Monday, 8 June 2020


The stamp used for this card came with a magazine some time ago.  There were four little sets of stamps and stencils and I've often used the little stencils but the stamps remained uninked until now when I spotted these two little birds amongst them.  I added the hearts using a fine black pen and then coloured using pencils before die cutting the double pointed banners.  I tried several ways of using this without success until I suddenly thought of using a large heart behind the image and a couple of flowers and a leaf which were hanging around on my desk and now it has turned out as a 'congratulations' card for maybe an anniversary or engagement.

Paper - from my stash
Large Heart - Tonic dies
Birds and Wording - stamps from the freebie set given with a magazine
B\anners - Creative Expressions dies
Flowers and Foliage - Cardmaking Magic Spring/Summer Floral stamp and die set
Image coloured with Polychromos pencils
Flowers coloured with Inktense pencils


  1. What a fabulous card Val, although one of these birds seems a little stand offish. Bought a smile to my face though.

    Sue xx

  2. Hi Val,
    oh those little birds are just the cutest and you have coloured them perfectly too.
    Love your wonderful design and the colours used.
    Super pretty flowers also.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  3. Hi Val

    A really cute congratulations card with lots of lovely details.

    Many thanks for come from Wilko's. I have just pulled them off their stems. They cost a whole £1 each LOL!! I love it when I go in and they have a new colour available.

    Love Jules xx

  4. I love your sweet love birds Val and a great idea to put the heart on each, and the banner shape looks great,and such a pretty heart in the background with the prettily coloured flowers. A beautiful card. x