I had this idea of using the Happy Birthday sentiment from the Stem Sayings set with the curvy branch of my newly acquired Cheep Talk set. It took a little bit of Stamp-A-Ma-Jigging, but I am not totally unsatisfied with the result. First I inked up the branch stamp with Kiwi Kiss and removed the ink from everything but the leaves with a blender pen. Then I added the Close to Cocoa ink with a marker and stamped on Whisper White card stock. The bird was inked up with Taken with Teal, Only Orange, and Close to Cocoa markers. The sentiment was stamped with Taken with Teal ink, and I added a (retired) Only Orange eyelet to fill in the gap between the words.
The layout was inspired by Fall-To Layout #28 on the clean & simple stamping blog. I tweaked it a little bit by moving the sentiment.
Hope you can see the textured background in the picture. It just wouldn’t photograph very well for me.
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Stamps: Cheep Talk, Stem Sayings
Paper: Kiwi Kiss, Taken with Teal, Whisper White
Ink: Kiwi Kiss, Taken with Teal
Accessories: Only Orange, Close to Cocoa, and Taken with Teal Stampin’ Write Markers, Big Shot, Stampin’ Up! Backgrounds I Texturz Plate, Clips Assortment, Tangerine 1/4″ Grosgrain Ribbon (retired), Bold Brights II Eyelet (retired), Crop-A-Dile, Blender Pen, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, Stampin’ Dimensionals