How to Make a Sweet Card of Encouragement Using Magenta's Wren on a Branch Stamp and Stash

 I recently created a sweet card as a DT member the Word Art Wednesday challenge blog, This is a favorite magenta stamp and I want to share the card and how I made it with you!

 Heres the card: 

I had to find an image to suit the verse and I immediately thought of the wren Stamp, I love it for it's pretty and versatile design.

Wanting to keep it in soft shades I pulled paper from my stash in pinks and charcoal.

I have this stamp in the unmounted style - I Love my vintage wood stamps but for these finely etched stamps, I really love being able to use my stamping tool.  One of those crafty tools I really feel is worth the cost.  Another plus, if you decide to unmount any or your wood mounted stamps, you will save storage room and ease!  Save those blocks!  I'm making a desktop with mine.

I wanted to stamp my image on a tea-stained doily.

Hmm, well that didn't work!

Next, I tried a piece of parchment paper

That was a yes, you can see I mixed my ink pad stamp colors right on the stamp.

I gave it a second impression

I colored it in and used colored pencil to give it color.  I also outlined the image with a charcoal colored alcohol ink pen

I placed the bird right on top of the doily where the first impression was a dud.

This Wren makes a sweet focal image

The image I used 


Thanks for stopping by, I hope you are having a great day!
Ginny M


Love that card Ginny, and that wee bird is such a sweetie - you are right on that count. Love how you covered up the oops image :-)

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