P retty thank you card using Stampin' Up! products that was stepped up from a #simplestamping card.
Cut cardstock and designer paper pieces to the following sizes using a cutting and scoring tool and Paper Snips:
- card from Crumb Cake Cardstock at 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" and scored at 4-1/4"
- 4" x 5-1/4" from Bermuda Bay Cardstock
- 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" from Whisper White Cardstock
- 1" x 5-1/8" of feathers on white background design from Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper, cut so the feathers are horizontal on the horizontal strip
- 2 strips each 1" x 5-1/8" from Bermuda Bay Cardstock
- 2 feathers cut from feathers on white background design from Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper
Mount the single bird image from the Free As A Bird Set on Block C. Ink it up with the Memento Pad. Stamp it on the white rectangle so the tail is about 3/4" from the left edge and the dirt under the bird's feet is about 1-1/2" from the bottom edge.
Mount the sentiment of choice from the Free As A Bird Set on an appropriately sized block. Ink it up with the Bermuda Bay Ink Pad. Stamp it just to the right of the bird so it will be evenly spaced between the bird and the right edge and is about 1-1/4" from the bottom edge.
Put the bird and sentiment stamped rectangle on some Grid Paper to protect your work surface. You need to make sure that you protect your work surface with paper as the Stampin' Blends Markers do bleed through.
Start coloring the bird image with the Stampin' Blends Markers. The markers have a brush tip for coloring in larger areas and a fine tip for coloring in smaller areas. Use the dark colors first and then the light colors to blend the colors and color in the spaces. Work on one area at a time so the inks will be wet and will blend easier.
Use the Light and Dark Bermuda Bay Markers to color in the bird's tail, feathers/back, and top of the head.
Use the Light and Dark Calypso Coral Markers to color in the bird's throat and most of the belly..
Use the Light and Dark Crumb Cake Markers to color in the bird's bottom and the dirt under his feet.
Use the Light Crumb Cake Marker to color in the bird's beak.
Use the Color Lifter Marker as needed to remove excess ink.
Unlock the Decorative Ribbon Border Punch. Slide one long side of one of the Bermuda Bay strips into the punch so it butts up against the guide at the back of the punch. Punch. Slide the punched cardstock over a little bit and line up the punched area with the silver design printed on the base of the punch. Punch again. Repeat until the entire length has been punched. Repeat with the other Bermuda Bay strip.
Tip: I sometimes find it easier to line things up with this punch if I turn the punch over so I can see the punching area. I then line up the punched areas with the designs of the punch before punching again.
Using SNAIL Adhesive, adhere the punched Bermuda Bay strips to the back of the Bird Ballad Designer Paper strip on the top and bottom so only the little bumps really show.
Adhere the matted strip of Bird Ballad Designer Paper to the colored and stamped white rectangle so it covers the bottom of the dirt under the bird's feet.
Adhere the white rectangle to the Bermuda Bay rectangle and then to the front of the Crumb Cake card.
If you haven't already done so, use Paper Snips to carefully cut out by hand two feathers from the Bird Ballad Designer Paper.
Adhere the feather cut outs to the card front on the lower right side so they overlap each other a bit and the bottom of the matted designer paper strip.
Cut 3” piece of Bermuda Bay 1/4" Mini Striped Ribbon.
Tie a half knot in the center of the ribbon. Trim the ends.
Use a Mini Glue Dot to adhere the ribbon knot to the front of the card at a slight angle so it covers the ends of the cut out feathers.