Tuesday, May 29, 2018

STAMPlorations inspiration #176

It's time for our last inspiration post from the STAMPlorations DT where this month we're celebrating Spring with a "Things with Wings" theme. Have you joined us yet? There are prizes to be won!

I've another wonderful, mailable, nearly one-layer card today. Kingfisher goes Warhol-esque. (Sorry, Andy!)

distress oxides
white embossing powder
black thread

This card took a detour. I'd intended to mask the little birdies from the stamp set and stamp the artsy blocks over them. But I got ahead of myself and started stamping those lovely bold color blocks first. Then I remembered. So I thought I'd stamp the birdies B/W and fussy cut them. But I'd really wanted a one-layer design!

So I took another look at the stamp set and thought the kingfisher with all his sketchy lines would be strong enough to show up if I just stamped him right over the color blocks. When I hovered him over the card, trying to decide where to place him, I noticed that in this spot the green "colors" his breast, the yellow his head and a bit of red his beak. So I took that as a sign that it was OK to be lazy and just stamp him ;)

But then I decided that a sentiment lost in the color blocks might just be too lazy, so I heat embossed it and hung it as a sign from his beak with some thread. I like that little touch.


You still have time to make a project with wings and link it up at the STAMPlorations Blog Hop Linky Party for your chance at a GC. Throughout the month, all winged-themed products are 15% off -- no coupon needed. Grab my code from the sidebar to get 20% off on top.

I'm going over to:
CAS on Friday - Birthday card
AAA Cards - 4th Birthday - Congrats, Ladies! Notice how my blocks of color hint at the graphic?
CASual Fridays - Birthday - Congrats on 8 years of a fun challenge!

10 comments:

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

What a cool card !!

Gail said...

Super beautiful!

richardbreaks said...

Very excellent, indeed!

Michelle W said...

Love your card and I love the hanging sentiment! Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays.

Julia Aston said...

What a fun and creative design! love the sign in the kingfisher's beak!

Dee Earnshaw said...

colorful card - great design:)

Jane said...

Love this! Those paint squiggles, the quirky bird and the sentiment go together perfectly. Thanks for linking up and joining in with AAA Cards birthday celebrations!

Craft-E-Place said...

Beautiful and fun! I love your colour choices. Thanks for playing along at AAA Cards

Marina said...

I love those blocks of colour and I did think Warhol even before I read your post!

Tracie Pond said...

Great birthday card, Maria. Love the sign. Thank you for playing with AAA Cards for our 4th birthday challenge. =) Tracie

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