Sunday, 16 February 2014

Magpie Montage Card

This card was the first of February's samples that I made. It always gives me a boost when the first one goes well and the enthusiasm to get on with the rest. It combines the Magpie Montage stamp and the Magpie 1 stencil.

I played around for a bit to work out the best position for the stamp and stencil to get the best out of them both. Then it was just a case of filling in the stencil with the stamped design.

I didn't want the border so I covered it up with Post-its when I inked up the stamp. Just make sure that you remove them before you stamp!

I then stamped through the aperture of the stencil. I used a black Micron pen to draw in any bits that didn't stamp properly and to fill in any gaps. I also used the pen to draw around the edge of the magpie.

Post-it masks cover the little magpies so that I could apply the Distress Ink to colour the large one. I used the same colours to edge it too.

The inside part of the stencil comes in handy to cover the large magpie when applying some ink around the edge for a shadow.

The background is stamped with the Small Sprig which matches the Magpie Montage perfectly. 

A small bow, some music and a verse finish it off nicely.

Stamps and Stencils Used
Music from the Remountable Birdsong Set



  1. I don't think I could get tired of looking at this card Lynne, it's simply stunning. Xx

  2. now i really liked this card and magpies aren't my thing xx

  3. Beautiful I love this card thanks for sharing your technique xx


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