I used the Stampin’ Up! Best Birds stamp set and Birds & Blooms Thinlits Dies to create my card to share today. Love this stamp set and love that it’s available in a bundle with the coordinating dies for 10% off!
The design for my card was loosely inspired by Freshly Made Sketches #241.
And the colors for my card were inspired by Pals Paper Arts PPA305. I did add a tiny bit of green and brown for the branches…those looked a little strange in blue. 🙂
I started by punching a Post-It Note with Tree Builder Punch. I used the Post-It Note as a mask and I sponged Whisper White Stampin’ Craft Ink inside the punched area with a Sponge Dauber to create the clouds on a panel of Pool Party card stock.
I stamped the sentiment from the Best Birds photopolymer stamp set in Island Indigo ink on the lower right corner of the Pool Party card stock panel, then adhered the panel to a panel of Whisper White card stock with SNAIL and to an Island Indigo card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
I stamped the branch image in Soft Suede ink, the flower images in Pool Party ink and the bird in Island Indigo ink on a panel of watercolor paper. I used an Aqua Painter along with Soft Suede, Wild Wasabi, Pool Party, Island Indigo and Pumpkin Pie inks to paint the images. Since the images were stamped in regular ink, I used a fairly dry Aqua Painter and made sure not to over blend so that the details would not be blended away.
I let the images dry completely and cut them out with the Birds & Blooms Thinlits Dies. I trimmed a bit off the end of the branch and adhered the it with Multipurpose Liquid Glue to the card front. I adhered the bird and flower images with Glue Dots to finish the card front.
I stamped the bird image again in Island Indigo ink on a panel of Whisper White card stock inside the card.
You can find a complete list of supplies for this project, including card stock cuts, at the very bottom of this post.
June 16 – 30 Host Code: VCC3K6NP
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 $8.00 in 2016-17 Annual Catalog! See my Rewards page for full details.
Extra Stampin’ Rewards in June!
Stampin’ Up! is offering an awesome reward to kick off the new catalog ordering! Individual orders or parties with $350 or more in sales will receive $35 in Extra Stampin’ Rewards! That’s a great deal for those with big wish list. You can read more details here.
New Recruits in June Get Two Free Stamp Sets In Their Starter Kit!
Who doesn’t love more stamps?!?! Every new recruit who joins during the month of June will get two FREE stamp sets in their Starter Kit. That’s an added value of up to $104, depending on which stamps you choose. Plus, anyone hosting an event in June can also get Extra Stampin’ Rewards, which can be used towards their Starter Kit. Yippee!! You can read more details here.
If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator. Just click on the Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions. Happy Stamping!
- Visit my online store here.
- Shop the Clearance Rack here.
- Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – Join my Running Shoe Rewards Program – My online customer thank you program!
- In addition to my online store, also take PayPal payments for orders – Check my Rewards page for more information.
- I offer gift certificates for Stampin’ Up! merchandise too! Click on my Gift Certificates page for more information.
Card stock cuts for this project:
- Island Indigo – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base
- Pool Party – 3-5/8″ x 4-7/8″ panel
- Whisper White – 3-3/4″ x 5″ panel, 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel (inside the card)
- Watercolor Paper – five Birds & Blooms Thinlits die cuts
Stampin’ Up! items used to create this project: