I needed a male birthday card so I turned to my trusty Bird Crazy stamps from Tim Holtz to make one up.
For inspiration on my layout I used the current sketch at Freshly Made Sketches. To create the line element I stamped out a sentiment from the Crazy Talk set. I didn’t want to leave the background completely white and the ink splatters theme at Creative with Stamps gave me the idea of adding a party popper. My placement of my ink splats wasn’t so great though as my party popper is at a bit of a funny angle for my crazy bird to have really popped it!
Because I am invariably terrible at picking colours the colour scheme for my card comes from the current challenge at Stampin’ Royalty. I didn’t have the Stampin’ Up colours so I’ve substituted. Unfortunately mint seems to mean every type of green known to man but on screen at least Tim’s Cracked Pistachio seemed to be a pretty good match. You’d have thought navy blue would have been easier to match but my Chipped Sapphire had a tendency to turn a bit purple when dry so I added a bit of Dina Wakley Night in Archival Ink to darken up my blue.
I popped my somewhat drunkenly placed party popper off the page with a 3D Zot and added in some baker’s twine for the pull string as my only real embellishment on my card. Loving a CAS crazy bird for a male birthday card!
Dies, SVGs & Templates etc
Inks & Paints etc
Bazzill Classic Cardstock ~ Nautical Blue Dark
Bazzill Monochromatic Cardstock ~ White
Ribbons & Trims etc
Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Collection ~ CMS212 Bird Crazy, CMS236 Crazy Talk & CMS237 Crazy Things
ChallengesFreshly Made Sketches ~ Sketch #245
Stampin’ Royalty #338 ~ Colour (Blue, White & Mint)
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