Tuesday, March 1, 2016

SUNSHINE BIRDIES - February 2016 Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Welcome to another awesome blog hop with the Rose Blossoms. We're here to show you the March Stamp of the Month ... Sunshine Birdies.

There's so much to love with this set. If you came from Marg's blog you've already gotten a creative eyeful. If you're just starting here make sure to click on the link at the bottom and hop all the way through to build your idea file. You are sure to find several reasons to love this stamp set.

This adorable set is full of images that beg to be colored. I'm only guessing but I feel confident that you're going to see lots great coloring from other Rose Blossoms in this hop. I decided to see what would happen if there was no actual coloring allowed. You can use any stamp set with black and white as you can see above.  Since it's a CTMH stamp it's cute without any color.

You can add lots of color to stamped projects without picking up markers or paint.
Here are two examples of just letting ink pads add the color.

Paper piecing is an awesome way to add color to a stamped image. Here two examples of that.

To create color using paper piecing you stamp the image on several different papers using the same color ink. Then you cut out the parts that you want to highlight in various colors. I love how cute this little bird turned out with just some patterned paper and a little adhesive. And of course the awesome micro tip nonstick scissors from CTMH. 

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today and hopping with the Rose Blossoms. Please make sure to hop on to Morgan's blog - TweetScraps. Just the name of her blog makes me certain that she has created something wonderful with these adorable little birdies.


  1. Wowza! This post is a five-fer. It's fantastic to see adorable ideas that don't require coloring!

  2. What a nice collection of springtime-feel-happy cards! I especially like how you used the butterfly stamp to create a colorful background. Love that you took a "no coloring" approach with this set ... works beautifully!

  3. That's awesome that you decided to see what happens when you don't color - and it still looks fabulous! Your background stamping and paper piecing all make for lovely cards. :)

  4. So many cute cards!!! Love the paper piecing, this is such a great set for that. I think the hand stamped background paper might be my favorite though. Just goes to show how versatile this set really is. Love it! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Wow!!!! What a great way to show those of us with less experience coloring with pens and watercolors how to use this set creatively! Your cards are fabulous and I adore the paper piecing. Thanks for the fun inspiration!

  6. Wow, Shelly...you opened my mind to so many possibilities with this set. Love the colorful butterfly background you created and the paper piecing brings a whole new level of cuteness! I cannot wait to try some of these ideas.

  7. You always choose the happiest color combinations. Beautiful artwork, as always.