Stampin’ Up! Free as a Bird Friendship Card

Good Morning! Today I made another card using the beautiful Free as a Bird cling stamp set. This time I stamped the large bird image and colored it using Stampin’ Blends markers. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

Today’s card is entered in the Sunday Stamps Sketch Challenge SSC21o Triple the Fun where I used the trio of birds to represent the three objects in the sketch.

I stamped the large bird image from the Stampin’ Up! Free as a Bird Cling Stamp set on a piece of Whisper White cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I colored the birds and branch using the So Saffron, Old Olive, Calypso Coral and Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends. I used both the light and dark markers to give depth to each element. I then colored the background with the Light Pool Party Stampin’ Blends marker. I die cut the image out using the Stitched Rectangle dies first by lining it up and cutting partway through and then moving the die so that the stitches aligned and cutting partway through from the opposite direction. This way the image is shorter than the original die. This allowed me to crop out the fourth bird so that the picture echoed the card sketch.

I matted the image on a piece of Old Olive cardstock with multipurpose glue. I stamped the We’re the best of friends sentiment on a Piece of Calypso Coral cardstock in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and used the scallop edge die from the Budding Blooms die set to trim the bottom. I mounted the bird image on the top. I cut a piece of the multicolored floral paper from the Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper or DSP and mounted it on an Old Olive mat. I used the retired Old Olive linen thread to wrap the DSP and tie a bow. I attached the paper to a So Saffron Card base with dimensionals and then added the bird image with dimensionals and glue dots. I finished it off with three white sequins.

I decorated the inside of the card by adding a strip of the Bird Ballad DSP to a Whisper White panel and attaching that to an Old Olive mat before attaching it to the inside of the card.

My two sisters are visiting this week and they helped me with this card. I think it describes us perfectly – three sisters that are the best of friends! Thanks for visiting!

Akiko


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August 1 – 15 Host Code: WG237RFK

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2018-19 Annual Catalog or in the 2019 Occasions Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!


If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or contact me if you have any questions.  Happy Stamping!

  • Visit my online store here
  • See the current Stampin’ Up! clearance rack specials here
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! products through my Wildflower Frequent Shopper Program – my way of saying thank you to my frequent shopper online customers.
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • So Saffron – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″
  • Whisper White – 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″, 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″
  • Old Olive – 3 3/4″ x 5″, 2 3/8″ x 5 1/2″, 2 3/4″ x 1 7/8″
  • Calypso Coral – 2 3/4″ x 2 3/4″
  • Bird Ballad DSP – 2 1/4″ x 5 1/2″, 1/2″ x 3 5/8″

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Stampin’ Up! Free as a Bird and Bird Ballad Friendship Card

Good Morning! Today I have a sweet friendship card that features a pair of birds from the Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper or DSP. Yes, the birds are from patterned paper – so pretty, aren’t they?

With this card, I’m playing in The Paper Players Challenge #148. It is a fun Tic-Tac-Toe challenge where you choose 3 or more elements to incorporate into your card. Here is the board. I chose florals, yellow and die-cut. Check out the other beautiful entries by clicking on the board. You can find supplies used to create my card at the bottom of this post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I started by die cutting the pair of birds from the Bird Ballad DSP using the round Stitched Shapes die. I cut another stitched circle from scrap whisper white cardstock for the back. I sandwiched a white pearlized doily in-between the two stitched circle die cuts with liquid multipurpose glue. I stamped three flowers and two leaf branches from the Stampin’ Up! Free as a Bird cling stamp set on Whisper White using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I colored the flowers using So Saffron Stampin’ Blends and colored the leaves with Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends. Then I fussy cut these with paper snips. I rolled two of the flowers with a ball stylus on the backs of the petals to give them dimension.

I took a panel of Whisper White cardstock and randomly stamped the floral bouquet from the April Paper Pumpkin kit – Hugs from Shelli – using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I colored the flowers and leaves using the So Saffron and Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends. Then I sponged the rest of the background in Pool Party. It looks just like the Bird Ballad DSP but with yellow flowers! Then I took an old edgelit to create the paper lace borders and attached them to the top and bottom of the faux DSP.

To make the label, I took a scrap piece of Basic Black cardstock and stamped the best of friends sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Free as a Bird stamp set in Versamark Ink after dusting with the embossing buddy. I then sprinkled it with White Embossing Powder and heat set. I made a bow with the retired Old Olive linen thread.

With all the elements done, cut a panel of Pool Party cardstock and ran it through the Scripty 3D embossing folder. I attached it to a Garden Green mat and attached the faux DSP with the lacy edge to the front, all with liquid multipurpose adhesive. I clipped the ends of the label to make fishtails, and ran it over my bone folder to get a gentle curve and attached it to the Pool Party panel with glue dots. I glued the leaves to the panel and attached the flowers to the stitched circle with glue dots. I popped dimensionals behind the birds on the stitched circle and attached it to the panel. I also popped dimensionals behind the panel and attached it to the card base. I finished the card off by coloring the pearls with the So Saffron Stampin’ Blends and adding them to the flowers and and attaching the flowers and bow.

For the inside of the card, I took a strip of the faux DSP and adhered it to the bottom of a Whisper White panel. I took the last yellow flower and glued it on top.
I matted it with Granny Apple Green and adhered it to the inside of the card. I also stamped another flower and leaf branch to the bottom of the envelope and colored them with Stampin’ Blends. Before coloring the envelope, I put a piece of scrap cardstock inside to keep it from bleeding through.

That Bird Ballad DSP is so pretty that it can stand on its own as the focal point for a beautiful card. I hope you like today’s card. Thanks for visiting and have a great weekend!

Akiko


July 1 – 15 Host Code: 6X3A6D6C

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2018-19 Annual Catalog or in the 2019 Occasions Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!


If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or contact me if you have any questions.  Happy Stamping!

  • Visit my online store here
  • See the current Stampin’ Up! clearance rack specials here
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! products through my Wildflower Frequent Shopper Program – my way of saying thank you to my frequent shopper online customers.
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • So Saffron – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″
  • Granny Apple Green – (2) 3 3/4″ x 5″, 3 1/2″ x 2 1/2″, (2) 1″ x 3 1/2″, 1/2″ x 3 1/2″, 1″ x 2″ scraps for flowers and leaves
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″,
  • Pool Party – 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″
  • Basic Black – 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ scrap
  • Whisper White – 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″, , 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″, 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″,

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Free as a Bird Thank You Card

Good Morning! Today’s card showcases the beautiful new Bird Ballad suite of products from the new 2019 – 2020 Annual Catalog. The art image is created with the beautiful Stampin’ Up! Free as a Bird cling stamp set.

The layout for today’s card was inspired by the #TGIFC216 Sketch Challenge at TGIF Challenges. Check out all the entries for this challenge by clicking on the picture below.

I started out by embossing a piece of Pear Pizzazz cardstock in the Layered Leaves 3-D embossing folder and attaching it to a Thick Whisper White card base. I cut a strip of blue floral paper from the Bird Ballad designer series paper and used the Banner Triple punch to trim the bottom.

I stamped the sentiment and leaf cluster from the Stampin’ Up! Free as a Bird cling stamp set using Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Thick Whisper White cardstock and die cut it using one of the Nested Label dies. I then colored the leaves with the Old Olive Stampin’ Blends and the branch with the dark Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends. I lightly sponged the background with Pool Party ink.

I then stamped the single bird from the Stampin’ Up! Free as a Bird cling stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Thick Whisper White cardstock. I colored it with Crumb Cake and Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends and fussy cut it using my paper snips. Since I cut it on the line, I used a black marker to color to color the edges of the bird. This gives the bird a more finished look by hiding the white paper edge.

I then made a bow with the Linen Thread and attached a key from the Bird Ballad Trinkets to the bottom so that it dangles – such a fun touch for a card! Since I cut off the legs when I cut out the bird, I drew legs on the label using a black journaling pen. I then popped the bird on the label with dimensionals and glued the bow on with a glue dot. I used more dimensionals to attack the label to the banner.

I attached a strip of the same DSP as the front banner to the bottom of a whisper white panel using multipurpose glue and attached it to a Pear Pizzazz mat using snail. I then attached this to the inside of the card, also with snail adhesive.

Everything in the Bird Ballad suit is so beautiful and every Bird Ballad card I see is stunning. Thank you for stopping by!

Akiko


June 16 – 30 Host Code: 3ZXWQ49Y

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2018-19 Annual Catalog or in the 2019 Occasions Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!


If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or contact me if you have any questions.  Happy Stamping!

  • Visit my online store here
  • See the current Stampin’ Up! clearance rack specials here
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! products through my Wildflower Frequent Shopper Program – my way of saying thank you to my frequent shopper online customers.
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Thick Whisper White – 4 1/4″ x 11″, 2 1/4″ x 3 1/2″, 2″ x 2″
  • Whisper White – 4 3/4″ x 3 1/2″
  • Pear Pizzazz – 5″ x 3 3/4″, 5 1/4″ x 4″
  • Bird Ballad DSP – 2″ x 5″, 1/2″ x 3 1/2″

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: