I love birds.
I love hearing the cardinal first thing in the morning; at dawn the male is always at the top of the Cook Island Pine across the street from my house. On a perfect day, it’s his “Good Morning” that wakes me up. If I’m too sound asleep (read: stayed up way too late stamping) then I miss his song, and it’s the shrill, repetitive call of the Francolin that shatters my dreams. Either way, it’s a pleasure to lie in bed for a few minutes listening to all the diffferent bird voices as the day begins.
- For the Birds Stamp set
- Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight and Pool Party Stampin’ Write markers
- Pool Party FFIP
- Stampin’ Sponge
- Simply Scored
- Borders Scoring Plate
The first time I stamped this design, I used the stamp just as is….but the wires that the birds sit on started and stopped in the middle of the calendar page and it bothered me. I added the sponging to make it seem more complete but I was just kidding myself.
Then my Simply Scored Borders Scoring Plate arrived in my pre-order from the Spring Catalog (I LOVE GETTING PRE-ORDERS.) It had the perfect curves to make edge-to-edge wires! I scored them first, then without moving the guides ran the Crumb Cake Stampin’ Write marker in the score lines to further define them.
Every once in a while, I amaze even myself.