Monday, April 20, 2020

{Things with Wings} Wing-Themed Projects by Jane and Tanja

Hello, STAMPlorations friends! It's time for another Things with Wings post. It's the 3rd Monday of the month and STAMPgirls Jane and Tanja are back with their final batch of wing-themed projects. We'll draw one lucky crafter to win a $15 gift code -- randomly drawn from all comments left on the Things with Wings post for the month, as well as from the featured designers' blogs.



Here's a more detailed look at Jane's and Tanja's projects:


Hello STAMP friends, it's Jane here again. Unbelievable this is my 4th and final installment of my Things with Wings "specials". For my final projects I made 2 spring themed cards. One with a very mixed media background, the other with a simple distress ink blended one.

For my first project I made a spring time bird card. I used the Some Birds stencil on an ink sprayed piece of watercolour card to make my background using gold embossing paste.

I then added some layered die cuts using For the Birds and Make a Wish

Here is my card:


For my 2nd card I went for a more simple background. I stamped my design in black and clear embossed using the Bliss sentiment stamp and the dragonflies from Winged Things. I then blended my distress background.

I added a few final touches to make this card:

If you would like to see more step by step details and some close up photos please visit my blog, Jane's Journal. I have really enjoyed making all my projects for my Things with Wings specials and I really hope you may have gained some inspiration from them too. 

Take care! 

Bye for now,
Jane x



Hi there, it's Tanja here and this is my fourth Things with Wings Special Feature Project Post for STAMPlorations:

  • stamp one of the butterflies from the Grateful Flutters set with Lawn Fawn River Rock onto a piece of Strathmore toned grey cardstock
  • color the image with Delta, Touch Twin Brush and Copic Markers and add extra shading with Faber -Castell Polychromos pencils
  • stamp the sentiment from the same set with that same grey ink
  • stamp the dot pattern from the Mixed Media Grunge set with Versamark and heat-emboss it with WOW! Midas Touch embossing powder
  • add shading around the edges of the panel with Distress Oxide Ink Pumice Stone
  • add two strips of foiled cardstock to the left and the right of the panel before adhering it to a cardbase


  • create a background on an old gel print using white gesso, tissue paper, gel medium and Alcohol Ink (Mushroom, Gunmetal)
  • apply Grit Paste through the Make Marks 5 stencil and let this dry thoroughly
  • cut out the birds from the For the Birds die set from woodgrain paper and shade the edges with Distress Ink Ground Espresso
  • dye a piece of cheesecloth with Distress Oxide Spray Spun Sugar 
  • add some splatters with Distress Spray Stain Tarnished Brass
  • use a sticker from the Hey Sunshine set as the sentiment

I hope you got inspired.



Jane and Tanja saved the best for last! For a chance to win a $15 gift code to the STAMPlorations store, leave a comment here and on the designers' blogs by May 8. We'll announce the winner in the April winners post on May 10.


  1. Beautiful cards! Thanks for the Things With Wings inspiration!

  2. Great creations....thanks for sharing your wonderful ideas with all of us.

  3. Wow! I love the backgrounds and the textures of these things with wings creations!!!

  4. Spring has sprung! Love those dragonflies such delicate wings! Great pop embossing gold paste over the birdie stencil. And the softness of the butterfly wings... so peaceful! Been dabbling in grunge mixed media and watch those creations so closely! Thanks ladies... hope you're safe and well!

  5. Jane and Tanja's cards are so lovely. Such vibrant colors on Jane's cards and great texture with Tanja's cards. tfs-stay well.

  6. Pretty butterflies, birds and dragonflies.

  7. Love the things with wings - each is a delight TF

  8. These are all very pretty. I like the artsy look.

  9. Beautiful work on
    all the lovely cards.
    Great wings inspiration.
    Carla from Utah

  10. What fabulous cards - these are marvelous 'things with wings' cards. Love all the variety in the four cards
    Stay safe

  11. Wow, so beautiful! I do love birds, one of the best things about spring!
    These are gorgeous!

  12. Gorgeous cards. All the backgrounds are so lovely.
    And of course, I'm a bird nerd anyway so you can't
    ever go wrong with birdies.

  13. Things with wings are some of my favorite things!

  14. So pretty and cheerful, just what we need right now!

  15. Such a beautiful collection of cards! Great inspiration!

  16. WONDERFUL wings,
    SO MANY techniques to EXCITE and DELIGHT!

  17. My personal favorite is the second card with bright and bold colors

  18. Wonderful projects. I love the 'For the Birds" die - that's another for the wishlist :)

  19. Wow such pretty the Bliss background.

  20. So beautiful! Love the gorgeous colors and the amazing layering.