Hi Everyone! Welcome to the Scrap'n Stamp September hop. This month it's For The Birds (lol this title cracks me up).

As usual there is a $50 Gift Certificate to the Scrap'n Stamp Shop up for grabs. We ask that you leave a comment at all the stops along the hop and we will choose a winner from all the comments. The sale this weekend is also for the birds lol. The Scrap'n Stamp store is offering 20% selected bird themed items 

AND there's a Back to School Special of 20% off all markers and pens. These sales both end Sunday Sept. 5th 

Now that the business side of the hop is taken care of, let's talk about the card. I had soooo much fun making it. I used Tim Holtz' Bird Crazy stamp set and some of the accessories from the Crazy Things stamp set. The sentiment is from the Crazy Talk stamp set.

I started with a card panel that I cut using the Picket Fence Slim Line Die Cutting System and the Say it With Stamps Grass Border Stencil. I used Peeled Paint and Iced Spruce Distress Oxide inks to blend on a little bit of grass. 

Next I stamped the birds then covered them with some masking paper and set about making the sky. I started at the grass edge and added the  Distress Oxide inks in the following order; Fossilized Amber, Worn Lipstick, Cracked Pistachio, Broken China, Faded Jeans and Prize Ribbon. I blended a little Black Soot Distress ink around the top and side edges then added some water droplets and quickly dried them to get the starry look. I admit it looks more like snow and where I used to live we would often get snow on Halloween so it's stars or snow - whatever you want it to be.

I peeled off the bird masks and colored them in with Prismacolor pencils. I kept it really simple - lighter in the middle and darker on the edges. Next I stamped the pumpkin 'bags' onto the card then onto card stock that I had added Carved Pumpkin Distress Ink to. I cut the pumpkin portion out then added them over the stamped pumpkins on the card. I did it this way because I didn't want to mask them off to do the background - this way was much easier.
Next I stamped and cut out some of the accessories, colored them in with Prismacolor pencils and adhered them to the birds for their costumes. 
The sentiment is heat embossed with white onto black card stock then popped up with strips of black card stock. I didn't want white craft foam to be seen so I used black card stock. 

I added it all to a white card base and now these trick or treaters are ready to have some fun!

Are you ready to hop and have some more fun?
Kia is up next. 
If you've missed stops they're all listed below for you.
Be sure to leave me a comment before you go for a chance to win that $50 Gift Certificate. 

Susan - that's me
Kia next

Happy Stampin'

and thanks so much for visiting!

Stay safe everyone!!



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Lindsey said…
I do love me a few crazy birds! They are so fun here - and your background is amazing. This is a great Halloween card!
Deborah Smart said…
OMGsosh - your inked background is fabulous! I love the glow behind the birds. Great costumes for the birds, too!
Kia's Place said…
This is fantastic Susan - love those birds of course, and those colours!
MadeByMeghanK said…
I LOVE this halloween scene! TOO CUTE with the birdies!
Patti J said…
Ou have brought these birds to life with your fun scene…beautifully done!
Patti J said…
Sorry, YOU have brought….
Glennis F said…
Love these crazy birds, they are so much fun!
V. K. said…
Really love the background with the gradual color build-up. Those birds from Tim Holtz are unique and quirky. Love them!
Carol Wortman said…
I am in love with this card. Halloween is my absolute favorite and making these crazy birds trick n treating is right up my alley. I'm thrilled because I have this stamp set and cannot wait to make this card. Oh my gosh I love it!
Donna Walls said…
These Crazy Birds are classics! Love your blended background and scene.
sharon g said…
The silly birds are a crack up. they are all odd, which is adorable. NICE JOB>
Anonymous said…
Love the cute trick or treaters birdies !
Wow - this card is awesome! It reminds that I should think out of the box when using my favourite stamp sets. I wouldn’t look at Crazy Birds and think Halloween, but now I do. I love how you blended all those colours into such a spooky background!
fairyrocks said…
Halloween and Crazy birds, genius combination!! Thank you for this walkthrough of your process. You have got the windmills of my mind turning now.
pippirose said…
I love your fun card! Halloween is such a fun time, and it's nice to have a card that isn't scary. I do love the background!
Denise Bryant said…
Really fun Halloween card with beautiful coloring! The birds and their treat buckets are great!
northernchica said…
Your card is fab! Love the ink blending, and admire your patience for masking! Thanks for sharing and inspiring!
Dee Earnshaw said…
super sweet card - love these crazy bird images - amazing background
Jingle said…
This is absolutely adorable!
What a great Halloween card!! Gorgeous ink blending and loving that grass stencil! I have these crazy birds and love using them and now I have to have these fun hats and stencil too!! Gorgeous work!!
cm said…
Fabulous Crazy Birds Halloween card! Your colouring is awe-mazing!
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