Friday, April 5, 2013

Birthday Birdies

Have I mentioned lately how much I love Memento's color range from yellow to dark orange? Oh, yeah. You can make cards like this for no reason other than you can:

To stamp these so perfectly takes a gridded acrylic block. I started with the dark orange (Morroco) and worked toward the yellow using the gridded acrylic block lines as guides. Fortunately, the word birthday is an inch and a half wide, so the birds' legs are exactly a half inch apart. To do this over a less precisely wide word, you could mark the spacing with a pencil and ruler and a little help from fifth-grade fractions, depending on how many images you want to stamp.

Or you could get all wacky and eyeball it.

I don't recommend eyeballing it, though. You will inevitably screw it up and use words that got your mouth washed out with soap in fifth grade.

Avoid making yourself swear whenever possible. Get out the ruler.

Have a lovely weekend, everyone!

stamps: Papertrey Botanical Silhouettes, Grunge Me
ink: Memento
paper: Papertrey white
accessories: gridded acrylic ruler


  1. Those ARE great colours. I also like the sentiment stamped in two colours.

    BTW, thank you for including a list of your supplies. Much appreciated, especially when you make the stamps look so good on all that white space. LOL

  2. You are too funny! Very picturesque card - the bold colors really pop.

  3. Heehee, I can admit to needing my mouth washed a few time!! Adorable card, and the colours are lovely!

  4. Love your card. Great colors. And I love those little birds. Lots of that lovely white space too. I haven't cussed all day, but that might change soon...I've got a bad case of nojo again. ; ) Wonderful card. Bev

  5. I love the gradation of color...such a sweet card!

  6. Loving the birdies, loving the colors, loving that I get to use fractions.... Too sweet.

  7. Yep, fantastic colours ... cute long legged birdies ... so cute! Anita :)

  8. Love it! The colours are just so cheerful. This post really made me smile - okay - no eyeballing it!


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