Crazy Bird Card for TBT

Check out this Card using Tim Holtz Crazy Bird stamp for TBT (Throw Back Thursday). Tara has been blogging for us for 4 years now and her style is classic so I thought I’d REshare one of here early posts! She was so right about the Crazy Birds!

Hey!  Happy Tuesday!  Since I hear things are a little BIRD CRAZY in the store, I thought I’d share a card I made with those awesome stamps. This one I made for my husband (we just celebrated our 2nd wedding anniversary yesterday!) for Valentine’s day! It’s just a fun take on the stamps that I hope you’ll enjoy!

My crazy bird is stamped twice in black on watercolor paper and colored up with Distress Markers & a water brush.  If you purchase the new dies as well as the stamps, you’ll easily cut out some pieces (like the wings) to layer 3D over the base image.  I used some fine tip scissors and foam squares to add some dimension 🙂  All of this is layered over a bird stamped on a small tag, so I didn’t worry about cutting out the feet or smaller details like that!  A bit of clear texture paste is applied to my tag through a small detail stencil to act as a resist under some Distress Ink which I did around the edges and corners.

I used some vintage (aka really old ones that I’m not sure are still available!) alphabet stamps from Hero Arts to stamp my sentiment and the big 4 is from a Tim Holtz BIGZ alphabet die.  The hearts & patterned paper were also from my stash, but you can totally mix things up with whatever is in YOUR stash to create something similar yourself 🙂

I used a clear Wink of Stella glitter pen to add some shimmer and some Glossy Accents on the eyes to make them pop a bit as well.  These crazy birds have been CRAZY popular! I think even Tim Holtz is surprised by it! It’s so fun to see the new additions to the Crazy Bird collection, that way you can really get some mileage out of them!  They’re a ton of fun to play with, and if they make you smile, pick up a set and get creating with them 🙂   Have a very happy Tuesday and a creative week!   Inky hugs, Tara

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