Friday, 2 February 2018

Fun Bird Banter for JAI #394

Happy Friday and welcome :-) It does seem rather incredible that it is February already doesn't it! The last week especially, seems to have flown by - so glad to welcome a cool change after days of heat and humidity. The schools have almost all gone back for the year, the summer sales have ended and Sally the Lab got to celebrate her 14th birthday too :-)

We have a beautiful challenge for you at Just Add Ink this week. Nikki has suggested that we "Just Add....Romance" to our projects. With Valentines Day just around the corner this is the perfect challenge to inspire you to create for your loved ones! As always our lovely and talented team have been busy creating to inspire you so I hope you can take a moment to pop on over and hopefully join  with us.

I think it was Australia Day that inspired this card :-) I'm putting together a pack of cards to send as a gift to friends and this card will hopefully have some meaning for them as they are visited almost daily by the gorgeous Rainbow Lorikeets that I've coloured the birds from Bird Banter to look like.

These rather noisy birds are found from Queensland to Perth in rain forests, bush and wooded areas. Their distinctive red beaks and blue heads and bellies mean they really do fit their name well. There is no plumage differences between the sexes - so they all look bright and beautiful :-)

The stamp has only one of these birds, so to get the bird on the right I used the Reflection or Mirror stamping technique. I stamped the image using Momento Ink onto Window Sheet and then turned the sheet over and carefully pressed it onto Whisper White card stock to transfer the ink. Then I coloured both images and the sky background with Copics before fussy cutting them.

To add a little more "romance" I added some Fine Tip glue to both bird eyes as well as the little hearts.

The sentiment is from the same stamp set and I couldn't resist adding a little rainbow DSP to go with these cute little fellows :-)

Card stock: Lemon Lime Twist, Tranquil Tide, Basic Black, Whisper White, Real Red
DSP: TuttiFruiti Stack
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Versamark
Stamp: Bird Banter
Accessories: Heart to Heart punch (retired and for sale :-)) Red and Silver Twine, Fine Tip Glue Pen, Window Sheet, White EP

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope that you can take a moment to pop on over to Just Add Ink and see all the inspiration from our design team and I look forward to seeing what you will create with this fun, romantic theme :-)

Happy stamping until next time,


  1. Your Rainbow Lorikeets are so adorable, Jan. I love these little birds and you have created them to perfection. The layers of cardstock and DSP make a perfect background. D xox

  2. I love your vibrant Rainbow Lorikeets Jan and how you spotlighted them with that lovely blue background. This is delightfully filled with lots of colour and love :) xxx

  3. This is just the cutest card Jan! The vibrant colours and great design are delightful! xx

  4. Wow, your birds are so vivid and beautiful. I'm sure the recipient will love it!

  5. Absolutely stunning card, Jan. Super fun and bright, I adore your Rainbow Lorikeets and that sentiment is too dang cute!

  6. Just perfect Jan - gorgeous colouring and love your styling! Kelly x