Monday, April 9, 2018

Three Little Birds - Carabelle Studio Stamps

Welcome to the Topflight Stamps blog.  It's Clare with you today and this week I'm certainly detecting a little sign of spring in the air.  Listening to the birds singing in the morning  inspired me to whip up a project that reminded me of that famous song!

I used stamps from Carabelle Studios, Zorrotte, Heart & Bird along with Birgit Koopsens Scribbled leafs and textured circles

I stamped on some background stamping, using permanent ink, onto some plain white card stock.  Over this I blended a combination of Peacock feathers, Salty Ocean, Broken China & cracked pistachio Distress Oxides over card and then wiped through stencils with a baby wipe to remove some of the ink. I also added in some patches of Hickory Smoke oxides.

Using some white acrylic paint I stencilled on some some circles.  I dried the circles, replaced the stencil and bumped it over to gently add some Wilted Viotlet Distress Ink.

I die cut my card into my desired shape and added some stamping using the scribbled leaves and textured circles set.  I used a watermark ink and heat embossed with white opaque powder.  Using wilted violet again, I edged the individual cards.

You might have noticed that one of my little birds is facing the opposite way!  I stamped the bird onto my Gelli Plate and took a reverse print off of the plate.  I stamped the other birds the normal way, colouring with Neocolour II crayons and coloured pencils.  

I do hope you have enjoyed your visit to the blog today?

Happy Crafting,



  1. Stunning work as always, love the colours, I'm going to try mirror stamping on my gelli,thankyou xx

  2. Just had to pop on over and take a look, such cheery colours and those leaf and circle stamps of Birgits are one of my fav sets of hers. Great use of the reversing technique and I love the rolodex size!! What a delight to see first thing Monday Morning, you've started my week off a treat. Thank you so much for sharing.
    Creative wishes Tracey xx


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