Friday, 11 October 2013

Moonlit Lovebirds

It's finally here! 3 days of Barbara Gray on Create and Craft TV. I've just watched the first hour and already made a few purchases, one of them being the new shapes for the Letter Box kit. They look fantastic and I can't wait to play with them.

I thought I'd start off with this one of my samples as it was shown this morning and is one of my favourites.

The Lovebirds is such a cute stamp and looks fab when it's coloured in. It's perfect for an anniversary card - I used it for my Hubby's card this year. That's blogged here if you missed it before.

The moonlit idea came about as I wanted to extend the branch stamp and make it into a tree. Black was the easiest choice for this (no worries about the colour matching). I stamped it a couple of times in black Archival and filled in the trunk with a black ProMarker. I've not tried this before but I was really pleased with how it turned out.

I stamped the verse in the sky and cut a moon mask to cover it. The dark sky is created using Barbara's method of brayering with Denim Adirondack ink, then going over it with Black Adirondack. A few dots of white pen create some stars. How romantic!

The birds are coloured with ProMarkers.

The card was originally going to be shaped like the photo above but I thought it needed something else. Mounting it onto a square card gave me the chance to add the words "Happy Anniversary" using the Letter Box kit. The green and blue card is Bazzill Bling.

Three heart shaped gems finish it off.

Oh well, best I'd better get some jobs done before Barbara is back on at 2pm. There's so many shows to look forward to this weekend, what a treat!

Happy Crafting! 

Stamps Used



  1. I am not surprised this is one of your favourites its is a beautiful card. Sam Nope no insult to follow on this occasion. xx

  2. Absolutely love this card Lynne. Fabulous idea to extend the branches and make it into a tree - I may have to borrow? this idea. Xx

  3. So sweet! Just used these on a 50th anniversary card for my folks

  4. This looks a lovely card Lynne, I like the colours you've chosen...xx

  5. lovely card Lynne. pretty and romantic xx

  6. Lovely card Lynne, love the colours and what you have done with the branch xxx


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