Saturday, July 14, 2012

Seashell Bird Super Saturday Tutorial

When you live in a coastal area, By the Seashore is the perfect stamp set for card making and scrapbook pages!  The other day while contemplating an ATC for a swap, I was drawn to this new product / stamp set and saw something fun….she sees sea shells by the sea shore but I see a birdShe sees sea shells by the sea shore… LOL, I see a bird.  Isn’t that cool?  LOL… wish Stampin’ Up! had made that shell image in reverse and just a tad larger!LOL... poor planning on the part of the su design teamSo my next quest was how to make the image fill the bird… thought about reverse image stamping using a clear block or brayer and then opted to stamp directly on whisper wite card stock using the new midnight muse ink pad.I saw a ram's head or bird...Then I turned it over and lightly traced the image bleed with a pencil… if you cannot see the bleed, you can place the image on bright window or light box to do this.lightly sketch around the inked shell image on the reverseAs you can see.. now it is easy to align the bird punch with the image.then simply use the bird builder punch to extract a birdThere will be a little white are because, as stated earlier, the shell isn’t quite as large as the bird…. but that’s ok.then punch with bird builder punchAfter stamping a second image, a bird wing was also punched.  Bashful Blue Ink and a sponge were added around the edges of the bird punch and wing.  pretty pearl is blackened with a sharpie marker for eyeA tiny pearl basic jewel was blackened using a sharpie marker.. and then my bird was mounted to a recent ATC swap using stampin’ Dimensionals… pretty cool!  Hope the recipient likes her newest ATC!embossing with big shot die cutting machine

Sorry the photo is a tiny bit blurry… I used the new delicate designs folders to emboss the whisper white card stock, the essentials paper piecing pack to do the faux stitching, and fancy fan folder to emboss designer series paper which was then sanded to reveal more white pattern with a sanding block.

I hope you enjoyed today’s Super Saturday Tutorial and look forward to reading your comments!



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Sea Shell Bird Super Saturday Tutorial

Stamps:  By The Sea Shore WM 126530 / CM 126532

Papers:  Whisper White 100730, Bashful Blue 105120, Midnight Muse 126843, Old Olive 100702, Polka Dot Parade Designer Series Paper 126902

Inks:  Bashful Blue 126961, Midnight Muse 126860, White Gel Pen 105021, Black Sharpie Marker (non SU)

Terrific Tools:  Bird Builder Punch 117191, Essentials Paper Piecing Pack 126187, Stampin’ Pierce Mat 126199, Paper Piercing Tool 125189, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine 113439, Fancy Fan Folder 127751, Perfect Polka Dots Folder 117335, Delicate Designs Folders 127023, Large Scallop Edgelits 128019, 1-3/4” Scallop Circle Punch 119854

Accessories:  Stampin’ Dimensionals 104430, sanding block 124304, stampin’ sponge (wedge) 101610 , pearls basic jewels 119247

Techniques:  Sea Shell Bird Builder Bird, Sponging, punching, die cuts, big shot, embossing

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Bev Cole said...

Very cool idea! Interesting how the shell fits the bird as a wing.

Thanks for sharing,


Penny S. said...

This is fabulous! How awesome would it look as a red robin! Very, very creative. Nice job.

Lisawhs808 said...

You are amazing!

Cindy Ware said...

Neat idea! Love it!

Sharon Winter said...

Very, very cool! I love it!

Jan from IL said...

You never cease to amaze me!! Very nice and very clever. Will have to try that.

Nikki said...

Very pretty and creative, never thought of the two combined and they work so well. TFS

Kelly Wentling said...

Sharon, you are so creative! I love your ideas and how you see things in another way. Your bird is amazing. Love your card!

Leslie Markland said...

Hey Sharon, Great card. I also like that I was able to see your blog post without going to your blog, which I ended up doing anyway to comment.