Hi there. Have you seen THESE new dies that coordinate with Tim Holtz’s Crazy Birds stamp set? They are awesome! Most dies cut out an image leaving a white border around it…not these guys…they cut right up to the image. You can cut out the wings, eyes, and beak for added dimension.
|Bird Crazy Thinlets Dies can be found HERE|
Here’s the card I made. I think it’s one of my favorites…
I started by stamping the birds on to a piece of Neenah White Cardstock using THIS ink and heat embossing each image with THIS embossing powder. I love the shine it adds to all the details and really makes the images pop. If you want to pop up the eyes and beaks like I did, you need to stamp two of each image like I did HERE. For the background of the card, I used THIS cardstock and added a bit of THIS ink to the edges.
Next I used THESE watercolors to color the birds. I started with more concentrated color towards the edges of the birds and then added water as I continued to achieve an ombre look. I added watercolor to the beaks of the second set of birds and die-cut them out along with the eyes. I added black fun foam behind them before adhering them into place for added dimension.