Monday, April 6, 2020

Vintage Easter - Stampin' Up! Free As A Bird

    Only a few days left to share Easter projects.  I've got to get my cards in the mail so they can be delivered before Sunday.  Would it be wrong to mail them out with my Santa postage left from Christmas??  I ordered new postage stamps online and got them on Friday and I have to say the choices online are so much better than what the post office usually has.  I couldn't decide so I ended up buying $55 worth!  Normally that would last a really long time but I have been sending out several cards every day so we'll see when I have to restock!

  I made this project at the end of last week after seeing the challenge over at The Card Concept.  They have a nice inspiration photo to work with.  My card ended up being a Shabby Chic/Vintage style with the sponging and Tin Tile embossing folder.  My inspiration from the photo are the colors, cross, bird and flowers.

  One of my most favorite embossing folders ever is the Tin Tile e.f.  It just has such a nice detailed pattern and to my surprise, makes a lovely cross.  I didn't realize it until I started this card but if you emboss a 4" x 5.25" piece of cardstock you can line it up just so in the folder so that if you trim out the top right and left squares as well as the 2 bottom ones on each outside row you end up with a perfect cross!  I sponged my cross with Crumb Cake ink and adhered it with dimensionals to a panel of Crumb Cake that is embossed with the Subtle embossing folder and sponged around the edges.

  The bird is stamped in Soft Suede and them colored with Pretty Peacock blends.  I fussy cut him and tucked him behind my bouquet of flowers made with the Bouquet Bunch dies.  It's hard to see but the flower centers are lightly colored with light Pool Party Blends.

  I wrapped a bit of burlap ribbon around the stems and and finished it off with a Pretty Peacock faceted gem.

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Free As A Bird

Ink: Crumb Cake, Soft Suede

Blends: Pretty Peacock light & dark, Pool Party light

Paper: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Mossy Meadow

Accessories: Subtle e.f., Tin Tile e.f., Bouquet Bunch dies, burlap ribbon, faceted gem, dimensionals


  1. I love that beautiful embossed cross, and the pretty way you wrapped your bouquet! Such a lovely card! I'm so happy you played along in The Card Concept's bi-weekly challenge!

  2. This is so beautiful! I love the inking over the embossing folder and the way you created the bouquet. Thanks for playing along with us at The Card Concept.


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