Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Birds Of A Feather

Birds of a Feather is THE bird set that I've been waiting for! I was so pleased to see the wide variety of birds AND sentiments in this set. Candice really covered a lot of occasions when she designed it.

My favorite sentiment in the set is Spread Your Wings and take flight. It is actually three stamps, which allows many different placements without masking. The ampersand is so sweet and actually reminds me of a treble clef, which makes me think of the birds singing!

The best thing about this set, in my opinion, is the Hummingbird! I have always adored them - they just fascinate me! So, as you can imagine, I just had to use it! Here you will see that I changed the orientation of the flower from this set to be more like a hanging plant that the hummingbird could fly up to. I stamped the bird in Spring Moss ink and then pulled out my colored pencils to add the details. I used some patterned paper from the Pink Patterns collection, cut some Oval Nestibilities and accented with Liquid Pearls and Glossy Accents. See the sentiment? I simply framed it with an oval Making Memories tag (also available at PTI).

This card went together so easily! I used a few pieces of patterned paper from the Guide Lines collection and the swallow image in Lavender Moon and a little ribbon.

Did you know that you can download samples of this patterned paper directly from Papertrey Ink? Simply click here for your opportunity to get these samples for FREE! I love that PTI has started offering this; how many companies do this?! It's just one small example why I believe so strongly in this great group!

I expect that some of you are starting to get your orders that you placed this past weekend! If you are, I would love to see your creations! In the meantime, be well.


Niki Estes said...

Great cards, Jenn! I love the colors and the sentiment. Can't wait to get my sets to play with them!

cadnileb said...

I love the color you added to the hummingbird! So cute!

Miki said...

I love what you did with the birds Jenn! The first one is colored so beautifully and the second is so soft & pretty. LOVE THEM!!

Donelda said...

your humming bird card is exactly how I saw using that hummingbird and flower together!!!

Bethany Paull said...

Wow, wow, wow! Your hummingbird is top notch. And CONGRATS on the new position at PTI.

StamperSharon said...

This was my favorite set, too, Jenn. It's now sitting in my studio, waiting for some play time! LOVE your cards!

Katie Renz said...

Hi Jenn,

Great cards, but I really like your hummingbird card - the colors are great and I like the brightness of it. Plus, you are right, there is something magical when seeing a hummingbird - its kind or rare for us here.