24 Jul 2016

Handmade Summer card with Best Birds Bundle by Stampin' Up!

I'm sitting on my back deck watching the birds at the feeder and bird bath - what a show! It's such a beautiful summer morning... I wish I could stop time for a while and continue to enjoy it a few more hours.

So I thought I would share with  you a card with birds using the Best Birds bundle on page 53 in the new annual catalogue. There are so many temptations in this catalogue it's hard to settle on one before you want to try another!

The Best Birds stamp set has 13 stamps and the Birds & Blooms Thinlits have 9 dies in the set, enough to create a whole variety of cards from "thoughts for you" to "Happy Anniversary" and more.

Best Birds Photopolymer Bundle#142315

I stamped the birds on Daffodil Delight cardstock which made it very easy to add the remaining colours.

Here are the details to make the card:

Daffodil Delight cardstock cut 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", plus extra for birds
Flirty Flamingo cardstock cut 5 1/4" x 4"
Whisper White cardstock cut 5" x 3 3/4", plus extra for branches, leaves, and flowers.

Using more Daffodil Delight cardstock stamp and die cut the two largest birds. Add colour with Basic Black and Old Olive markers. Remove their legs and feet.

Use Whisper White cardstock and Chocolate Chip ink to stamp the branches. Colour the branches with Chocolate Chip and Garden Green markers. Stamp and cut out extra leaves if desired.

Using the 4" x 3 3/4" piece of Whisper White, stamp the burlap square twice from the stamp set in Crumb Cake (stamped off). Stamp the sentiment in the bottom right hand corner using Flirty Flamingo ink.

Using Whisper White cardstock stamp and die cut seven of the single blossom.. Colour with Flirty Flamingo marker. Add medium sized pearls to the centre of each.

Attach branches, birds, and flowers with Foam Adhesive Strips, trimmed to required size.

Attach Whisper White completed sheet to Flirty Flamingo mat, then attach to Daffodil Delight card base. Add 5 1/4" x 4" Whisper White cardstock to inside of card for sentiment.

I hope you have time to enjoy these beautiful summer days too!

Happy Stamping!

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