Step It Up: Pretty Birds Bundle

They say birds of a feather flock together, and that’s true for this week’s cards we made with the Sending Smiles and Pretty Birds Bundles. Try stepping up your cards this week and if you’re not sure how, don’t be afraid to wing it!

CASUAL
We colored the bird image with Watercolor Pencils, then we created our own Designer Series Paper by stamping out the bird cage image on Basic White Cardstock, taking care to line up the chain of each bird cage with the base of the cage above it.

AVID
We stepped up our second card by adhering Mossy Meadow Cardstock to a Foam Adhesive Sheet, then used that to die cut the word “Sending.” We die cut the “Sending” word shadow in Vellum and adhered it behind the die-cut word and finished the card with some Brushed Metallic Dots.

ARTFULLY AVID
We used the Deckled Rectangles Dies to cut three rectangles from the Texture Chic Designer Series Paper, then we layered them on the card base, offsetting each layer. Next, we die cut the large bird cage three times from Crushed Curry Cardstock and once from Pearlescent Specialty Paper. We adhered all the die cuts together with the specialty paper on top, creating a thick die-cut piece. Finally, we created the “Sending” word shadow by blending Mossy Meadow and Soft Succulent ink on Basic White Thick Cardstock with Blending Brushes then adding a few water drops with a Stampin’ Spritzer.

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