Free As A Bird Being You Bird
P retty thank you card using Stampin' Up! products.
Cut cardstock pieces to the following sizes using a cutting and scoring tool:
- 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
- 3-1/4" x 5-1/4" from Whisper White Cardstock
- 7/8" x 5-1/2" from Crumb Cake Cardstock
- 1" x 2-1/2" from Petal Pink Cardstock
Insert the Bermuda Bay rectangle into the Swirls & Curls Embossing Folder. Use the line drawn on the front flap of the folder to help you line the cardstock up straight. Run the folder with the paper inside through your die cutting and embossing tool.
Lightly spray the strip of Crumb Cake Cardstock with water. This will help you get a deeper impression when you dry emboss it.
Insert the damp Crumb Cake strip into the Pinewood Planks 3D Embossing Folder so it will emboss one horizontal plank across the horizontal strip. Run the folder with the paper inside through your die cutting and embossing tool. Set aside to allow to dry.
Mount the birds on a branch image from the Free As A Bird Set on Block I. Ink it up with the Memento Pad. Stamp it in the center of the white rectangle.
Pick out the label die from the Stitched Nested Labels Dies that cuts out a label that is 2-3/8" x 4-3/8". Put it on top of the stamped birds on a branch image on a platform on your cutting and embossing tool so the image is centered. You may cut off the left end of the branch a bit. Run through the tool.
Put the stamped birds on a branch label cut out 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 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 Crumb Cake Markers to color in the branch.
Use the Light Old Olive Marker to color in the leaves.
Use the Light and Dark Petal Pink Markers to color in the flowers.
Use the Light and Dark Petal Pink and Light and Dark Calypso Coral Markers to color in the three birds on the right.
Use the Light and Dark Bermuda Bay Markers to color in most of the bird on the left. Leave the belly white for now.
Use the Dark Petal Pink and Light Calypso Coral Markers to color in the belly of the bird on the left.
Use the Light Crumb Cake Marker to color in the birds' beaks.
Use the Light Pool Party Marker to color in the sky all around the birds on a branch image.
Use the Color Lifter Marker as needed to remove excess ink and to help blend the colors.
Mount the “hello,” “thanks for being you,” or “thank you” sentiment from the Free As A Bird Set on Block G. Ink it up with the Bermuda Bay Ink Pad. Stamp it in the center of the Petal Pink rectangle.
Pick out the small banner die from the Smooth Sailing Dies. Put it on top of the stamped sentiment on a platform on your cutting and embossing tool so the sentiment is centered. Run through the tool.
If the dry embossed Crumb Cake strip is dry, proceed with the next step. Speed up drying by using the Heat Tool if needed.
Adhere the dry embossed Crumb Cake strip across the center of the dry embossed Bermuda Bay rectangle. Cut off excess cardstock on the sides using Paper Snips.
Adhere the Bermuda Bay rectangle to the front of the Crumb Cake card.
Adhere the colored birds on a branch label cut out to the front of the card so it is centered over the Crumb Cake strip.
Use Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the sentiment banner cut out to the front of the card so it overlaps the lower right side of the birds on a branch label cut out.
Cut a 4" piece of Petal Pink 5/8" Organdy Striped Ribbon.
Tie a half knot in the center of the ribbon. Trim the ends with notches by folding the ends together horizontally. Then, cut at a sharp angle towards the folded edge.
Use a Mini Glue Dot to adhere the ribbon knot to the end of the branch on the lower left side of the birds on a branch label cut out.