I wanted to make some cards using stamps with crow or raven images but unfortunately I only had one stamp with crows or ravens... so I improvized.
The first card actually uses the one stamp I had with crows or ravens. The image is a border of crows or ravens on a branch with a moon outline from "Inkadinkado". To make the card I started by stamping an image of a frame with a bird and some foliage from "Inkadinkado" in black ink on a starry patterned paper from "Frances Meyer". Next I stamped the border image of crows or ravens on a branch with a moon outline in black ink on either side of the first image to create a continuous design. I trimed the stamped image, mounted it on black paper, trimmed it again and then mounted the stamped strip on a blue card. To complete the card I stamped the text from "Serendipity Stamps" in black ink inside the frame .
The second card uses a stamp of two "love" birds sitting on a tree branch from "Stamp Camp" stamped in black ink on more of the starry patterned paper from "Frances Meyer". I then stamped a moon and cloud outline stamp from "Beeswax" in black ink over the first stamped image. I aligned the images using a stamp positioner to insure that the moon outline framed the two birds. I trimmed the stamped panel in a square shape and mounted it on black paper; which was trimmed and then mounted on a square white card. To complete the card I stamped the text from "Serendipity Stamps" in black ink.
Using black ink and a dark night scape patterned paper turned ordinary birds into Halloween creatures and made for great Halloween cards!