Thursday, March 11, 2021

Vintage Bird - Stampin' Up! Free As A Bird

   I'm stepping a bit out of my comfort zone with today's card.  I saw the lovely inspiration photo over at Daring Cardmakers and thought I would give it a go.  I pulled the colors, the newsprint, the birds, the branch with blossoms and the touch of gold to use on my card.  There was so much to look at in this inspiration photo that there are many directions one could take it.

  I started with a Pool Party base, then a layer of retired Typeset Specialty DSP which I crumbled up and flattened out and then sponged some Crumb Cake ink on the edges.  Next I used a piece of Pool Party and lightly stamped several different images over it in stamped off Pool Party and stamped off Crumb Cake.  I also distressed the edges of this panel and sponged more Crumb Cake ink.  I added gold brads to the corners and a strip of Very Vanilla lace trim along the bottom.

  Using the Posted for You set I stamped the birds in stamped off Crumb Cake onto Crumb Cake cardstock and then lightly colored in the image with colored pencils and a blender pen.  Then I 'cancelled' the image with the 'special delivery' stamp.  After punching it out with the Rectangular postage punch I distressed the edges again with Crumb Cake.

  For the flowers and branch I used the Birds & More dies and thick Very Vanilla cardstock to cut out the shapes and then colored them in using Blends markers for a nice vibrant look.  I also sponged Crumb Cake ink over the colored images for a more worn look.

  The bird is stamped in Crumb Cake and colored in with colored pencils and a blender pen. After fussy cutting the bird I popped it up with dimensionals on the edge of the branch.

  I'm not sure I truly pulled off the vintage collage look and my desk was a hot mess afterwards but it was fun playing around with so many different sets and supplies.

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

 Stamps: Free as a Bird, Posted for You, All Wired Up

Ink: Crumb Cake, Pool Party

Blends: Granny Apple Green light & dark, Crumb Cake dark, Melon Mambo light & dark, Flirty Flamingo dark

Paper: Pool Party, Very Vanilla thick, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Typeset Specialty DSP (retired)

Accessories: colored pencils, gold brads, scalloped lace trim, Birds & More dies, Rectangular postage punch, dimensionals

1 comment:

  1. Such a pretty card, and I really love how you have used the bird inspiration against those aqua and pink tones. :D Thanks for playing along with the Daring Cardmakers this week!


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