Oddball Bird Set

Oddball Bird Set

Clean and simple in design AND message!


Hi All! Ever since I did my clean and simple entry for MFT I have been craving more clean and simple layouts! I love clean and simple, but felt I used that formula way too often. But boy it has been nice to create some. Today I have one of the three quirky oddball birds sitting on her branch “tweeting” you a simple message. Now, on with the Show and Tell


I looked at these leaves and thought “ok what green will I color them with?” Then I thought, “hmmm NO! let’s do fall colors” That is how I ended up with these cool rust colored leaves. I have been using this color combo a lot lately. Do you do that?


I chose blue for the bird to balance the rusty orange of the leaves and patterned paper. Wanting my branch to NOT be browny brown I chose the E40’s going for a more birch bark color.


A simple sentiment in a fun word bubble die (I think you will see a lot more of these dies!) makes a big statement.

Copic List:

  • Leaves: E37, E08, E97, E21
  • Branch: E44, E43, E42
  • Bird: B97, B95, B93, B91
  • Beak: YR07, YR04
  • Feet: W6, W5, W4
  • Shadow: C1

Card Details:

  • Card base of Accent Opaque White 120lb
  • Colorful Canvas paper cut with nesting rectangle, adhered with tape runner
  • Beyond Blue layer cut with nesting rectangle, adhered with fun foam and 1/4 inch double side adhesive
  • Branch stamped on Hammermill, cut with hand stitched nested rectangle, colored with various Copic Markers, adhered with tape runner
  • Bird stamped on Hammermill, colored with various Copic Markers, cut with Scan N Cut, adhered with foam squares
  • Sentiment stamped on base paper with Versafine and heat embossed with clear powder, cut with word bubble die, adhered with foam squares
  • Envelope embellished with matching paper and 6 inch double side adhesive

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Gill Friends

Gill Friends

My Clean and Simple Genius entry for MFT’s 2022 Card Design Superstar contest.


Hi All! This year I am all in on MFT’s Superstar Contest. I have this entry for Clean and Simple and I will enter the Coloring Virtuoso too! For my Clean and Simple card I used a set I have had for a while and used often! Gill Friends, is a great set with all different fish and great punny sentiments. Now, on with the Show and Tell…


I kept the layers at a minimum, which if you follow me you know can be a bit of a struggle. I do love the way the tiny plaid looks just barely peeking around the edge.


My fishy is done all in BG’s with a bit of Chartreuse PC989 Prismacolor added for the tiniest hint of yellow.


Nuvo Drops in Aqua Plains make my bubbles bubbly with a hint of color.

Copic List:

  • Fish: BG49, BG13. BG11, BG34, BG32
  • Plant: YG17, YG13, YG11

Prismacolor Pencil List:

  • Fish: Light Aqua PC992, Chartreuse PC989

Card Details:

  • Card base of Accent Opaque White 120lb
  • Cheerful Plaid layer cut with rectangle die, adhered with fun foam and 1/4 inch double sdie adhesive
  • Image stamped on Hammermill with Obsidian, colored with various Copic markers and Prismacolor pencils, adhered with tape runner
  • Sentiment stamped in Versamark and heat embossed with clear powder
  • White gel pen added for highlights
  • Nuvo Drops in Aqua Plains added to bubbles
  • Envelope embellished with matching paper and 6 inch double side adhesive

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