Saturday, 17 April 2021

Birthday card with a red bird

Let me show you my second inspirational project for our April challenge, the Birds and the bees. If you missed my firs project with Arthur, you can find it here

To begin with, I took a 300gsm watercolour paper and blended Shabby Shutters and Bundled Sage Oxide inks to the surface.

Then I spritzed with water.

Then I added Ranger Opaque Crackle Texture Paste through a Stampers Anonymous stencil. When the first part was dry, I continued the stencilling. 

In the end, I spattered my background with gold paint and inked the edges of my 6x6" panel with Vintage Photo ink.

For the bird, I used 300gsm watercolour paper too and I coloured the pieces with Fired Brick and Abandoned Coral Distress inks. I inked the edges with Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain inks.

For the umbrella, I used Kraft paper and brown textured paper.

What I used:

Sizzix Thinlits die, Feathered Friends by Tim Holtz

Sizzix Thinlits die, Handwritten Celebrate by Tim Holtz

Sizzix Thinlits die, The Gent by Tim Holtz

Stampers Anonymous layering stencil, Floral by Tim Holtz

Ranger Opaque Crackle Paste

Ranger Distress Oxide ink pads (Shabby Shutters, Bundled Sage)

Ranger Distress ink pads (Fired Brick, Abandoned Coral, Walnut Stain, Vintage Photo)

Idea-Ology Fasteners

If you have a project with birds or bees (or both), please don't hesitate to join our April challenge where a randomly selected winner can have a £20 voucher to spend in the Country View Crafts online shop.


  1. Fabulous, I love everything about it! Have a great weekend Monika. x

  2. Beautiful card, Monika! Great background and the red bird really pops. Clever use of the umbrella, I love this idea.
    Have a wonderful sunday!
    Evelyn xxx

  3. Wow this is wonderful Monika! I love how you've sat your bird on the unbrella, just genius! Take care and have a very happy week, Sue xx


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