Sunday, June 26, 2016

Birds of a Feather is a Keeper

Today's post will be the last in the series on Papertrey's Birds of a Feather. The series kicked off with a simple idea: how can I combine random stamps in a (sort of) collage-y way while still staying true to my style? Birds of a Feather was the perfect set to do this with because it has an outstanding combination of images and sentiments that ended up working with lots of different stamps.

This card combines a musical background from A Muse with a flying bird and sentiment from Birds of a Feather. I just love how the background is lends such a sense of movement with the swooping bird, don't you think?

This stamped panel is smaller than the panels on the previous cards...1.25" x 2.5". It was a scrap lying around, so I used it. It's amazing how little space you need to have big impact on a card. Note that the background was stamped with dye ink, but the bird and sentiment were stamped with pigment inks. The denser pigment inks cover better than dye and will stand out better on a busy background, with higher contrast.

Whether you're doing the Use-Your-Hoard Challenge or not, I encourage you to pick a stamp set you rarely use or haven't used in a long time. Play with it. Combine it with stamps from other companies...especially if you haven't used them in a while either. This was enormously fun, and I plan on repeating the idea with other sets.

Happy stamping!

stamps: Papertrey Birds of a Feather, A Muse musical background
ink: Memento London fog, Impress merlot, Memento Luxe tuxedo black
paper: Papertrey white
accessories: silver metallic marker, craft foam, glue


  1. I like that the musical notes aren't in a straight line. The red bird pops nicely. And the silver border really sets off the decorative panel.

  2. i do so love this style of card - i wish I had your skill


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