Sparkly Glitter Bird!

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Hi there!  So I’m enamored with the new Best Birds stamp set.  I can’t stop using it!  Today I used another one of the bird stamps, and I tried out the branch and the sweet little dogwood flowers.  They were all cut with the coordinating dies.

Glitter Bird 1The bird was stamped on watercolor paper and watercolored using an Aqua Pen.  I used a Stampin’ Write Marker in Cajun Craze to color the beak.

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I tried a new technique on this card using glue and glitter.  I mixed a bit of Tombow Glue and water on top of a clear block using an Aqua Pen.  Then I flicked the mixture off the Aqua Pen by hitting it against my finger.  I think I did too much flicking…because when I covered the card with glitter and shook it off, there was SO much glitter!!  I meant for it to just be a nice sprinkling 🙂  Oops!!

Glitter Bird cu dogwoodI love the little blossoms.  I’m not sure what type of blossoms they were meant to be, but I’m thinking they are cherry blossoms!  What do you think?

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Thanks for stopping by today!  Have you used this set yet?  Let me know what you think, I love hearing from you!

Stampin’ Up! Products Used on Today’s Card

Stamps:  Best Birds and Sheltering Tree
Ink:  Pink Pirouette, Pool Party, Island Indigo, and Sahara Sand Classic Stampin’ Pads; Memento Ink Pad
Paper:  Pink Pirouette, Sahara Sand and Whisper White card stock and Watercolor Paper
Tools:  Aqua Pen, Birds & Blooms Thinlits Dies, Woodgrain Embossing Folder, Big Shot Die Cutting Machine
Other:  Paper Lace Doily, Tombow Glue, Gold Glitter

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  1. You can never ever have too much glitter. I think the card is just beautiful the way it is. Think of it as little flecks of glittery bird seed. Just lovely!

  2. Celia Cawthon says:

    As a backyard birder, I have to agree with Bobbi … this is the perfect glittery bird seed. Before I started reading, in fact, I thought you were going to say that you mixed glue and bird seed together (but that would make it impossible to get the card out of the envelope even when fully dry). Just gorgeous! I thought your card base was the retired River Rock!

  3. I love your card! The branch and flowers are my favorite part. I thought dogwood too. But it doesn’t matter. This set went to the top of my list.

  4. Yes, I hadn’t really considered that set a “must have” until I saw your card. Just beautiful. I thought the glitter was the chunky Glass Glitter we had a couple of years ago (that I still have lots of and would love to figure out a way to use it up). Your card is just beautiful and thanks so much for sharing the inspiration!

  5. LOVE this card!!! I first thought cherry blossoms too, but then I thought of dogwood. Whatever they are, I really like them. The sprinkling of gold against that pink is so pretty and feminine and the addition of the doily makes it even moreso. Absolutely beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing and inspiring!

  6. Gloria Sperring says:

    What an awesome ideal! Hurray for Peggy! For the time it didn’t turn out bad. I really liked it. I will also try this. Thank you so much for sharing with us. I’m !