Bliss birds

I have a couple of distress oxide backgrounds to share today, topped with a whimsical line stamp from Penny Black. To create the backgrounds I applied spiced marmalade and worn lipstick diox inks to watercolour paper then spritzed them enough to make the colours blend but not so much as to flood the colour off the page.

I stamped the ‘happy bliss’ stamp in versafine onyx black ink over the coloured background and popped up the panels on white card bases. I die cut the little black banners and added a stamped sentiment on one and a handlettered phrase on the other.

Hope you are having a fabulous day.


Stamps: Happy Bliss (PB)
Dies:  Tagged, Shades (PB)
Pens: Exclusive Calligraphy nib holder (Foiled Fox)
Ink: Spiced marmalade & worn lipstick distress oxide inks (Ranger) Versafine onyx black ink (Tsukineko)
Papers: hot pressed watercolour paper, Neenah epic black and solar white cardstock
Ink: DrPh Martins bleedproof white for calligraphy

7 Comments on “Bliss birds”

  1. Bonnie says:

    Beautiful background colors, Heather, and a perfect way to use this stamp! So cheerful and fun! You have beautiful handwriting. I can’t figure out which sentiment is stamped!

  2. Lucy Schmidt says:

    You need to get your handwriting made into stamps. I love the way the way the background colors blend so perfectly. I don’t have this stamp. but know any silhouette stamp would look stunning on the “sunset-ty” background.

  3. Gorgeous backgrounds for the fabulous stamp! xxx

  4. Pat says:

    Such a bright and pretty background on each using those beautiful oxide inks Heather and the stamp looks delightful over the top. I love the way you have raised them up from the base which gives great dimension too. x

  5. Barbara says:

    Beautiful work. I haven’t come to love my oxides yet but I shall persevere.

  6. Ni Cky says:

    Très jolies cartes comme toujours !

  7. Popping in from SCS to take a closer look! I know I already left a comment there, but I do adore your creation and the bright colors are perfect for my current neon blog challenge 🙂

    Jeannie T.
    Won’t you join me?
    Dragonfly Journeys

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