Practicing Creativity

Slimline Birthday Card Featuring Pattie's Creations Silly Birds Digital Stamp

Yet another slimline card today, this one is for a friend's upcoming birthday. I've been making quite a few of these lately, e.g. this vintage masculine pocket watch card featuring January Digi Stamp Diva Pattie's Creations free pocket watch image (note –you've got 'til the end of January to request your own free digi). There are a couple of reasons for this – number one, I'm enjoying using a new format, and number two, since I've changed how I photograph my cards and purchased a new lightbox setup, I can easily photograph this card size, which I couldn't before. 

The digi is Pattie's Creation's Silly Birds. As I did with the aforementioned pocket watch card, I removed all the background from the stamp, creating a PNG image. I then sized them down, flipped the direction of one, and layered it over the other, creating this line of birds. This is the beauty of digital stamps; you can do so many things with a single image. This PNG Tutorial post explains how I do this. 

I then added my own sentiment 'Happy Birdday to You' and the bird 'Tweets' with Pea Elizabeth Ashley font. I plan for my inside sentiment to say, 'Happy Birdday, 'cause you're the tweetest!' Paper is an outlet sourced TEDI Design Block paper pad. Pearlized pink heart stickers add a bit of bling.

Supply List
Paper – cardstock, TEDI Design Block paper pad
Digital stamp – Pattie's Creations Silly Birds
Embellishments – heart stickers
Font – Pea Elizabeth Ashley
Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers
Art-n-Fly white pen

I'm linking up with: Little Red Wagon #584 – Friendship, The Paper Shelter #452 – Digital Image, WWC #304 – All About Occasions,  TTCRD 12/01/21 – ATG, and Pattie's Creations Design Challenge #178 – ATG.


  1. This is so cute! I love how you used my Silly Birds image. Thanks for joining us at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge.

  2. OMgee those birds are adorable. Lovely colouring and use of the DSP layers. Thanks for joining us at The Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week. Tristan DT.

  3. What a wonderful card, Shani!! I just love those fun birds!! They certainly lend themselves to a slimline layout perfectly! Well done!! Thanks so much for sharing at The Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week. Take care! :)

  4. I recognised the image straight away! I love how you used these birds and layered them. Fabulous! Thanks for sharing this with us at Patties Creations! (Vic, DT X)

  5. Great slimline card, your coloring is wonderful! Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday Challenges! Kath

  6. So cute and fun! Especially loving the added tweets...and the planned punny inside sentiment!

  7. Slimline cards are fun. You image is adorable and your coloring sensational!


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