Free as a Bird, Short and Sweet
This is my second card using this beautiful bundle consisting of the Free as a Bird stamp set and Stitched Nested Labels die set. You can see the first card here.
I always enjoy the Color Throwdown challenges, and sometimes they really are a challenge. After thinking about this one for a few days, all of a sudden it dawned on me what I would create.
Here’s the banner for CTD#599:
Here’s the card I created:
And here’s the inside:
When Inspiration Strikes
During one of the Pinterest browsing scrolling, a card I saw reminded me that I hadn’t used the double time technique lately. One thought led to another, and that’s when the whole card came together in my mind.
I used Very Vanilla/cream for the base, and the top label for the bird and the greeting.
After cropping the labels to the sizes I wanted, I lined them up and stamped the single and double flowers from the Free as a Bird stamp set. Then I carefully lined up the Calypso Coral layer on the Very Vanilla background and stamped another layer of the flowers. I had to very carefully line all three layers together to fill in the outlines for the stamps.
I now had the Calypso Coral color I needed, and added the Night of Navy as the base, Very Vanilla/Cream was covered with the background and the label. The only color I needed to incorporate was mustard. In order to accomplish a mustard looking color, I used the Crumb Cake and Daffodil Delight blends combos. I also used the Crushed Curry Stamping Write marker on top of the blends. The bird’s beak is Calypso Coral.
I colored the flowers by laying all the layers flat and used the Calypso Coral blends combo to color them. I used the Calypso Coral Stamping Write marker to add details to the center of the flowers.
Dimensionals pop up each layer of the labels, which I carefully realigned before adhering the layers together.
I really felt that something was needed to tie all the elements together. Therefore, I used my Night of Navy dark blend to color three of the largest Pearl Basic Jewels. Turns out that I am really, really pleased with the pop of Night of Navy jewels on the Very Vanilla background. I now had some weight with the colored flowers, and the added weight with the Night of Navy jewels. Those two elements dictated the general area where I needed to place the Calypso Coral pearl in order to create a triangle of the three elements, which is very pleasing to the eye.
As always, I finished with the envelope. I used a piece of the coordinating DSP for the envelope flap. Finally, I stamped and colored another bird on the bottom, right corner on the front of the envelope.
Thank you for stopping by today.
Have a Peachy day!
You Know You Want to…….
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Wednesday was a HUGE day for Stampin’ Up! Not only did the Holiday Catalog go live for customers, the Buy 3, get 1 Free DSP sale from the annual catalog starts! I already have my FOUR sets of DSP picked out! Get yours now!
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Free as a Bird bundle, item # 151123
Free as a Bird stamp set, item # 149468
Stitched Nested Label dies, item # 149638
Bird Ballad DSP, item # 149592
Night of Navy cardstock, item # 100867
Very Vanilla cardstock, item # 101650
Momento Tuxedo Black ink pad, item # 132708
Calypso Coral blends combo, item # 144045
Crumb Cake blends combo, item # 144601
Daffodil Delight blends combo, item # 144603
Pearl Basic Jewels, item # 149607
Tombow Liquid Adhesive, item # 110755
Dimensionals, item # 104430