Watercolor Birds with Sizzix

Hello Crafty Friends!

Today I have a card to share that I made for the Sizzix blog, featuring some of their fabulous new clear acrylic stamp sets.

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Did you all know that Sizzix has been expanding their line of clear stamps lately? That’s awesome, right? There’s tons of new stamps to choose from, in a wide range of styles and designs from many different Sizzix licensed designers. I never like being in need of a sympathy card, but this week I was. And these new Sizzix stamps were just what I was looking for.

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I always think birds and flowers work well for sympathy cards, and what sweeter little bird could there be than this guy from the Birds & Phrases stamp set by Lynda Kanase?

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I found the most beautiful script sentiment in this new set by Jen Long called Hanging Sign w/ Phrases. As the name implies, this set includes a hanging signpost, and a great mix of interchangeable sentiments that perfectly fit within the sign frame. They also work great on their own, like I have done here.

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I created a simple watercolor panel for my card, paired with a fun Distress background, for a really quick and easy card design. Emphasis on being postal-friendly.

I have a tutorial for this card up on the Sizzix blog, if you’d like to learn more.

Thanks for stopping by! Wishing you all a wonderful day!

The supplies I’ve used are linked below:

Ranger WATERCOLOR PAPER Inkssentials Surfaces ISW39532Ranger Surfaces BLACK CARDSTOCK ISB42105Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB SMOOTH SOLAR WHITE Paper Pack 25 SheetsBasicGrey SATURDAY MORNING 12 x 12 Paper Collection Pack CSTM5114Sizzix Interchangeable Clear Stamps HANGING SIGN WITH PHRASES 660641Sizzix - Clear Acrylic Stamps - Birds and PhrasesBasicGrey HILLSIDE Chipboard Shapes HIL5094Ranger Archival Ink Pad JET BLACK AIP31468Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad MOWED LAWN Ranger Summer TIM35008Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad PEACOCK FEATHERS Ranger Spring TIM34933Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad BRUSHED CORDUROY Ranger TIM21421Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad ANTIQUE LINEN Ranger TIM19497Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad SALTY OCEAN Ranger Summer TIM35015Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad TUMBLED GLASS Ranger TIM27188Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad WILD HONEY Ranger TIM27201Ranger Studio Paint ARTIST BRUSHES Brush BRU40842Tim Holtz DISTRESS SPRAYER Ranger 4 Ounces TDA47414

18 thoughts on “Watercolor Birds with Sizzix

  1. This is a beautiful card ~ I love the watercolor effect. I never new Sizzix had stamps, now I have a new product to start hoarding! Your stamping is so crisp and perfect!

  2. Sympathy cards are to me, the hardest to make, but we all need them from time to time. Yours is gorgeous, with that sweet bird and your water colored background. What a beautiful card!

  3. Your watercolor background is perfect to carry through the feeling of sky behind the images. It’s just time to break out all our bird goodies for spring. They’re singing up a storm around here and it sounds heavenly. Hugs!

  4. Sympathy cards are the hardest to make, we all know that but you, Audrey, have managed a “tour de force” for your card would bring a lot of love and peace to any recipients. I love the colors, the bird, the details are so carefully thought out… yep, it’s another master piece!

  5. Beautiful, Audrey… just perfect! I love your inky background in those pretty shades of Distress… the little bird is darling… I’ll need to check these stamp sets out!

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