Can I just tell ya that I'm tickled to have been asked by Lisa to be a Friend of The Craft's Meow for July?! Oh yea, I'm totally excited to join Lisa and her fab team this month and we are kicking off previews of the four fantastic new stamp sets that will be released July 1st at The Craft's Meow! Today we are showcasing Lovely Birds, a super "tweet" stamp set designed by Nina B Designs for The Craft's Meow.
This set of clear stamps has a lot of cute little birdie type images that you can easily mix and match to create different scenes as well as a couple coordinating sentiments to go along with them. For my first time inking them up I chose to use the branch and bird feeder along with a couple of the little birds. From the get-go I knew that I was going to color the bird feeder red just because it looked like the old plastic ones I remember hanging in my Grandma's trees. And while we don't have blue birds here (at least I've never seen one around), I thought they would be a nice contrast and fun to color. This turned out to be a pretty flat card for me... everything except the little bird on the feeder is stamped on a single piece of cardstock. So there wasn't much cutting and popping which was a nice little change of pace for me. :)
Now what would new release festivities be without chances to win prizes? Yep, Lisa will draw THREE of you to win Lovely Birds... one from each of three of the design team and friends blogs. For a complete list of who's got sneak peeks just check out the TCM blog. You'll have until 10:00 pm Pacific tonight to make the rounds and leave comments. We'll announce the winners in tomorrow's post.
Enjoy and good luck!
cardstock- Jillibean Soup kraft, PTI and Copic X-Press It
paper- Fancy Pants (yellow gingham), The Girls' Paperie floral and text), BoBunny (red dot)
stamps- The Craft's Meow (Lovely Birds set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black, Colorbox creamy brown and Tim Holtz tumbled glass distress
birds- B21, B24, B26, R11, R21, Y38
everything else- E55 E57, E59, YG01, YG03, G21, G24, R05, R08 E19, Y23, Y26, BG000, 0