I've been itching to use this latest set "The woods would be very silent" of bird stamps from Quietfire Design since they came out, but was told to WAIT... sheesh. I finally got the go ahead. Big Grin Isn't that chickadee so cute. And I absolutely love the saying.
I side folded a white card 5"w x 7"h.
Stamped all my elements on some tracing paper and then started placing them around on my card front till I was happy. Stamped everything with Versafine Black Onyx and clear embossed as I went along, creating a mask here or there with the tracing paper images.
( Tree Branch: Stamp Barn "HSH2671; Lady: Stampavie "Mummu MM004")
Lightly colored the elements with Derwent Inktense watercolor pencils and my waterbrush.
Cut out a large oval (Spellbinders) and used it as a mask to sponge the Distress "Tumbled Glass" around the card leaving a white center.
Selectively embossed some areas using a Cuttlebug "Musical" embossing folder and my trusty hard rubber mallet.
Tied some silk ribbon in mauve/pink for her braid and adhered with Golden's extra heavy gel medium.
Added the tiniest amber rhinestone for the bird's eye and a very small half pearl for her earring.
Used a Copic Multiliner to do the faux stitching using my oval mask to get the stitching land where I wanted...
Split the Happy Birthday (Quietfire Design "10 tiny word" set) stamp apart so I had a space between the words for my "number"
Click on images to enlarge. Enjoy
And it fits for these challenges:
Penny Black Monthly Aug in the garden
Reasonable Ribbon #77 things with wings + ribbon
Crafty Creations #234 texture
Divas by Design #97 Bingo: distress, lace/ribbon, flowers; pearl/gems, die cut/punch, buttons; emboss, paper piece, charms/pins
Cute Card Thursday #281 dies/punches (Spellbinders)
Alphabet Challenge M for micro (the rhinestone in the eye is miniscule and the earring is almost too small to see... and my stitching is pretty small almost blind...
Fussy n Fancy #95 bingo: flowers, pearls, blue; green, free, ribbon; button, lace, die cut
All Sorts Challenge #219 Stitching
Corrosive Challenges #180 put a # on a BD card
Kaboodle Doodles #184 music or arts
Stamps Fun Creativity #164 anything goes
Cupcake Inspiration #223 (see below)