Tuesday 26 September 2017

Post 278: Mother's Day Card (bird nest)

Hi peeps :)

I'd like to share a card today. This was made for a Guest Design Post using Stencils, all the details are here. For this Mother's Day Card, I started by blending some peacock feathers and broken china distress oxide inks onto the card panel. Then I sprayed on lots of water and dabbed it off with tissues. This left me with a beautiful and soft background. Then I sponged on distress inks and distress oxide inks through the stencil to create the bird nest and the bird. I wanted the bird to have a softer look so I went over the stenciled pattern with an aqua brush so it looked like I had painted her in. Then the eggs were added by applying some heavy white gesso with a palette knife. In the end, added a few details with white acrylic paint and embellished the card with sequins.

Supplies Used:
Neat & Tangled Stamp- Gardenia Blooms Journaling Card
Cutplorations - Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Die
CrafTreat Layered Stencil- Bird Nest
Versafine Onyx Black Mini Inkpad
Distress Oxide Inkpad- Peacock Feathers, Broken China
Distress Inkpad- Twisted Citron, Cracked Pistachio
Aqua Brush
White Acrylic Paint
Tombow Mono Multi Glue
Black Cardstock 250 gsm
Canson Watercolor Paper

Here is a photo of the card:

I am playing along with the following challenges:

TIME OUT Challenge #92 (was inspired by the word "bird")
Allsorts Challenge Week 434- things with wings

Thanks for your time!
Love reading your comments.
Stay Blessed. 


  1. Beautiful work Preeti, love the use of the stencils. All your cards for Time Out have been stunners x

  2. A beautiful creation, thanks so much for joining us in our things with wings challenge at Allsorts!

  3. I love the layered stencil look that you created Preeti - it is so soft yet so defined! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Jill

  4. Wow what a fabulous technique. It is so effective and unique - love it, Thank you for sharing with us at Time Out Challenge. Jenny x