Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Softening Graphic Images with Joni Andaya

Hi everyone, Joni here sharing my take on the newly released Happy Birds stamp set and Happy Birds Companion Die. Aren't these birds so unique and cute?

The images in this set are very graphic and look amazing with simple and bold coloring. But, I wanted to soften them up a bit with my signature style.

To begin, I first die cut the white card front panel with the small circle from the Love Mom Layers die. Next, I used die cut front panel as a guide on where to distress the white card base of the card. Once the distressing was done, I adhered the front panel with foam tape for dimension.

Next, I stamped the birds from the Happy Birds stamp set onto watercolor paper and watercolored each image using Windsor & Newton watercolor paints. Once the watercolored images dried, I die-cut each one. I stamped the sentiment, from the same set onto Kraft cardstock and adhered with foam tape. To finish, I splattered some diluted watercolor paints and added a few Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear sequins.

Wplus9 Supplies:
Stamps: Happy Birds // Inks: Coconut Husk Dye Ink // Dies: Happy Birds Coordinating dies  // Cardstock: White, Kraft

Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope your week is off to a great start!

20 comments:

  1. Super cute Joni, you do soft like nobody else. : ) I love your card and you showed us the softer side of the happy birds.

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  2. This is lovely!! I adore the soft colors! SO very pretty!

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  3. So pretty - and just perfect with the softer colours!

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  4. So cute, Joni! I love this soft version.

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  5. Would love to see a video tutorial on this fabulous card..."soft" can be a challenge to achieve and you have subtle details that sets each bird apart. The front is perfectly tied to the underlayer as well. So good!

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  6. I love this set (I have it) and you've made the birds so special with your beautiful color scheme.

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  7. So sweet! Beautiful inked panels behind the darling birds :-)

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  8. Love seeing the birds in your soft pastel design--so sweet!

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  9. so gorgeous!

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  10. so cute,Joni! I love the colors...and everything ♥

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  11. Amazing card!
    Cristina
    thehouseoftheblackbirds.blogspot.it

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  12. Very beautiful card! Great design with these die cut circles. Like the soft look of it. And birdies are too fun!

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  13. Joni - you are so talented! Love the colors that you used on this card!

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  14. This is gorgeous! Love the colors you used, and the soft look--both to the birds & the overall card. :) ~ Andrea

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