Altenew | Stamp Focus: Birds of a Feather

Altenew Birds Of A Feather. Cards by @craftwalks. #card #cardmaking #altenew #birdcard

Hello, crafty friends!

Today, I want to share three cards made using the newly released stamp set from Altenew – Birds of a Feather.

But before a little bit of rambling :) Do you watch winter Olympics? I myself am not very much into sports (like NOT AT ALL), but I enjoy watching Olympics, especially winter ones.

Probably the reason is because I have this habit since when I was a child and we used to watch it with the whole family. It was a big deal back then (and not much to watch anyways back in USSR at the time, we only had like 1.5 channels lol). My favorite sport always had been figure skating, which I watched religiously. Till the last Olympics in 2014 when I found out about curling. My first thought about this game (as I believe for many) were – that the heck? What is going on? Why they’re yelling so much? What is that “iron” they slide? And what is the deal with brooms? But then somehow I happened to watch one game, and the commentator was very good, he explained rules and deals of the game very well and I got hooked! And I mean – HOOKED!

I mentioned above that before I was mostly watching figure skating, but it’s like watching any dance show really. I wasn’t so devoted to it. With curling it’s different. It was the first time in my life when I really got into something sporty. I’m still me and didn’t become sport-addicted. So after Olympics in 2014 I didn’t follow any other championships. But now I’m back watching hours and hours if curling. And as I’m an OCD I cannot watch just random ones. I need to see the complete picture, so I’m watching all round robins, semi-finals, finals. Mixed doubles, men, women. It’s a lot to watch lol. Maybe if I have any time left I may catch some figure skating before it ends haha.

Anyways, back to the cards.

For my first card, I decided to go with a clean and graphic design using limited colors. The birds in this set remind me of those prints you can see in home decor items and I wanted to kind of continue this vision.

Graphic bird card using Altenew Birds Of A Feather. Card by @craftwalks. #card #cardmaking #altenew #birdcard

I started by stamping birds onto a Solar White Cardstock using Arctic, Persian Blue and Sapphire Dye Inks. Next, I die-cut them using matching dies.

Graphic bird card using Altenew Birds Of A Feather. Card by @craftwalks. #card #cardmaking #altenew #birdcard

I cut a panel out of Pale Gray Cardstock and stamped a couple of branches with berries in black using the Simple Flowers Stamp Set. I also stamped one element from this set using Honey Drizzle Dye Ink twice and die-cut it with the matching die.

After that, I die-cut a couple of small circles out of Solar White Cardstock using a die from the Simple Flowers Die Set.

Graphic bird card using Altenew Birds Of A Feather. Card by @craftwalks. #card #cardmaking #altenew #birdcard

I stamped a sentiment in the bottom of the card, adhered the panel onto a white card base, then adhered all die-cuts onto it.

The second card is a little bit more layered, so to speak :)

Blue and Gold bird card using Altenew Birds Of A Feather. Card by @craftwalks. #card #cardmaking #altenew #birdcard

First, I stamped a bird using Coral Bliss, Heart Beat and Vineyard Berry Dye Inks, added some details with pencils and die-cut it using the matching die. Next, I made myself my own color paper by inking Persian Blue and Sapphire Dye Inks. I then die-cut several greenery out of this paper and Gold Mirror Cardstock using dies from Create-A-Wreath Die Set and die-cut an oval frame out of Solar White Cardstock.

Blue and Gold bird card using Altenew Birds Of A Feather. Card by @craftwalks. #card #cardmaking #altenew #birdcard

I cut a panel out of Navy Cardstock and foam mounted it onto a white card base. I added some gold spray splatters and then assembled the frame-bird-greenery composition. Lastly, I white embossed a sentiment onto a Jet Black Cardstock, hand cut it, and foam mounted it onto the card.

Blue and Gold bird card using Altenew Birds Of A Feather. Card by @craftwalks. #card #cardmaking #altenew #birdcard

The last card is very quick and simple. First, I cut a panel out of Parchment Cardstock and added some brown splatters. I then stamped a sentiment using Dark Chocolate Dye Ink, tied a twine around and foam mounted it onto a white card base.

Simple neutral kraft bird card using Altenew Birds Of A Feather. Card by @craftwalks. #card #cardmaking #altenew #birdcard

Next, I stamped a bird using Ocean WavesMocha and Espresso Dye Inks and die-cut it using the matching die.

Simple neutral kraft bird card using Altenew Birds Of A Feather. Card by @craftwalks. #card #cardmaking #altenew #birdcard

Finally, I foam mounted it onto the card.

Simple neutral kraft bird card using Altenew Birds Of A Feather. Card by @craftwalks. #card #cardmaking #altenew #birdcard

So, there were my ideas of how you can use this amazing stamp set. Have a wonderful day!

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2 Comments

  1. Reply

    Tara Prince

    February 14, 2018

    Gorgeous birds!!

  2. Reply

    Dana M

    February 14, 2018

    Gorgeous cards! I always enjoy your cards, so creative and well executed. We grew up watching the Olympics too (I think we had 4 channels here in the midwest of the US). I agree, the curling isn’t as glamorous as the skating but it is so very addictive.

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