Saturday, August 10, 2013

Birdie Postcard

Here is my postcard for this months UK Stampers Forum swap.  The background is printed paper treated with Versamark ink and brushed over with Perfect Pearls in blue and pink to give an iridescent effect (not easy to see in the pic).

I then stamped the base of the card with Adirondack watermelon pigment ink and a swirly stamp.  I then used some Dylusions stamps by Ranger to stamp the leaves and birdies in Memento black ink.

The birdies were infilled with some Sakura jellyroll gold pens. Some further detail was added with a black Pigma micron pen.

A piece of spotty Washi tape was added above the swirls and three card candi minis were added with Glossy Accents on the left.

The finished design was adhered to a piece of stout card cut to 6 x 4 inches which was then edged with fired brick Distress Ink applied with some cut'n'dry foam. It was sprayed with a matte acrylic varnish to protect in transit through the post naked.

Sid xx

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  1. lovely Sid - that background works really well.

  2. Love it Sid! Great little birdies! :-)

  3. Wow Sid this is beautiful and thanks for explaining how you achieved the fabulos look.

    Good tips there

  4. Wow the background is fab, I thought it was printed fabric to start with!!

    Great choice of images to place over the top!!

    Sam xxxx

  5. Great golden birdies Sid, fab postcard!

  6. Hi Sid, I just found your blog through a random google search, it's been a pleasure browsing around and viewing your artwork! I love how this background turned out, never would have thought of using versamark in combination with perfect pearls. Definitely something I'll have to check out some time!


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