I've finally done it..given in to the Bird Crazy craze! If you don't know about these fun bird images then where have you been for the past two years?! LOL! I fought it long and hard, but I finally found myself too drawn to these silly faces to resist any longer...
Tim Holtz introduced the Bird Crazy stamp set probably two years ago, maybe less, and the demand for them took off like mad. He then introduced coordinating dies and accessories. And now I see these birds on craft blogs all over the internet land!
When these were first released, I still owned eclectic Paperie and I honestly had a hard time keeping the stamps and dies in stock...it was madness! Once I started the closing process, I managed to tuck one stamp set and one die set into my stash...you know, just in case. Almost a year later...I finally pulled them out to create a card for my son's upcoming birthday. (I think this bird is has a slight resemblance those Angry Birds so I know my son is going to love this card!)
My card began with a healthy dose of Wendy Vecchi's embossing paste and a Dina Wakley stencil. Once the paste was dry I added some water and applied ink from Tim's Distress Markers. Adding more water made the ink from the markers run in between all of the non-paste surfaces...dreamy. (I used Ranger watercolor paper for this process)
My bird was stamped on another piece of watercolor paper and die cut. More markers, with a non-stick craft sheet and water brush, were used to color the bird. The dies, which perfectly fit around the birds eyes and beaks, were used to cut out those features and pop them up with foam tape. Bring on the dimension! To finish the card I simply added a vintage text circle and some words from a Chit Chat sticker book.
So there you have it..my introduction to this super fun stamp set! Want to give using these birds a try? Click any of the links below to go directly to the product pages. (The Funkie Junkie sells these products for 20% below retail!)
Wendy Vecchi Embossing Paste (white)