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Bring Out the Sunshine by Birdie Brown using Vintage Hues to achieve a Rustic feel to your Card Making.

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Welcome Crafty Friends,

I was as usually, eagerly awaiting the latest release from My favourite things this month. Hoping Birdie Brown, would have brought us a new design. I wasn't disappointed, Bring out the Sunshine is an adorable stamp set.




This Little lady reminds me of Holly Hobby back in the seventies.

I loved the character as a child, and had a bag with the dolly in its pocket.

I love that you can mix and match Birdies characters, to build a whole group of people. (Idea for another blog post)

Today I wanted to give my card a rustic, vintage feel by using certain colour hues.

Hues, are colours on the colour wheel. Every colour on the colour wheel can be altered in three different ways. Tinting, Shading, and Toning. (you may all ready know this)

Your colour mediums have very different, shades and tones.

Usually referred to as Brights, Skin tones, Pastels, and Vintage.

These are a set of colouring mediums that work for those type of themes.

So enough about colour theory, and on to the card.




MFT Bring Out The Sunshine Stamp Set  By Birdie Brown


Coordinating  Dies


Kraft Card Blank

Tim Holtz Chevron Builder Mask

MFT Paper Pad Fresh Squeezed Chevron

Alcohol Markers 

Hero Arts Unicorn White Ink Pad


White Embossing Powder


Nuvos In Glossy White and Metallic Wedgwood Blue

Doodlebug Tiny Hearts Puffy Stickers in white.

Lace and Trim from my Stash


Tape your stencil (mask) to your card blank.

Blend over it with the Hero Inks Unicorn White ink.

Stamp and die cut your images.

This shows you two different colour Tones creating a total different feel. 

The one on the right, is be done in vintage colour alcohol markers.

To create the shadow under her hat, i used a light purple. ( Spec DP3)


I then started finding bits and pieces to work with that rustic look.

From Pattern papers, Lace Trim, Burlap, Hessian etc.....

I used a tiny piece of lace on the bottom of her dress.

I played with the arrangement until I was happy with the look.



I then embossed the sentiment, in white on a scrap of Kraft Card Stock.

Added Nuvos and Stickers.


Thank you again for popping on over

Happy Stamping 



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