Saturday, July 7, 2018

Chickadees

When I went to the stamp convention back in April I saw a card made with this chickadee stamp that was just gorgeous, I loved the layers, they had done theirs in tones of blue, I just had to get it and I had in mind I wanted to do it for my sisters birthday.  This card is a 5x7 size.

I started by looking at images of chickadees and when I saw pictures of ones with yellow bellies I just new that is the way I had to go since my sister likes yellow. I decided instead of doing all paper piecing like the one I saw I would color the belly area and just piece in the parts that were dark.  As I was stamping on the dark paper so that I could cut out those pieces I realized why they didn't use dark pieces on their example, it is really hard to see dark ink on dark paper.  I was going to pop up those areas but it just didn't look right so I just glued them directly on top.


I first started by stamping the whole stamp onto the patterned paper. Coloring in the branch.  Then I stamped again unto my white cardstock and colored with my Spectrum noir markers the birds, then I cut them out and then finished by doing the dark areas with paper piecing.  I added their eyes in with some black enamel dots so they would stand out.  Finished off with a sentiment and corner detail and a few clear dots to give the look of early morning dew.


Stamplistic - Chickadees colored w/markers and paper pieced dark areas and birds
DCWV - Timeless Texture Stack papers
Enamel Accents - black for eyes
Spellbinders - 5x7 matting basics die and Special birthday sentimentsstamp
Poppystamps - Colonade corner die
Our Daily bread designs - Mini tag dies
Faux pen stitching
Button
Floss

We actually have a cooler day today in the 80's and less humidity, we have some outdoor fun planned today :) Hope you have some good weekend plans

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today,

Connie

16 comments:

Heidi Stamps said...

I love this card! I actually remember seeing this stamp at the convention too. I ended up not buying it, but I really should have! You have made a great card with it. It is cooler here today too. Should stay nice till Tuesday.

Beth Norman said...

Your sister is going to love this card. I love what you did with it. It should be showcased at the tradeshow because it is done just so perfect.

Louca por porcelana said...

Very pretty!Hugs,dear Connie!

Esther Asbury said...

What a pretty card! Your birds turned out gorgeous! Love the background you paired them with as well!

Donna Ellis said...

Chickadees are so sweet! We enjoy watching them all year. Yours are beautiful, Connie! xx

aussie aNNie said...

Sweet card for your Sis, Connie, adorable colours used too.xx

Donna Phelan said...

These are sweet! I love your coloring of their bellies and the paper piecing. The Designer Paper looks great, just perfect! Beautiful card!

Kim said...

There is so much pretty detail in this card, Connie. The little chickadees are very sweet. The eyes are fabulous; they add oodles of personality. Your sister is going to love her yellow bellied chickadee birthday card.

Birgit said...

Oh my goodness Connie, this is stunning! I love little feeding and watching the friendly little chickadee's as they come to our feeders and your card captures them perfectly. I love that you used textured paper to stamp them on too. It adds so much more to these little cuties. I'm thinking I "need" this set. Thanks for enabling me. :0)

Debbie said...

this card came out perfect - you know i love everything about it!! i am not familiar with paper piercing and some of the techniques you use, but i always LOVE the end result. you sure do put a lot of thought and love in to your cards!! your sister will treasure it!!

it's cool here too...i am sitting next to an open window and i am almost cold. wow, lucky us - have a wonderful sunday!!

Cheryl said...

Cute card! I wonder if you embossed it if it would make the outlines stand out??? I love that you cut it out and layered it to make it work, your so smart... I would have chucked it lol hence, why I don't do cards lol
big hugs :-)

suziqu's thread works said...

These are gorgeous Connie so much detail and love how you coloured the birds. Beautiful!
x Suzy

Nancy Chan said...

You have made a very sweet card!

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, my gosh, those chickadees are amazing! I love them so much! The crackle finish is awesome and your coloring just perfect. We have lots of these Black Capped Chickadees in the garden and I think they're the cutest. I do love the ones with the yellow tummies. What a beautiful card, Connie!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Oh, how pretty! Those chickadees are so sweet! Love the paper piecing. Your cutting is perfect!

Janice said...

What a fabulous card for your sister, I so love how you put the birds together.