Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Birthdays Are For the Birds!

I saw a couple of sandhill cranes earlier this spring by the side of the road that inspired this card.

Gray Wolf Graphics makes some fantastic nature stamps including this beautiful sandhill crane. The sentiment is from one of Crafty Secrets clear stamp sets and the wild grass stamp in the foreground is from Gina K's By the Sea 2 clear stamps set.

The crane is stamped with Memento's Gray Flannel ink and colored with Copics.  The foreground grass is stamped with Stampin' Up Gumball Green and touched up with Copics.  After masking the crane with Eclipse Tape, I used a Nestabilities Petite Ovals die cut negative to mask and sponge the background with Stampin' Up inks. The sentiment is stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

After a cold wet start to summer, it is now hot and muggy.  Great growing weather for the vegetable garden, though.  Have a super day.


Sandra said...

Beautiful stamping and colouring

Kathi said...

Wow. Your reverse masked oval is gorgeous, as is the crane. The "no-lines" coloring is wonderfully done.

You saw cranes in the wild? How very cool!