Monday, January 05, 2015

Humming Greetings Cards

Hi everyone! Here is the second batch of artwork made by guest designer Ellie Knol.

For these cards, Ellie has used the humming bird stamp from our set called Vintage Birds and the stamp called Vintage Script. The backgrounds are either photos or part of greeting cards - such a clever way to make a beautiful background!

Stamp the bird, and color it with a watercolor pencil to coordinate with the background. Cut the bird out and color the edges with a dark color to make it pop. Adhere bird to card with pop-dots for more depth.

Ellie used the Vintage Script stamp on all the cards to add interest.

On this card,  Ellie used some vellum between the card and the bird.
You can still see the stamped script on the cardstock  through it.

To see more of Ellie's beautiful artwork, visit her blog and enjoy the view :-)

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  1. Thank you so much, Ellie! I really like this idea - making such colourful cards with the backgrounds like that. I'll give it a try :-)

  2. Whoa! They look amazing....& a really clever 'hybrid' way to use stamps! It's gotten me thinking...thanks for the inspiration!!!

  3. Thanks everyone! Happy to be here again! Thanks Bibi for this chance! LOVE your stamps!

  4. I love the idea to use pictures combined with the stamps, it works really well. I especially love the one combined with the vellum.

  5. Hi Ellie, wonderful cards and that little bird is adorable! Like the one with the vellum, it creates such a soft sphere!
    Happy New Year to you! xMiranda

  6. That's so clever - and they look beautiful too.
    Alison x

  7. Wonderful cards and so clever!
    Happy New Year!

  8. Thanks all for your kind words, I appreciate it! Happy new year to you all too!


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