Animal Cards, Birthday Cards

A-Parrot-ly It’s Your Birthday


Hi there, I hope you’re enjoying your day!

Today I have a card using a sweet parrot from the Technique Tuesday August release, paired with some Copic coloring and Distress Ink blending.

I started by stamping the images from the Tommy And Polly The Tropical Birds stamp set in Copic-friendly Hero Arts Intense Black ink onto Neenah Solar White 80# Classic Crest cardstock.  Then I used Copics to color them all in:

  • Parrot torso: B04, B05, B06
  • Parrot wings and tail: BG01,BG02, BG15, BG49
  • Parrot yellow highlights: Y08, Y17
  • Parrot beak and face: C1, C2, C3, C5, C7
  • Branch: E34, E57, E47
  • Leaves: BG34, G02, G16
  • Flowers: RV21, R43, RV29, R32, with white gel pen dots

I used the coordinating dies to cut everything out.  I cut out three extra parrots so that I could stack and adhere the four die cuts together for dimension and then I set all of the pieces aside to work on the background.

Using Post-it Tape, I masked off the edges of an A2-sized piece of Strathmore Bristol Smooth cardstock.  Then I used foam blending tools add Mustard Seed, Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade, and Ripe Persimmon Distress inks to the panel, overlapping and blending the colors together to create a gradient.

I waited a few minutes until the panel was dry and then used Versafine Clair Nocturne ink to stamp the sentiment.

To assemble the card I adhered the dimensional parrot and branch with glue and then used foam tape to adhere the leaves.  I glued the flowers directly to the leaves.  Then to finish, I adhered the card front to an A2-sized card base.

Thanks so much for visiting!


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