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I Brake For….Birdhouses!

Hello stampers and welcome to Wednesday with I Brake For Stamps.  I have another Birdhouse card to show you today!

This one uses a recently released stamp called Birdhouse #3 and it is a cute little duplex!  Or maybe a house with a mother-in-law suite! Either way it is so sweet and can be colored any way you want.

I stamped the image with memento ink and then colored it using prisma pencils, using the designer paper of dusty pinks and blues for the color palette.  I wanted the birdhouses to have a weathered look to them, so I used some darker shades and some browns to add a little texture.

Also, I drew in the base that the houses sit on (just a few simple lines) and colored that up with pencils as well.

The Birdhouse #3 can be found here as a single stamp, and is also part of a larger set called Yard And Garden Set found here.

If you like birdhouse images, I Brake For Stamps has a number of them  – more than a dozen!   I hope you stop by the IBFS store and check them all out – I’m sure you will find something you like!  Use code SAVE10NANCY and get 10% off your order!


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I Brake For…. Birdhouse!!

Hello stamping friends.  I hope all is well with you as we start September and the unofficial fall season.  While it is still in the 90’s here in Florida, there are signs all around that fall is in the air.  The stores are filled with cool weather clothes, school is back in session and pumpkins seem to be everywhere.  For today’s card I am going to show you a sweet birdhouse stamp from I Brake For Stamps.

The image on the card is actually made up of two stamps..first, the actual birdhouse is called Birdhouse #2  and can be found here.  The larger leaves on the post is a border stamp called Vine Border and can be found here.  Both of these images can be found in the full set called Yard And Garden Sheet  found here.  The sheet also contains a wonderful sunflower image that I used not too long ago, as well as some other cute stamps.

Now – if you check out the birdhouse stamp of the IBFS store you will see that it is just the birdhouse itself, and not the post that I show it siting on in the card.  I actually drew in the post myself because I needed the birdhouse to be sitting on something to make the design work.  It was merely a few straight lines just below the birdhouse   – super simple to do!

I colored the house several different times with copics – pinks, yellow, orange, green – and finally decided on a pretty violet.  Love the color and surprised myself when I found cardstock to match!

The sentiment is computer generated.  Some ribbon and an enamel dot were added for embellishments.  I kept wanting to add more but nothing seemed right, so I just left it at that.  It’s on ongoing learning experience for me to know when to stop.

I hope you will stop by the IBFS store – they have a bunch of new stamps that were recently released – I’m sure you will find something to your liking.

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