Saturday, February 9, 2019

A Birdie Birthday Card for Purple Onion Designs

Hi!  As promised I'm back with another design using Stacey Yacula Studio for Purple Onion Designs.  This time I have a birdie themed birthday card full of yummy girly goodness!

I used Ranger Archival Ink in Potting Soil to stamp a panel of white cardstock using the Wood Grain Background Stamp.  I then die cut the panel with a simple faux stitched edge to make it look finished and used some circular dies I have to die cut the three openings.  I like that these circular dies also leave a faux stitched edge so that it matches the border!

I ink blended a panel of cardstock using Distress Oxide Ink in Spun Sugar and using dimensional foam tape, I backed my decorative panel and applied it to the ink blended panel which in turn was adhered to the card base.

On Bristol Smooth cardstock I stamped all of the images by Stacey Yacula Studio from her Sweet Occasions, Garden Blooms and A Sweet Summer ranges with the floral sprig from A Beautiful Day and I watercolour painted them using a limited colour palette of Kuretake Zigs in the following colours - Yellow Green 053, Oatmeal 064, Mid Gray 096, Pale Orange 054 and S. Almond Pink 200.

I then set about fussy cutting all that I had stamped and painted (yes the branches were fiddly but I survived the ordeal) and applied them with foam tape into the scene.

Time to finish out this 'tweet' card.  I stamped the sentiment with Versamark Ink and heat embossed in white, backed the strip with foam tape and applied.  I then delved into my embellishment trays and added a little pink twinkle with these jewels by Pretty Pink Posh.

This card screams Spring no? I think a lot of us right now are craving a dose of Spring!

I thank you for coming by to read and I hope you make something pretty today.

Nicky x


  1. This is so pretty and sweet, Nicky! I love the limited soft color palette. Might have to look for some potting soil ink. You use it regularly and I find I like it! The images are absolutely adorable. This card has loads of personality. Thank you so much for sharing. :)

    1. Once I went over to Potting Soil over Jet Black I never looked back!

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    1. Thank you Lindsay I was ever so pleased with how it turned out!

  3. Beautiful card. Love the pink.. Thank you for sharing.