Hello everyone! Welcomes to another BS & J Productions Stamp Off Challenge. This challenge was brought to us by Jackie and it is a bird challenge. Use any product that has birds in it.
Now there are a number of stamp sets I could use but my favorite bird set is in the 2018 Occasions Catalog and is called Bird Banter. It has the cutest birds plus seven sentiments that go well with birds.
To make this card, I first stamped the birds, balloon and sentiment in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink. I use this black ink for two reasons. One is that this stamp set is Photopolymer and the Memento Ink does not stain it as much as the Basic Black Archival Ink. The second reason I used it is because I colored the birds using Stampin’ Blends. Blends are alcohol based so you need to use an ink that is water based so it doesn’t smear when you color.
After I stamped the birds in Memento Ink, I stamped the branches in Emerald Envy. Then I colored the birds using Bermuda Bay (light and dark), Daffodil Delight (dark), Pool Party (light and dark) and Calypso Coral (light) Blends. After I was done this I lightly sponged the background using Pool Party Ink.
By the way, this weekend I am on my way to a Stampin’ Up! OnStage event with my fellow Demonstrators. I can’t wait to go. These events are so much fun. You get to meet other Demonstrators, learn about new products, get products for free, and my favorite thing, get the new 2018/2019 Annual Catalog in my hands! These event are held all over the world. Buffy and I are going to the same place so we get to hang out for the day!