Good Morning and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! I used the pretty Stampin’ Up! Birds & Branches bundle to make a smile card for today’s Hop. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.
We have a theme challenge this week and our theme is:
Seeing new birds flying in the backyard always makes me feel excited for Spring, and it’s always exciting to see a nest with eggs! So I started by embossing a Pool Party panel with the Subtle 3D embossing folder and adhering it to the front of a Pool Party card base. I cut a Basic White panel with the second largest scalloped rectangle die from the Stitched So Sweetly dies and lightly brushed it with Pool Party ink using my Blending Brush.
I stamped the bird from the Stampin’ Up! Birds & Branches photopolymer stamp set in Misty Moonlight ink and stamped the wing in Misty Moonlight on top. I colored the breast with the Light Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Blend and used the color Lifter to blend the edge. I cut the bird out with the coordinating die. I stamped the eggs in Balmy Blue on Basic White and cut them out with the coordinating die. I stamped the nest in Sahara Sand ink on Sahara Sand card stock and cut it out with the coordinating die.
I cut the branch from Soft Suede card stock and cut the leaves from Old Olive. I placed the die on the Old Olive card stock to cut the leaves, avoiding the branches as much as possible and had to run it through the die cutting machine a couple of times to get all the leaves. Then I fussy cut the leaves to clean them up and adhered them to the branches. I cut the flowers from the Always dies and adhered them to the branch. I added a champagne rhinestone to each flower center.
I adhered the eggs and nest to the scalloped rectangle with liquid glue. Then popped the bird on the edge of the nest with dimensionals. I adhered the panel to the card front with liquid glue and adhered the branch on top with tiny dots of liquid glue. I stamped the sentiment from the Lovely You cling stamp set on Basic White and cut it out with the smallest scalloped rectangle from the Stitched So Sweetly dies. I folded a length of Pool Party ribbon and adhered it to the card and popped the label on top with dimensionals. I finished the label with another champagne rhinestone.
For the inside of the card, I stamped the branches from the Stampin’ Up! Birds & Branches stamp set in stamped off Soft Suede ink on a Basic White panel. I stamped the leaves in stamped off Old Olive and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.
The Stampin’ Up! Birds & Branches stamp bundle is so cute and so versatile! I hope this card reminds you of Spring and makes you smile!
On with the Hop! Click the Next button below to visit Karen Ksenzakovic’s blog.
And just in case you get lost along the way, here’s a list of the team members participating in the hop today:
- Amy Koenders
- Mary Deatherage
- Jaimie Babarczy
- Sue Prather
- Karen Finkle
- Akiko Sudano <– you are here
- Karen Ksenzakovic
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Cardstock Cuts for this project:
- Pool Party – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (embossed panel)
- Sahara Sand – 2″ x 3-1/2″ (nest)
- Blushing Bride – 1″ x 1-1/2″ (flowers)
- Soft Suede – 2-1/4″ x 5″ (branch)
- Old Olive – 1-1/2″ x 3″ (leaves)
- Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 2-3/4″ x 4″ (scalloped rectangle die cut), 2-1/4″ x 4″ (bird, eggs, label die cuts)
Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: