Friday, May 20, 2022

Celebration Songbird - Stampin' Up! Sweet Songbirds

   I'm playing along with a great sketch today over at Hand Stamped Sentiments!  I love the big banner element; it's a great way to show off a larger piece of DSP.  I thought the Sweet Songbirds would be a fun set to use for this sketch.

  These are such fun, bright colors to work with.  I love how the In Colors this year work so well with each other.  I started with an Orchid Oasis base, then a piece of 2022-2024 In Colors DSP in Tahitian Tide for the banner.  I shared a quick reel on Instagram a week or so ago on how to get a perfect banner/flag end.  Check out the tip @didyoustamptoday I edged the banner with a little scalloped detail from the Penned Flowers dies.

  The bird and wing are stamped and punched out, the nest and branch stamped and fussy cut along with the sign and then they are all adhered to the card front either flat or with dimensionals.  I used a bit of the Orchid Oasis baker's twine to hang the sign so it would follow the sketch.

  I added 2 Decorative Matte Dots in Parakeet Party for a final touch.

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Sweet Songbirds

Ink: Orchid Oasis, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Parakeet Party

Marker: Mango Melody

Paper: Orchid Oasis, 2022-2024 In Color DSP, Basic White, Crumb Cake

Accessories: Songbird Builder punch, Penned Flowers dies, dimensionals, In Color baker's twine, Decorative Matte Dots


  1. Love this, Amanda! BEAUTIFUL colors - so buttoned up! Love that little twine hanger for the sign - great detail! Thanks so much for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

  2. How clever to use the little bird for this sketch challenge Amanda! He is just adorable. I love the way that you did the banner. Thanks so much for joining the challenge this week!

  3. Super cute card! I also love the colors you used. Thanks for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

  4. Such a fun card, Amanda. The colors work well with the sweet little bird. So glad you joined us a HSS this round. Cheers, Jolanda - DT


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