Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Bird Stamp Tutorial from Vicki Chrisman

Thanks so much to everyone that sent in wonderful samples and the comments for our free Printable Project, and to the winner Darlene! You can see more details on Joanne's winning card here on her blog! Please NOTE: I said when subscribers would instantly get an email when I posted on the blog but I found yesterday it comes later, oops!

We have been very busy finishing 4 new Image & Journal Booklets but we are sooo close I should be able to post some samples very soon and I honestly feel these will be the BEST WORK we have ever published! The themes 4 will include: Birds & Botanical, Childhood, Homemade and Summer Time and they will be available later in April. Then look for vintage Halloween, Christmas and other titles that will come out later this summer!

Today I want to welcome Vicki Chrisman from our design team who has a tutorial for you using our new Bird Lover Stamp set to build a page, or you could create a border for a card or altered project.

HELLO FROM VICKI, It's no secret I love both the sets of bird stamps. Each one is so easy to build with. Birds, Nest, eggs, name it. Today, I'm going to share with you, a fun and easy way to use this one" branch stamp" , from the Large Bird Lovers Set to create a border.

Start along the edge of your paper and stamp the branch.

It's easy to build your border, by just alternating the direction of your stamp. Each time you stamp, slightly overlap your previously stamped image. This will give it a more natural looking flow. Remember "real" branches on trees, don't grow perfectly even.. so you can't make a mistake. just have fun!

Here's the really fun part. There is a "SINGLE leaf" stamp in this set also, so you can go back and fill in , where ever you like.

At the bottom, I stamped my nest directly on my paper, like I did the branches. I stamped the birds and eggs on separate paper, used decorative chalks on them, and cut them out, to add even more dimension.
I matted the stamped saying for the title, on papers from the Classic Paper Pad. I inked the edges, and chalked in the rest of my stamped images.

Thank you Vicki for sharing your creative ideas! Anyone can visit Vicki's blog here to see more of her work and lots of inspiring ideas!

These new Bird Lover Stamps are a large set and they are starting to ship to stores now, so ask your favorite retailer for them! Our other bird stamps are a medium set called Bird Notes and the have been one of our top selling stamp sets. We also have Feathered Friends Cotton Scraps, so I guess you could say we are hooked on birds! You can and see many more cool bird samples here in our gallery that our design team has created using our various bird stamps and images!

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Warm and wonderful wishes!


Alison H said...

Thanks for the opportunity. Really great samples. If I have to choose I would say..

Wine Lovers, Bird Notes, and Little Chef.

Brenda H. said...

Wow, what an awesome giveaway...I'd LOVE some new stamps! Thanks for being so generous and for this chance to win! I'd pick Bird Lovers, Bird Notes and Wildflowers.
Happy Spring!
~Brenda H.

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