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Tue 04

New Bird Sanctuary Clear Stamp Set and Die Set
by Jean Okimoto


The new Bird Sanctuary Clear Stamp Set and Die Set are ready for your summer cards - and we can't wait to share our ideas with you!  Hello and Happy 4th of July if you're celebrating today - Jean Okimoto here with one of many designs featuring the 5 new clear stamp sets and and 2 coordinating die sets.


Stamp the bird on watercolor paper with Onyx Black VersaFine and emboss it with detail clear powder.  Cut it with the matching die - leave the paper in the die.  Use the die as a stencil and sponge Broken China and Peeled Paint Distress Oxides lightly onto the bird.  The ink stays inside the lines this way.

Sponge Peeled Paint lightly onto the branch.  Use a waterbrush to paint a light layer of Fired Brick Distress Oxide over the green...now it's brown!  

Paint the beak with Spiced Marmalade.  

Blend the colors of the bird with a waterbrush for a soft watercolored look.  (I hope!)

Here's a tip - tape the inside of the Grove Collage die to the front of the open card for diecutting.  The center portion will be cut out, then tossed - so it's OK if the tape damages that section.  Attach the bird to a top-folded light green A-2 card.

Use a stamp positioner to stamp the "Hello friend" - from the Bird Sanctuary Clear Stamp Set - onto the inside of the card with Peeled Paint.  Heat-set it.  Repeat the process with the "I'm here for you" stamp.  

Attach pale aqua gem stickers.


Looking forward to seeing everyone at another SUMMER BLISS class at Impress this morning. Yes, Impress has holiday hours for our class and your shopping trip today!  

Thanks for stopping by - have a great day.






So impressive and beautiful! Love the attractive colors! Amazing!

Just GORGEOUS, Jean! I need to put both those dies on my must-have list!

Jean, this is so gorgeous!

Lovely card.

I love this card, Jean! The Grove Collage Die is such a nice touch.

Beautiful card and super little bird too, I sit and watch some nesting sparrows when in my craft room (it use to be a bedroom) as we have several families nesting under our guttering so this card would definitely make me happy with thoughts of Siring and Summer and fab for guy or girl though my great granny would have gone nuts as she was very supersticious and wouldn't have any birds in the house not even on pictures or crockery said it was bad luck..

Beautiful, Jean! Love your colors and the sweet birds!

Oh so very pretty and so sweet, love the coloring!

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