While writing I’m listening to the sound of happy birds singing in the spring and summer. It always give me a joyful feeling to hear them whistle. And while they’re singing their songs I’m looking at some beautiful pictures of birds. Some look like they could just fly away from my screen and others are more stylized. But they’re all beautiful, and that’s what this trend watch is all about: beautiful birds.
Let’s start with the two birds from Victorya. They’re singing a happy song, just like the real birds I’m listening to ;).
Happy Bird-day by Victoriya, image source Flickr
Another colorful example of a ‘birdday’ card is this card from Kate. I think every color would work with those birds.
Happy birdday card by Kate, image source Kate Crafts
There are even lovely bird dies available. I love how Kay used her watercolored papers to diecut this bird and the leaves.
Happy birthday by Kay, image source My Joyful Moments
Another great diecut example is this card from Maria. It’s a pretty intricate die and I love how she layered it with all the other diecuts.
Beautiful card by Maria, image source Lollyrot Scrapbooking
I think most of us have already seen the crazy birds from Tim Holtz. I love those big eyes! And Heather did some amazing coloring which make the birds even more beautiful.
Crazy bird by Heather, image source House built of cards
Wplus9 released a beautiful realistic bird, but for everyone who would get intimidated by all the details in the image; you don’t always have to color every detail. Kara made a great background that really makes the stamp stand out.
Tomorrow is a new day by Kara, image source K and R Designs
And of course, I have a little list of bird products to share with you.
Tim Holtz, Bird Crazy stamp set at Simon Says Stamp
Paper Smooches, My Peeps stamp set at Paper Smooches
A new day stamp by Wplus9 at Wplus9
Echo Park, owl and branche die at Simon Says Stamp
Spellbinders bird die set at Simon Says Stamp
Maya Road, resin embellishments soaring birds at Ellen Hutson
I hope you’ll have some time to get crafty!