June 5, 2008

Bluebird Thanks

Sorry for the lack of updates over the last week, I've been very busy organising our move. I might only be posting sporadically over the next couple of weeks, but once we're all settled again I'll be back with updates as often as possible!

This card was made with one of this years hostess sets - Spring Solitude. It's a really fun set with great images that can be combined to make lots of different images. Here's the step by step:

  • Ink the branch stamp with Wild Wasabi, and go over the branches with a Chocolate Chip marker. Stamp overlapping images on Very Vanilla card.
  • Stamp the bottom image, inking with Purely Pomegranate and the Chocolate Chip marker. Stamp the bird using Blue Bayou.
  • Layer onto Purely Pomegranate card, and attach a scalloped accent punched from Chocolate Chip and Wild Wasabi card, using the slit punch.
  • Stamp the sentiment on a Very Vanilla rectangle, then round the corners using the Corner Rounder punch. I used last years now retired punch on this element.
  • Offset a circle of Fall Flowers designer paper on a layer of Wild Wasabi.
  • Pierce the edges of the circle, the sentiment layer and the scallops. Fill in the pierced holes with the white gel pen.
  • Stamp the polka dot background in Soft Sky on Soft Sky card and adhere to a Chocolate Chip card base.
  • Attach three Pewter Jumbo Eyelets to the circle layer using the Crop-a-dile. Adhere Purely Pomegranate card behind them and fill with Crystal Effects. Tie a length of Purely Pomegranate ribbon around the circle, then adhere to the card using Stampin' Dimensionals.
  • Attach the bird layer, and add two pewter brads to the sentiment layer before adhering with Stampin' Dimensionals. This is the inside of this card. I repeated images from the front, an easy way to tie the whole card together.

There are a few separate pieces to this card, but they go together really easily. I had a lot of fun making this one, that little bird is really cute!

Happy Stampin’

Stampin’ Supplies:
Spring Solitude stamp set.
Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Purely Pomegranate, Wild Wasabi and Soft Sky card.
Fall Flowers designer paper.
Wild Wasabi, Purely Pomegranate and Blue Bayou ink.
Chocolate Chip marker.
Jumbo Eyelets – Pewter.
Pewter Brads.
Purely Pomegranate double stitched ribbon.
Crystal Effects.
White Gel Pen.
Stampin’ Dimensionals.
SNAIL adhesive.
All supplies available from Stampin’ Up!


  1. I love the colors and layout you used on this card! I just got that set and will have to try it out! Thanks for the inspiration.

  2. WOW, Sarah this card is gorgeous!!


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