Friday 24 May 2019

Ink it! Stamp it! Design Team Blog Hop | Theme: New 2019-20 Annual Catalogue

Welcome to the Ink it! Stamp it! Design Team Blog Hop. This month we will be sharing projects created with products in the new 2019-20 Annual Catalogue. The full line up below will guide you through all the projects.

For my new 2019-20 Annual Catalogue sneak peek, I have used the gorgeous Free as a Bird Bundle which includes the Free as a Bird Stamp Set and the Stitched Nested Labels Dies.

The layout for my card today was inspired by the latest Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #389

I have also entered my card in the latest Stampin' Up! Only Challenges #SUOC223: It’s Spring! Challenge along with the latest Stamp Ink Paper #200 Designers Choice Challenge - as the Free As A Bird set is definitely a new favourite and I've used my favourite colour..... blue :)

The images in my card come from the Free As A Bird stamp set (available in the new 2019-20 Annual Catalogue from 4th June 2019) and were stamped in Memento Black ink on to some Whisper White cardstock.

The birds were cut out using a circle from the Layering Circles Framelits and then coloured using my Stampin' Blends. The colours I used were: Balmy Blue (Dark & Light), Call Me Clover (Dark & Light), Night of Navy (Light), Pineapple Punch (Dark), Pool Party (Light) and Soft Suede (Dark & Light). The leaves were also coloured using Blends and then fussy cut with scissors.

My sentiment also comes from the Free As A Bird stamp set and is stamped in Blueberry Bushel ink on to some Whisper White card stock. I have cut out the sentiment using one of the new Stitched Nested Label Dies. The size I wanted to use wasn't quite long enough for the sentiment, so I partially cut it and then moved the die and partially cut the remainder (so I have a longer label than the standard die). I added some linen thread under my sentiment before adhering it to my card front with some Mini Stampin' Dimensionals.

I really love the clean and simple look of this card and I feel my colour palette, that I was originally really struggling with, worked out really well. I am super happy with how this card turned out and I hope you like it too :)

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Thank you so much for joining us today. We hope you'll join us again next month to see our Kids/Male inspired projects.

Don't forget to continue the hop all the way around to see what the amazing Ink it! Stamp it! Design Team have come up with.

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I have entered this card in Kylie Bertucci's June International Highlights.
If you love my card, I'd love for you to vote for me :)
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EDIT: I am excited to add that my card was chosen as one of the Perfect Princesses for Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #389. AND I placed 3rd (well equal 2nd) in Kylie's June International Highlights (thanks to everyone who voted for my card) :)

You too can make this ....... 
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Free As A Bird Bundle (Cling 151123)#

Free As A Bird Stamp Set (Cling 149468)#

Stitched Nested Labels Dies (149638)#

Layering Circle Framelits (141705)

Linen Thread/Twine (104199)

Stampin' Blends: Balmy Blue (Dark & Light), Call Me Clover (Dark & Light), Night of Navy (Light), Pineapple Punch (Dark), Pool Party (Light), Soft Suede (Dark & Light)

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  1. What a beautiful design! I love the colors and your little birds are perfect with your sentiment. :)

  2. I love your beautiful design with the birds. They just sing Springtime! Thanks for joining us at SUO Challenges. We hope to see your entries again.

    1. Thanks so much Renee :) I'm looking forward to joining in with your challenges again.

  3. WOW, this is such a BEAUTY! Your spotlight coloring and the perfect balance of white space is just beautiful! Lovely card all over!

  4. What's not to love about your card? The choice of the darker blue really makes the whole design pop, stunning card Kirsten.

  5. Your design is absolutely stunning. Beautiful card. Thank you so much for joining us at We hope to see you again tomorrow for our new challenge!

  6. Love your gorgeous bluebirds! And great job making the die shape the length you needed it to be, I love modifying shapes that way. Thanks for playing along with us at SUO Challenges, and we hope you join us for the new challenge on Tuesday!

  7. This is wonderful, Kirsten! I adore those sweet birds! The leaves and the twine really kick it up a notch! Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

  8. What a lovely trio of birds! Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

  9. This is pretty. I love the birds highlighted by the circle - and the sweet branch below. Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

  10. Gorgeous card Kirsten, it's so fresh and bright x

  11. So beautiful, Kirsten! Thanks for playing along with SIP Challenges :-)

  12. Adorable card Kirsten! Thank you for being part of my international highlights this month! All the best with the voting.

  13. I love this card. Simple and chic.

  14. Nice work! I love this card! Thanks for sharing.

  15. Lovely card design. Beautifully colored :)


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