Wednesday, January 15, 2020

PCC366 Paper Craft Crew Sketch Challenge with Stampin' Up! Free as a Bird

Hello and Happy Wednesday!  I've have been MIA with the Paper Craft Crew for a while now but I'm back and ready to dive in with a fun sketch challenge and the Free as a Bird stamp set from the Annual Catalog!  

I have to admit.. I really am a bird person.  Whenever my hubby and I go on vacation, I'm always taking pictures of birds.  My card idea started with a piece of Purple Posy Cardstock but I had to admit that I wasn't sure if there were many birds that were lavender or purple.  So... of course I googled purple birds and found out that there are! 

This little guy looked a lot like the little birds in the Free as a Bird stamp set so I went for it!

I used the floral and leaf images from the stamp set to make a background by stamping them with Versamark for a tone-on-tone look.  I used one of the Stampin' Up! Stitched Rectangle Dies to cut it into my background panel.  I layered that on a piece of Basic Black Cardstock and then adhered it to a Melon Mambo Cardstock.  I then stamped the birds on a branch image onto a piece of Bristol Smooth Cardstock with Gina K Designs Amalgam Ink and colored it with Zig Clean Color Markers.  The Bristol Smooth really allows the Zig Clean Color Markers to blend and it takes water really well.  Once the image was dry, I used one of the Stampin' Up! Stitched Nested Label Dies to cut it out.  *Currently The Stitched Nested Label Dies can be purchased with the Free as a Bird Stamp Set as a bundle! I used Stampin' Dimensionals to adhere to the layered card base.  I stamped the "hello" sentiment from the set with Versamark Ink onto Basic Black cardstock and heat embossed with White Embossing Powder.  I used Multipurpose adhesive to adhere the sentiment to the bird label die.  I added a Mini Dimensional to the left side that hung off of the label so support it.  Finally I added some Gold Glitter Enamel Dots that had been colored with a Melon Mambo Stampin' Blend and adhered them to the front of the card.  The Stampin' Blend alcohol markers dry so quickly that you can add them almost immediately to your card. 

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