe Laura, wenn es ein „schönstes Bild des Monats“ geben würde, wäre es dein süßes Spatzenbild für mich! Es ist sooooo schön! Ich werde es mit Sicherheit noch nachmachen. Habe mir extra die Stempel mit dem Herbstlaub und den Pilzen bei Susanne bestellt. Die Spatzen habe ich noch, sind schon ganz viel verwendet worden! Ich wünsche dir noch eine wunderschöne und kreative Vor-Weihnachtszeit! Liebe Grüße, Astrid

    • Ich finde diese Karte auch hinreißend! So zauberhaft! Es freut mich liebe Astrid, dass dir die Stempel so gut gefallen! Herzlichen Dank und viele Grüße!

    • Thank you so much Astrid ☺️ I’m so glad you like the card. Those Sketchy Birds are some of my favourite stamps 🩷 and they go beautifully with the mushrooms and the Autumn leaves. Look forward to seeing your makes in the Rubber Dance Facebook group when your stamps arrive! Happy crafting! ☺️