Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Ink to Paper April Release Countdown Day 4

Well friends, it's the 4th and final day of the Ink to Paper April release countdown! We're finishing things off with the latest in the Feathered Friends die collection! This little guy was spotted in my tree this morning perched among my budding blossoms and I couldn't wait to bring him to life with the new Feathered Friends 10 dies!

I'm not exactly sure what type of bird it was; too small to be a robin, but it had the sweetest coral head and brown body which completely camouflaged it among the brown branches and pink buds! I was thrilled that I caught that moment and it completely inspired today's design, all the way down to the flowers!

The sentiment is from the fabulous new "Mother and Father" stamp set that is chock full of amazing sentiments. I chose this particular one for today's card and decided to go for a chalkboard feel, without any smudging though! I wanted to keep it stark and crisp!

The tonal Berry Sorbet background was just the thing to accent both the sentiment and flowers! I used one of my favorites: Ornate Background with a frame die cut using the Border Bling: Skinny Dotted Frame layered over the top!

The bird is colored using Distress Oxide inks and then assembled using liquid glue and mini foam squares with just a touch of ink spritzing for interest.

My second and final card for today and the countdown uses the fabulous new Blooming Thoughts stamp set! I love the sentiments and the flowers are whimsical and easy to use! 

I feel like Limeade Ice is a neglected color in my life, so I was thrilled to use it for today's spring card! I die cut both the Border Bling: Postage Frames and the Border Bling: Joy Frame out of Limeade Ice cardstock and glued them together using liquid glue. I DID have to cut off a bit of the Joy frame to make certain that the postal edge would peek out. I layered it onto a top folding white card base using ScorTape and then added the flowers.

This particular set has three different sentiments that coordinate with the "You're in my" portion of the sentiment. I love these fun flowers so much and I can tell they'll be put to use quite a bit, especially with the different birds! They're just perfect to host those sweet little things! Thanks for fluttering by!
P.S. don't forget that the April release goes on sale tomorrow night at 10 PM ET.


I Card Everyone said...

Kelly Limeade Ice has always been a favorite of mine! You've made it the star it deserves to be today!
Gorgeous cards - fabulous flowers! And, as always, your way with layers? blows my mind!

Stephanie Clapper said...

Hi Kelly! ( I’m not sure why yesterday’s comment didn’t post, but I loved your “ artistic work with the steps!) I’m also a bird lover and sometimes envious of the lovely birds that some of my children see up north. But alas, we have a new bird that showed up recently, the Painting Buntings. I’m thrilled. I’ve loved the Feathered Friends series and today is no exception. Your new coral colored is beautiful Kelly along with your flowers. So many ways to use them and another outstanding post! 😊💖

Kelly Lunceford said...

Thank you so much, Michele!❤

Kelly Lunceford said...

Thank you, Stephanie! I can see your comment from yesterday, so thank you!❤❤❤