P retty birthday card using Stampin' Up! products.
Cut cardstock and designer paper pieces to the following sizes using a Stampin' Trimmer:
- card from Rich Razzleberry Cardstock at 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" and scored at 4-1/4"
- 4" x 5-1/4" from Whisper White Cardstock
- 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" of purple flowers and green leaves on mottled brown and white background design from Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper
- 2" x 3" from Crumb Cake Cardstock
- 1" x 2-1/2" from Whisper White Cardstock
As you are ready to stamp using the Best Birds Set, place the cardstock on the Stampin' Pierce Mat. Using the mat will help you get a cleaner image each time you stamp.
Mount the bird that faces to the right image from the Best Birds Set on Block H. Ink it up with the Memento Pad. Stamp it in the center of the Crumb Cake rectangle. Set it aside to dry thoroughly.
Use the Paper Trimmer to cut a 2-1/2" long slit in the Designer Paper at the 2-5/8" mark when the paper is horizontal.
Carefully fold the flaps of the paper back so the straight edges on the sides are about 1/8" from the sides of the designer paper and the top edges are straight. This will expose the other side of the pretty paper (with tiny green leaves on a green background). Use a Bone Folder to crease the paper folds. Secure the flaps in place with small bits of SNAIL underneath them.
WITHOUT adhering, place the cut and folded designer paper on top of the large white rectangle so an even amount of white shows along the top and side edges.
Mount the "happy birthday" sentiment from the Best Birds Set on Block B. Ink it up with the Rich Razzleberry Ink Pad. Stamp it in the center of the open white triangle exposed by the folded back designer paper near the bottom edge.
Mount the small, single flower image from the Best Birds Set on Block A. Ink it up with the Rich Razzleberry Ink Pad. Stamp it once on the large white rectangle on the left side of the sentiment near the bottom. Leave the stamp on the block.
Re-ink the small, single flower image stamp two more times and stamp it on the small strip of white cardstock. Leave space between the two flowers so you can cut them out later with the thinlits.
Place the stamped large white rectangle on top of some paper on your work surface (Grid Paper works great). You need to make sure that you protect your work surface with paper as the Stampin' Blends Markers do bleed through.
Use the Rich Razzleberry Stampin' Blends Markers to color in the flower.
Once happy with the stamping on the large white rectangle, adhere the cut and folded designer paper in place.
Cut a 6" piece of Rich Razzleberry 1/4" Velvet Ribbon.
Lay the ribbon across the matted white/designer paper rectangle so it is about 1/4" from the top. Flip the layers over and fold the ends of the ribbon over. Adhere the ends of the ribbon in place with pieces of Tear & Tape Adhesive.
Remove the protective backing from the Tear & Tape strips and add SNAIL to the back of the white rectangle. Adhere it to the front of the Rich Razzleberry card.
Pick out the open bird that faces to the right framelit from the Birds & Blooms Thinlits. Place the stamped bird image on the Cutting Pad on top of the Magnetic Platform on the Big Shot. Place the bird framelit on top so it is centered over the bird image. Place a Cutting Pad on top and run through the Big Shot.
Pick out the open single flower framelit from the Birds & Blooms Thinlits. Place the stamped flowers on the small strip of white on the Cutting Pad on top of the Magnetic Platform on the Big Shot. Place the flower framelit on top so it is centered over one of the flower images. Place a Cutting Pad on top and run through the Big Shot. Repeat with the other flower image.
Place the stamped bird and flowers cut outs on top of some paper on your work surface (Grid Paper works great). You need to make sure that you protect your work surface with paper as the Stampin' Blends Markers do bleed through.
Color in the top of the bird using the Rich Razzleberry Stampin' Blends Markers. Use the Light Rich Razzleberry Stampin' Blends Marker to add some small lines of purple to the bird's belly. Use the Light Crumb Cake Stampin' Blends Marker to blend the lines and add color to the bird's belly.
Use the Rich Razzleberry Stampin' Blends Markers to color in the flowers.
Shake the bottle of Frost White Shimmer Paint while the lid is on tight. Remove the lid and place it on some Grid Paper on your work surface open end up. Poke the tip of a Blender Pen down into the lid to pick up some of the shimmer paint. Paint the shimmer paint onto the two cut out flowers and the flower stamped on the large white rectangle already on the card front. Get more shimmer paint on the dauber as needed. Put the lid back on the bottle and shake again if necessary.
Tip: Stroke the Blender Pen in one direction only. If you go back and forth, then the cardstock could start to pill and tear. Scribble on Grid Paper to clean the tip of the Blender Pen until no more color is coming off.
Use Mini Stampin' Dimensionals to adhere the small flowers around the sentiment on the card front.
Use Stampin' Dimensionals to adhere the colored bird cut out to the front of the card so it is centered over the top of the triangle of white exposed by the flaps of designer paper.
Cut a piece of 3/16" Braided Linen Trim about 2-1/2" long.
Tie the trim in a half-knot in the center. Fray the two ends of the trim by gently pulling the trim apart. Trim the ends with Paper Snips.
Adhere the trim knot to the front of the card using a Mini Glue Dot so it is tucked under the bird's beak.
Cut a 3" piece of Rich Razzleberry 1/4" Velvet Ribbon
Tie a half knot in the center. Trim the ends.
Use a Mini Glue Dot to adhere the ribbon knot to the left side of the ribbon already on the card front.