Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Spring Bird - Stampin' Up Birds & Branches

  My card for today uses another of the demonstrator preorder bundles.  I couldn't resist the Birds & Branches stamp set and coordinating dies.  Even though the Bird Ballad set is carrying over I needed to have this one too!  The styles are quite different and really I just can't resist.

  I used the color challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments to create this little spring scene.

  The soft colors are perfect for a sweet little scene with a nest in the trees.  I used Crumb Cake and Soft Suede for the nest and branche.  After stamping the larger branch I added a few smaller ones to fill out the space.  The leaves are stamped in Mint Macaron once then stamped again without reinking the stamp.  I like that this makes each branch a little more full.

  The eggs are stamped off once in Rococo Rose for a little bit lighter look.  The bird is stamped in 2 layers of Seaside Spray ink with the first layer stamped off once.  I added the pink chest with the light Rococo Rose Blends marker and then used the color lifter to lighten it.

  The Birds & More dies have some fun "extra" shapes.  In addition to the dies to cut out the birds and nest etc. there is a cool leafy vine edge die that I used here as a border along the side of my scene.

  To finish off the details of this card I used the new Many Mates stamp set for the sentiment and die cut it with the new Tasteful Labels dies.  Look at that fun detail along the edge.  I popped the circle up with dimensionals over a piece of Rococo Rose scalloped linen trim.

  This is a cute set and I can't wait to make more cards with it!

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Birds & Branches, Many Mates

Ink: Seaside Spray, Rococo Rose, Mint Macaron, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede

Blends: Rococo Rose light, Color Lifter

Paper: Seaside Spray, Mint Macaron, Whisper White, Crumb Cake

Accessories: Birds & More dies, Tasteful Labels dies, dimensionals, scalloped linen trim


  1. This is definitely a WOW card. It's perfectly designed - every piece of it has purpose and adds to the design. My favorite piece is the branch and leaves. They're stamped in the perfect spots and just fill the card nicely. Thanks for joining us this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

  2. A lovely combination of our colours - I really like that touch of ribbon too - thanks for joining us at HSS this week.

  3. This new bird set is pretty awesome and I love the way it looks in these colors! Very soft and pretty! I also love your ribbon detail! Thanks for playing along with us at HSS!


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