Spring Song

I have made a couple of cards recently using the new Spring Song stamp set, and thought it would be good to use it for a man’s card.  I was really pleased with the way this card turned out, that is, until I put the greeting on it, and now I am cranky because not only is it crooked but it is not centred either! 😦 must have had a bad day that day 🙂  But I thought I would post it anyway, just so that you can see that I have those days too.  He really is a cute little bird though, don’t you think?

Stamp Sets: Spring Song, Weathered Background, Occasional Greetings.

Cardstock: Basic Black, Kraft, Confetti White.

Inks: Basic Black, Versamark.

Accessories: Piercing Tool and Mat, 6.35mm Grosgrain Ribbon in Basic Black, Distressing Tool from the Cutter Kit.

Artwork copyright Chris Parker-Barnes

Images copyright 1990-2009 Stampin’ Up!

Card from the new Catalogue

Well, I am unwell again!  I don’t think I actually got over my last bought of illness, and now have a full on ‘flu.  Jamie had it last week and seems to be picking up everything going around from preschool, and of course I always seem to get everything he has – nothing like sharing it around the family!!  I am really disappointed because I had so many things that I wanted to get done over the Easter break, and now find myself spending a large part of it in bed.  However, I can’t stay in bed for long without feeling the need to get into those new stamp sets 🙂 they are just calling out to me!  So I have tried to keep it simple by CASEing (or doing an exact copy) of a card from the New Catalogue.  But typically when I try to case something, it doesn’t turn out the same!

Anyway, this is from Page 79, using the Spring Song stamp set.  I just knew I had to get this set as soon as I saw it, but this is the first chance I have had to play with it.  And with so many beautiful new stamp sets I have to admit that I am having problems deciding which one to use on any given day. 🙂 

I hope all of you have a safe and enjoyable Easter, and it’s back to bed for me!

Stamp Sets: Spring Song, Weathered Background stamp, On Your Birthday.

Cardstock: Bashful Blue, Old Olive, Kraft, Confetti White.

Inks: Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive.

Accessories: Markers, Colour Spritzer, Distressing Tool from the Cutter Kit, Paper snips, Chocolate Chip 1.6cm Grosgrain Ribbon, Riding Hood Red Taffeta Ribbon, Linen Thread, Latte Buttons.



Artwork copyright Chris Parker-Barnes

Images copyright 1990-2009 Stampin’ Up!