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A little birdy told me...

April 19, 2024

A little birdy told me...

 Greetings everyone! It's me again, Jessie Scott (@chevy.scott on IG), Guest Designing for Gerda Steiner Designs!
Today I am playing with this super versatile new digi stamp, Happy Birthday Birds - Print & Color Greeting Card. Don't let the name fool you, the digi also comes with a blank sign image so you can do what I did and make your own messages!
The beauty of digital stamps is you can do the same or even more than using a real stamp! This digital stamp set comes with a "PNG" version that has transparency that allows you to layer it onto other images. For this card, I layered on itself to create a scene of a group of birds in the trees.
Have you ever used a mirror technique to "flip" a stamp? It's so much easier with digital stamps! I used two original images and then flipped the image horizontally twice as well to make this scene.
You can use an advanced editing program if that's what works for you, but I use just simple MS Word.

I like to use the "insert - shape" option to make a card front shape to size my images before printing. This one was sized for a minislim 5.25"x3.5". I then added some heart shapes in the empty spots and my text in the signs.
Now for the fun part! Coloring! Yes... I blended the ENTIRE background! It took a few layers to get it to this point, but worth it. Then I colored the trees.

I keep seeing the fun pastel colors for the birds and couldn't resist using them as well. I took some glitter paper and used a starburst punch to make a sun rising on my adorable morning birds. I coated the hearts with glue and covered them in glitter for a final touch.

I hope you enjoy the card and maybe have a little more understanding of how to use digi stamps and join in on the fun!

Here's the finished project!
See you again soon!

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