Thursday, May 13, 2021

Stampin' Up! Free as a Bird Card


Hi!  Welcome to my blog, I'm so glad you stopped by!  Today's card was inspired by Sketch 256 over at Sunday Stamps

I don't have any doilies or round stamps as large as the one in the sketch, so I decided to get a little creative.  I love this birch stamp, and don't use it enough.  It's a fabulous background stamp and I thought it would be great on this card, but in a circle.  I don't have any circle dies that large, so I traced around the top of a Sonic cup on a scrap of computer paper and cut the circle out with Paper Snips.  Then, I used the magnets on my Stamparatus to hold the paper in place over my cardstock and stamped over the circle.  PERFECT!

Side note ~ did you know that you can get 1/2 price drinks at Sonic ALL day if you order through the app?  Very handy!  

Card Base (Fresh Freesia) ~ 8-1/2" x 5-1/2", scored at 4-1/4"
Layer 1 (Cinnamon Cider) ~ 4-1/8" x 5-3/8"
Layer 2 (Fresh Freesia) ~ 1" x 4-1/8"
Layer 3 (Smoky Slate) ~ 7/8" x 4-1/8"
Layer 4 (Fresh Freesia) ~ 3-1/8" x 2-1/8"
Layer 5 (Basic White) ~ 3" x 2"
Inside (Basic White) ~ 4" x 5-1/4"

After stamping the Birch in the circle, I stamped 'hello' and the bird on the Basic White using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I colored the bird using only light Blends.  

Then, I stamped the piece of Smoky Slate cardstock with the flowers from 'Free as a Bird' in Fresh Freesia and Polished Pink.  After stamping, attach the Smoky Slate strip to the Fresh Freesia strip.  Then, tie a bow around them using Polished Pink Ribbon.

Now it's time to attach all the layers.  I used Multipurpose Liquid Glue on every layer except the Fresh Freesia the bird is over.  That piece is attached with Stampin' Dimensionals. 

The inside of the card is a flower stamped with Fresh Freesia on Basic White cardstock. 

Happy Stamping!

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  1. Judith, I love your wonderful creativity with the half round background element and the lovely floral pattern on the horizontal strip. And that sweet bird! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Sunday Stamps!

    1. Thank you! I would never have thought of doing the background like this without the sketch from Sunday Stamps!

  2. Oh wow, LOVE this, Judith! Your masked woodgrain in the background is just brilliant! And I love that pretty bird - all so simple and perfect! Thanks so much for playing at Sunday Stamps!

    1. Thank you! I am loving Stampin' Up!'s new In Colors, especially the Fresh Freesia I used on the bird! :)