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Bluebird of Happiness


Hey everyone – Jennifer here and I am in love with the layering stamp trend right now! Hero Arts has some fabulous layering sets and I couldn’t resist scooping up the bird on a branch – no one else has one like this that I’ve seen.

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Better still, they give you the layering directions right on the package! Yay!

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Now my first attempt did wind up in the trash as I totally did not think my color choices through before I stamped them. Turns out Passion Fruit+Cornflower Blue+Pool=one ugly bird. Oops. I also mis-stamped the second layer, so for this attempt I found which box had my Misti in it and chose lighter colors – much better!

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There’s a pretty birdy! I love the detail you get from the stamps, it’s truly amazing.

Colors used:
Bird – Soft Vanilla, Pool, Navy, Cup O’ Joe, Charcoal
Branch – Wet Cement, Bubble Gum, Green Hills, Forever Green

The background seemed like it was missing something, so I grabbed my Pool Dauber, some water, and a paint brush to add in some ink splatters.

Dab the dauber onto a non-stick surface (my craft sheet in this case) and then spritz in some water. Drag your brush through it and then tap-tap-tap over your panel.

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The result when dry are soft, coordinating paint splats. Love them! You could also use the Spray Mists or your reinkers.

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I wanted simple, so I trimmed the panel slightly to measure 4″x4″ and then mounted it to a 4.25″ square card base made from Mocha layering paper with foam tape. All done!

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Now, the Color Layering Bird stamps have been such a hit that they are currently out of stock, but never fear – to get your own set, just hit the “request custom order” button on the left side of the shop and let us know you simply have to have one. Easy peasy! 🙂

While you’re shopping, be sure to use code Jennifer15 for 15% off your total purchase of $25 or more…and if you’re not a fan of fussy-cutting, grab the matching dies as well! And be sure to enter into our June Challenge, ‘New Beginnings’, for a chance to win some store spending money.

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Happy Crafting!


Author: Jennifer - Caffeinated Papercuts

Coffee drinker, scrapbooker, paper lover, stamper, mom, cat servant, and gamer.

3 thoughts on “Bluebird of Happiness

  1. Love Love Love! This set I almost skipped over, so HAPPY I bought it! Great Post Jennifer!

  2. The layered bird looks fantastic Jennifer! You did a great job, and thanks for sharing the tips when using layering stamps!!

  3. this is just so beautiful!

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