Hi Stampers. Today I’d like to share with you a card that we made in class last spring using the stamp set Best Birds from Stampin’ Up! This adorable card is quick and easy to make.
This card starts with a Soft Suede card base, 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored a 4 1/4″. Next up is a 4″ x 5 1/4″ layer of Very Vanilla cardstock that I ran through the Big Shot with the Woodlands textured impressions embossing folder. The banner is made by using a 2″ x 5″ strip of cardstock (I used Marina Mist here – that has since retired, but any color would work). The end of the banner was punched with the Triple Banner Punch. The dry embossed layer is adhered to the card front and the banner was adhered over that with snail adhesive.
The bird and branch from the Stampin’ Up! Best Birds stamp set was stamped onto a 3″ x 3″ square of Very Vanilla CS in Soft Suede ink. I mounted that onto a 3 1/4″ x 3 1/4″ square of Soft Suede CS with snail adhesive and then the two of those were adhered to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The Birds & Blooms Thinlits Dies has a small flower that can be used to die cut the two flowers that I added to the upper left and lower right corners of the focal point square. I added a basic Pearl Jewel in the center of each flower.
The interior of the card is lined with a 4″ x 5 1/4″ piece of Very Vanilla CS. I stamped the branches and the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Best Birds set in Soft Suede ink on to this layer and then used snail adhesive to adhere it to the interior of the card.
Again, I apologize that I used a retired color, but I hope this layout gets you thinking. This same layout can be done in a variety of colors and using a variety of stamp sets and embossing folders. Use this card as a starting point to YOUR amazing creation!
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