Monday, January 27, 2020

Stampin' Up! Bird Ballad for FMS 419

Stampin' Up! Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper

I knew as soon as I saw the new sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches that I would be using Stampin' Up! Designers Series Paper (DSP )for the sketch challenge.

The challenge was picking which one to use. Bird Ballad won because I love the soft muted colors.  Here 's the sketch

And this is what I made.  
I couldn't make up my mind which embossing folder to use but  I ended up making 2 cards.

The card I entered uses the New stone 3D Emboss folder that is part of the Power of Hope bundle that is only available as a gift with purchase for Sale-A-Bration.  I love both of the cards I created but I think the combination of the stone with the birds and flowers creates the garden feel that I desired.



The cards are almost identical except for the embossed background and the sentiment strip.

I made the 2nd card first but was not happy when I put the paper down and didn't cover the top right corner all the way. I tried snipping the corner off but didn't like the way. it looked. I know no one would notice but I knew so I made a  2nd  card but this time before I glued the paper down I flipped the paper and card over and used a pencil to draw a line to mark where I would be cutting the paper off and then made sure I put the glue on the inside of the line. This made it much easier to get the paper lined up correctly.

If you would like to create this card there is a list of materials I used below. If you live in the US and don't have a Stampin' Up demonstrator I would love to be your consultant.

If you would like to see what other stampers were inspired to create from this sketch, head on over to Freshly Made Sketches. There are 12 amazing cards by the design team and 60 entries from some very talented stampers. 

Happy Stampin'

Products I used to create my cards:
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  1. I love how you've shown off that gorgeous paper. The flower and stitched label frame is a lovely accent. Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

  2. Very pretty card and paper! Yep, those soft colors are really pretty. Great choice! Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!