Best Birds

A little birdie told me that you were looking for a stamp set that would work great for designing cards for any occasion! So today I want to share a project that features the Best Birds stamp set.  There are some beautiful birds images plus a variety of sentiments in this set which are perfect for a variety of occasions!  Let your creativity take flight!

While this card might look difficult to make, it was actually quite simple!  The Birds & Blooms thinlits coordinate with this stamp set which means you don’t have to cut out anything by hand! Well, unless you want to! To make this card, start with a piece of Soft Sky cardstock for the base of your card.  Cut a 5 x 3-3/4 inch piece of Very Vanilla cardstock.  Stamp the background image, twice, in the center of the vanilla cardstock. Stamp a little sentiment in the uppe right hand corner of the vanilla cardstock using Soft Suede ink. Stamp the bird image on a scrap piece of vanilla cardstock using Soft Suede ink. To color the bird, simply grab a sponge dauber and sponge some So Saffron (yellow) and Soft Sky (light blue) ink on the bird. That’s it! Sponging is such a simple and fun way to add color to images. Note: Sponge daubers work the best because you have the ability to get the ink right where you want it. Stamp the branch image on a scrap piece of crumb cake cardstock. Stamp the flowers on a scrap piece of vanilla cardstock. Cut out all of the images with the coordinating thinlit set and arrange them on your card front as desired.  Tuck a bit of copper thread behind the bird before adhering to your card. For the finishing touch, embellish with some pearls!

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Builder Birdcage

Hello Stampin’ Friends!  It’s Sunday-Funday!  I will be heading out to a little stampin’ event today with 10 excited ladies! Are you busy stampin’ and craftin’ today?  If you are in need of a bit of inspiration, I have a fun little project to share with you!  This particular project showcases the Builder Birdcage stamp set.  I was drawn to the stamp set because of it’s vintage images…I tend to think vintage or antique any time I see a birdcage. Probably because it’s my Mom’s style of decorating. 🙂

To make this card, start with a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock for the base of your card. Cut a 5-1/4 x 4 inch piece of Early Espresso cardstock. Cut a 4 x 4 inch piece of the yellow patterned paper from the Cupcakes & Carousels Designer Series Paper (DSP) pack. Then just “build” your birdcages!  The stamp set is a photopolymer so it is so easy to line up the images of birdcages. You can mix and match the pieces of the cages to create a variety different styles! Stamp the birdcage and chain images using Early Espresso ink. You can add a little bird in the cages too! I just used Bermuda Bay, one of the colors in the DSP. Adhere the entire piece of DSP to the center of the Early Espresso cardstock. Cut two pieces of Very Vanilla Lace Trim and adhere it to each side of the DSP as shown; then adhere the entire piece to your card front.  For the finishing touch, stamp a little sentiment on some scrap Very Vanilla cardstock, cut it out by hand, and adhere it to the card as shown. Enjoy!

 

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