It's time for that new "All About Occasions" Challenge we introduced before Christmas and this time it's hosted by Kath Ricks. I love this challenge because there are so many occasions which we celebrate throughout the year.
I decided on a birthday card because that is, without a doubt, the occasion that comes up most frequently. I had ordered the new Bird Banter stamp set before Christmas and last week, finally had a chance to play with it. Those birds make me smile. And the types of birds lend themselves to some awesome colouring. For my card I turned to the new Stampin' Blends. Didn't the parrot turn out wonderfully bright? I love the shading that's possible with the Blends as well as the lovely brilliant colours.
The stamp set comes with the branch and additional leaf and flower stamps. I decided to add quite a bit of foliage and some flowers to add to the birthday fun. And the sentiments that come with the set--so much fun!
I hope you'll check out the wonderful creations by the other Watercooler Artists over at our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge blog.
I'm also entering this card in the Inkspirational Challenge #151 which is "all about stamping".
And I'm entering it into the Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #274 which is "clean and simple"