So I made a start on my card. I wanted to make a border - the teal bit in the sketch - from my card-io stamps, but didn't settle on what to do for the star until I opened my book and saw the "Sweet Birdhouse" set, then it all just fell into place in my head. Card-io stamps are great, so versatile. You can use them for a main image, a border like I did here, wreaths or backgrounds. In the summer a friend and I made 250 orders of service for a wedding (Hubby was the photographer). Talk about pain! I could hardly move by the time we had finished! But they looked fab, just like these lovely bridesmaids who are
So here is my card
I stamped the birdhouse first, then masked it off with a mask that was slightly bigger so that there would be a little gap between it and the border. I used Memento Rich cocoa ink instead of black for a softer look. Then I masked off the white areas. And yes, I measured it; I am that sad. Once I was happy with the border I removed the masks, added the birds, and chose the sentiment. This sentiment comes from the MFT "I'm Tweet on You" set, which I believe is discontinued. I stamped it on to a scrap of paper to help me decide whether to put it inside the border or outside. Hubby agreed it should go outside, and there it is.
While I was making this one I was having ideas with my Altenew stamps...
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