Tuesday, June 4, 2024

Cluster of Flowers Birthday - Stampin' Up! Country Birdhouse

  I'm still trying to get back into the swing of things so my card today is another one that I made last week before a lot of the graduation madness started and I still had a minute to stamp!  I used the Inspired By challenge to get started on this one.  The inspiration photo of the sweet muffin cups is cute and I loved the ones with the little cluster of flowers as well as the layout they provided.

   One of the best things about Stampin' Up! stamp sets is that they not only rock with the big main images in a set but they always have great supporting images that so often can be used on their own and the Country Birdhouse stamp set is no exception.  Of course the big birdhouse is fun but don't overlook using some of the smaller floral images or the bird to make a birdhouse free card too!

  The little cluster of flowers on the muffin cups made me think of the retired Garden Walk DSP so I wanted to use one of those floral designs in the background.  Once I got going with the design though the floral print was just too busy and the stamped flowers were getting kind of lost so I flipped the piece over to this nice Pretty Peacock striped pattern.  It definitely works better!

  The next layer to follow the layout is a piece of Pretty Peacock embossed with the Eyelet embossing folder which is a nice sweet balance to the more serious stripes.  I tied a bit of bakers twine around the panel before adhering.

  I cut 3 square postage stamps with the Perennial Postage dies and stamped the cluster of flowers on them in Pretty Peacock ink.  I used Stampin' Blends to color in the images alternating between 2 main colors.  They are then popped on dimensionals on the card front.

  The sentiment is stamped and cut apart and adhered with cut down pieces of dimensionals.  I added a few retired gems to give a tiny bit of sparkle as a finishing touch but any current sparkly ones could easily be substituted.

  All of the current supplies used to make this card can be purchased in my ONLINE STORE.

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Country Birdhouse

Ink: Pretty Peacock

Blends: Pretty Peacock light & dark, Poppy Parade light & dark, Calypso Coral light & dark, Wild Wheat light

Paper: Pretty Peacock, Basic White, Garden Walk DSP (retired)

Accessories: Perennial Postage dies, Eyelet embossing folder, dimensionals, bakers twine, Elegant Faceted gems (retired)

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