Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Stampin' Up!® Free as a Bird card with Water Painters


I decided to return to some of my favorite stamps from the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog.  Free as a Bird is such a sweet stamp set with so many possibilities!  I love using Water Painters, like on today's card, to color the images.  Especially when pairing these stamps with DSP like this Hand-Penned Designer Series Paper. 

Card Base ~ Blushing Bride Cardstock ~ 8-1/2" x 5-1/2", score at 4-1/4"
Layer 1 ~ Basic Black Cardstock ~ 4-1/8" x 5-3/8"
Layer 2 ~ Hand-Penned DSP ~ 4" x 5-1/4"
Layer 3 ~ Basic Black Cardstock ~ 2-3/8" x 4-3/8"
Layer 4 ~ Shimmery White Cardstock ~ 2-1/4" x 4-1/4"
scrap of Blushing Bride Cardstock 

Inside Layer ~ Basic White Cardstock ~ 4" x 5-1/4"

  • Use Jet Black Staz-On ink to stamp the birds on Layer 4
  • Color the stamped image with Water Painters,  using the lids of the ink pads as your paint palette 
  • On the scrap of Blushing Bride CS, stamp a small sentiment with Versamark ink, then Heat Emboss with Black Embossing Powder
  • Cut out the sentiment with the small tag from Ornate Frames Dies
  • Tie a bow at the top of the tag with Black Baker's Twine
  • Adhere the layers to the front of the card
  • Attach the tag to the top card layer with Stampin' Dimensionals
  • Add a few Opal Rounds as your finishing touch

On the inside layer, stamp the larger bird in the lower left corner with Staz-On ink. 
Very lightly color the bird with Water Painters, but be careful not to use too much water.
Adhere this layer to the inside of the card. 

Thanks for visiting my blog!  Do you learn better by watching?  Here's the video tutorial for creating this card and using Water Painters.

Happy Stamping! 

The July-December 2021 Mini Catalog will be retiring soon!  It's always bittersweet to see a classic Stampin' Up! catalog take a trip to retirement.  But, I'm looking forward to all the amazing new products on their way - and hope you are, too!

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