One of the stamp sets on the Retirement List is For The Birds, which is kind of a shame because it’s one of those nice stamp sets, pleasing images, all-occasion greetings and easy to color in. You can also stamp the image in just one color and leave it plain without coloring it in and make a monochromatic card.
In this card, I used a Mossy Meadow card base and a piece of designer paper from the All Abloom Designer Series Paper Stack for the layer. The image is stamped with Jet Black Stazon Ink on Whisper White. The wagon, flowers, and bird are colored in with Stampin’ Write Markers and Blender Pens. Isn’t it fun to feel like a little kid again while you sit and color?! For a little sky color I just sponged on a little blue with a Sponge Dauber in the background.
When I found a little scrap of Real Red that was already embossed with the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, I tried it as a layer under my stamped image and thought it worked. This Polka Dot Folder is retiring also! I use this one a lot so will be sorry to see it go! It’s a good all-purpose/want-a-little-something embossing folder!
For a finishing touch I added a small bow made with the Lost Lagoon 3/8″ Satin Stitched Ribbon. I thought it finished off the card nicely. When the card was finished, I felt very satisfied with the colors and look of this card! It’s nice when that happens!
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