Welcome friends! A new month, a new hop! Even though I usually do not use birds or bees in my creations, I am so excited for this hop. I am embracing this challenge. Let's go! Here is our beautiful cue:
I wanted to make two cards for this hop, but after ten takes on this one, and not totally satisfied with the results, I decided it was time to call it quits. LOL!!!
Let me preface this card by saying, I love the look of layered stamps. And when you layer stamps you really don't have to color, unless you want too.
I have a question for the bird lovers out there. Is this a hawk? I see hawks in my neighborhood from time to time. They are so beautiful. I'm going to let you in on a little secret; I am absolutely terrified of birds. LOL. I freak out if they get too close. I love to admire their beauty from a distance.
Three kits were used in the creation of this card. The background stamp which was inked with a light blue color is from the August 2020 SMAK KIT, you are my people. I stamped it twice. This is a gorgeous stamp set. Perfect for nature themed cards. I then stamped the bird in dark brown ink. The bird comes from the same set. I stamped the sentiment in the same brown ink. The sentiment comes from the September 2020 SMAK KIT, everything is up to you, another gorgeous kit. The branch stamp was then stamped in the dark brown ink as well. This stamp comes from the February 2020 Kit of the Month, timeless. I felt the card needed more, at least a little more color, so I added a couple of pieces of washi, a mini wood frame, and Nuvo drops. I love the pop of pink from the washi tape.
Make sure you keep on hopping: