Thursday, May 14, 2020

Create a Beautiful Friendship Card using the Stampin Up Free As A Bird Stamp Set | Simple Techniques

Today I have a simple and beautiful card made with the Free As A Bird Stamp Set from Stampin’ Up. This card uses a quick watercolor wash for the background and the Stampin’ Blend Markers to color in the flower and leaf images. This handmade card is perfect for the new crafter who wants to learn some new techniques. Hope you enjoy this tutorial. 

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Here are the dimensions and pieces you will need to create this cards:
Very Vanilla Cardstock card base 8 ½” x 5 ½” scored at 4 ¼” | 2” x 3”
Pear Pizzazz Cardstock 4” x 5 ¼”
Whisper White Cardstock 2” x 6” 
*White Bakers Twine 16”

Here is a list of the supplies I used to make the card: 
Free As A Bird Stamp Set 149468 $22.00
Very Vanilla Cardstock 101650 $9.75
Whisper White Cardstock 100730 $9.75
Pear Pizzazz Cardstock 131201 $8.75
Everyday Label Punch 144668 $18.00
*White Bakers Twine 124262 $3.50
Old Olive Ink Pad 147090 $7.50
Memento Black Ink 132708 $6.00
(Light) Daffodil Delight Stampin Blend Marker Combo Pack 144603 $9.00
Calypso Coral Stampin Blend Marker Combo Pack 144045 $9.00
Old Olive Stampin Blend Marker Combo Pack 144597 $9.00
(Dark) Petal Pink Stampin Blend Marker Combo Pack 147272 $9.00
Pearl Basic Jewels 144219 $5.00
Paper Trimmer 152392 $25.00 
Simply Shammy 147042 $8.00 
Snail Adhesive 104332 $7.00 
Multipurpose Liquid Glue 110755 $4.00 
Dimensionals 104430 $4.00 
Clear Block D 118485 $8.50
Paper Snips 103579 $10.00 
Bone Folder 102300 $7.00 
Stampin' Pierce Mat 126199 $5.00 
Take Your Pick Tool 144107 $10.00 

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1- On the Pear Pizzazz cardstock create a watercolor wash using the Old Olive Ink and Aqua Painters. Let dry and add some splatter. Set aside to dry completely.
2- Stamp three of each flower including the bud and three leaf images in black memento ink on Whisper White Cardstock. 
3- Color using Stampin’ Blend Markers:
Large Flowers: Start with the Dark Calypso Coral in the center, add Light Calypso Coral to blend the dark color out a little. Add Light Daffodil Delight over the whole flower. Add Dark Petal Pink to any shadow areas.
Small Flowers: Color the whole flower in Light Daffodil Delight. Add Dark Petal Pink to the center of the flower.
Bud: Add the Light Calypso Coral to the base of the bud. Fill in the rest in Dark Petal Pink. Add a little Light Daffodil Delight to the tips of the buds. Add Light Old Olive to the leaves at the bottom.
Leaf: Start with the Dark Old Olive and add to the details of each leaf and any shadow areas. Blend and fill in the rest of the leaves with Light Old Olive. If you want color in the stem in Light Old Olive.
4- Fussy Cut out all images.
5- Add the Pear Pizzazz cardstock to the center of the cardbase. Place one leaf near the top in the middle of the card. Place the other two leaves down the card vertically. Leave about a 1” space between the top leaf and the second leaf for the greeting.
6- Stamp the greeting in Black in on Very Vanilla cardstock. Punch with the Everyday Label Punch. 
7- Wrap 16” of white bakers twine back and forth on the back of the greeting. Adhere to the card with dimensionals in the center between the 1st and 2nd leaves.
8- Add the Large flowers with dimensionals to the card. Place 1 above the greeting and 2 staggered below staying within the vertical space.
9- Add the small flowers and buds to the card. Place 1 of each above the greeting and 2 of each below. 
10- Add 3 pearls to the card, 1 above the greeting and 2 below.
All Done!

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Have a creative day,

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