Monday 14 October 2019

Bird Ballad Birthday Cards | Aussies Who Love Stampin' Up! Challenge #041

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Today marks the start of our latest fortnightly challenge over on the Aussies Who Love Stampin' Up! Facebook Group.

Our latest challenge #AWLSU041 is a Tic-Tac-Toe challenge, where you create a project using the 3 inspiration words in any row (horizontal or vertical) or diagonal.

Myself and the other group admins will share our creations to start off each challenge and hopefully help kick-start and inspire your creativity.

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My project was inspired by a couple of other creative challenges: Layout was inspired by Freshly Made Sketches #406 and Just Add Ink's Just Add "H" Challenge #478 - where I have incorporated "Happy" into my project.


I have made a gorgeous set of Birthday cards using the Bird Ballard Designer Series Paper and my cards kind of fit in with 2 rows: Die Cut / Floral / Leaf and Layers / Floral / Modern.

To start, I cut out a rectangle window (using the Stitched Rectangle Dies) on the front of my Old Olive card base. I then layered my piece of Designer Series Paper (which is bigger than my rectangle window), glueing it on the inside of the card.

Using a window on the card front enables you to appreciate both sides of this lovely patterned paper (see below).

Next I stamped some flowers and leaves (from the Free As A Bird stamp set) using Memento Black ink on to some Whisper White cardstock. These I coloured using my Stampin' Blends to match the flowers in the DSP. Once coloured, I fussy cut them out. I also added some subtle sparkle to the flowers using Clear Wink of Stella.

Using the Everyday Label punch, I punched out some labels in Whisper White for my sentiment, which is stamped in Old Olive ink and comes from the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set.

I then adhered the leaves and flower to my sentiment label and added a piece of Silver Metallic Edge Ribbon at the back. This was then attached to the front of my card using some Mini Stampin' Dimensionals.

Blends: Daffodil Delight (Light & Dark) & Old Olive (Light & Dark)


Blends: Petal Pink (Light & Dark), Calypso Coral (Light) & Old Olive (Light & Dark)


Blends: Calypso Coral (Light & Dark) & Old Olive (Light & Dark)


Blends: Pool Party (Light & Dark), Daffodil Delight (Dark) & Old Olive (Light & Dark)

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Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper (149592)

Free As A Bird Stamp Set (Cling 149468)

Beautiful Bouquet (Photopolymer 143666)

Rectangle Stitched Framelits (148551)

Everyday Label Punch (144668)

Silver 3/8" Metallic-Edge Ribbon (144213)

Wink of Stella Glitter Brush – Clear (141897)

Stampin' Blends: Calypso Coral (Dark & Light), Daffodil Delight (Dark & Light), Old Olive (Dark & Light), Petal Pink (Dark & Light), Pool Party (Dark & Light)
Tools: Paper Trimmer, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Clear BlocksScissors/Paper Snips

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  1. Terrific use of the sketch - love these pretty florals! Thanks for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  2. Sweet and simple! My fave dsp at the minute and you have showcased it beautifully! Thanks for sharing at Just Add Ink.

  3. What a colourful swath of bright blooms Kirsten, love your idea of making both sides visible and getting twice the bang from your DSP! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week. Kim

  4. What a delightful set of birthday cards ! I love that pretty floral DSP. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.


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