Monday, February 1, 2021

Inspired By #159

The inspiration photo for the current Inspired By challenge is just so sweet.  I've been on a bit of a bird kick lately (as you will see in future posts) so this challenge got me really excited.

One of my favorite color combinations is a mix of two Simon Says Stamp inks, Cloudy Sky and Fog.  They are just so pretty together.

I began with a stencil.  I first blended the Cloudy Sky onto some white cardstock and then flipped the stencil over and added a layer of Fog.  I created a matte for this panel by blending the Cloudy Sky along the edges of a white cardstock panel cut just a smidge larger than the stenciled panel. I then set about creating my bird and branches.  I ink blended both colors onto white cardstock and used that to die cut my elements.  I arranged them onto the stenciled panel, added a white heat embossed sentiment and then adhered this panel to a white card base made from fog cardstock.  Tonic Nuvo drops in Oyster Grey and Duck Egg Blue were the perfect finishing accompaniment.  Isn't this a lovely color combo?

I had some bits leftover so I created a simple Happy Birthday tag from the scraps.

Simon Says Stamp dye ink - Cloudy Sky and Fog 
MFT - Scattered Bars stencil
MFT - bird die (a card kit from years ago)
Simon Says Stamp - Tiny Words stamp set
Tonic Nuvo Drops - Oyster Grey and Duck Egg Blue

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Happy Crafting!



  1. Julie, your little bird is such a tweetie! and, yes, indeed this is a gorgeous color combo! Love the stenciled background, and gorgeous leafy perch!
    How are there so many bird dies that I've missed? So happy to meet him!

  2. OH! thanks SO much for perching him in the IB gallery!

  3. Your stenciled background and beautiful bird are so very beautiful, those colors are so pretty together! Thank you for inspiring us with your beautiful card this week @IB!

  4. Such a beautiful design and take on this weeks inspiration! The matching tag is another fun idea! Thank you for playing along!