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Birthday Birdie

February 11th, 2009 · 5 Comments

Birthday Birdie

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.

Thanks for stopping by!

All supplies by Stampin’ Up!® unless otherwise noted.
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

Tags: clean & simple

5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Natasha // Feb 11, 2009 at 9:06 pm

    Oh my goodness! This is absolutely adorable!!! Thank you so much for playing along.

  • 2 Angie Tieman // Feb 11, 2009 at 11:45 pm

    Oooh! How cute!! So sweet and fun!

  • 3 denise:) // Feb 12, 2009 at 3:36 am

    This is just so cute! love the colors and layout…

  • 4 Pat (mspfd) // Feb 12, 2009 at 10:39 am

    Vera, this is so cute. Love the clean, crisp look.

  • 5 Lisa Henke // Feb 13, 2009 at 2:03 pm

    I think this turned out great. I have to get this set,too. I love the colors you used. TFS!