Best Birds

Stampin' Up! Best Birds

This week I tried out a new stamp set and technique! This card is made using Stampin’ Up! Best Birds Bundle. To make this card I first stamped the bird and branches on watercolor paper using Basic Gray Archival ink. I found a bird on Google to be my inspiration, check him out below. Used both watercolor pencils and ink pads to color in and soften with the aqua painters. I then used my big shot to cut the peices out.

Best Birds inspiration

For the background, I stamped with Old Olive on watercolor paper. Using my aqua painters, I then saturated the paper to blur the lines. Once dry I attached all the parts and added a black pearl to get a nice shiny eye.

Tip: use heat embossing gun to speed up the process. I also did this when coloring. It helped me darken the colors without the color bleeding from excess water.

Other supplies I used were Stampin’ Up! Stitched Framelits, burlap ribbon and dimensionals for the greeting.

Stampin' Up! Best Birds

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Lift Me Up

Stampin' Up! Life Me Up

Today I tried out a new stamp set from the Occasions catalog called Lift Me Up. I’ve really been wanting to make a vintage card with Timeless Textures , so I combined the two since they work so well together.

I started with a very vanilla cardstock base of 4.25″x5.5″ and inked the edges with Sahara Sand and a stamp from Timeless Textures. I them created the other very vanilla background on a 3.75″x5″ piece. I sponged the edges to “age” it and rubbed my fingernail all the way around. I then layered it on a 4″x5″ price of crumb cake cardstock, which I also ran my fingernail around the edges. Added the very vanilla ribbon and attached to the card base.

Stampin' Up! Life Me Up

The hot balloons are stamped in Cajun Craze and Always Artichoke. I used the thinlit from Birthday Banners to cut out my sentiment. All my peices are sponged on the edges with Sahara Sand before attaching. I used dimensionals to lift the balloons.

I hope you enjoyed this card! If you want to make your own, remember Sale-a-bration is happening now and you can earn free product.

Stampin' Up! Life Me Up Bundle
Stampin’ Up! Life Me Up Bundle

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