Monday, February 22, 2021

You make me happy...

Good morning!

I'm on the Hello Bluebird blog today with a fun spring inspired card using a mix of older stamps, including the Old Oak background stamp which will soon be re-released as a clear stamp! That's right, all of the older rubber background stamps will be re-released on March 4th as clear stamps making them much easier to keep in stock. There's also a handful of gorgeous new scene builders coming that are totally going to knock your socks off!

When I sat down to create this card I started to think ahead to March and the windy days that happen all month long, blowing out the snow and cold in order to help usher in the calmer and gentler days of later spring. The best part of those March days has always been the chance to enjoy some serious kite flying. So when I saw this cute mouse in the Fly a Kite set I knew just what I wanted to do. First I stamped the mouse and kite using Memento London Fog ink on Copic friendly card stock. Next I stamped the cloud from the Pathway background by simply inking only the lines that make up the billowing, blowing cumulus using a Soft Stone ink. I then added some seeds from the Field Mice set flying on that same breeze as well as a sentiment from the Rainbow Script set.Using the Soft Stone ink once again I stamped the Old Oak background on coordinating Soft Stone card stock, then die cut it using the Gallery Frame #4 die. The color palette of this entire card doesn't veer very far from that gray and yellow combo, totally playing towards that sentiment I chose.To add a bit of interest and a pop of fun to the over-all design I stamped the kite itself on a separate scrap of card stock and colored it to match the rest of the card. I then fussy cut it out and used foam adhesive to add it over top the frame that had been glued into place. Now it looks like that strong breeze is blowing our little mouse friend right out of the picture.

I love how this card proves you don't always have to use every stamp in the set to tell a great story... heck you don't even have to use all of a single stamp! LOL

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  :)

Supply list:
cardstock- My Favorite Things, Papertrey Ink and Catherine Pooler
stamps- Hello Bluebird (
Fly A Kite set, Field Mice set, Rainbow Script set, Pathway background and Old Oak background)

ink- Memento London Fog and Tuxedo Black and Papertrey Ink Soft Stone
Hello Bluebird Gallery Frame #4

Sharpie extra fine white pen

Copic markers:
mouse- E40, E42, R000, R30, R22, N1, N2, N3

cloud- W1, W2, C00, BG70, 0
sky- Y0000, Y000, Y00, Y11, T0, T1, T2, W00

kite- Y000, Y00, Y02, Y21, E33, E35, W4, W5

seeds- BG90, E33