The World Needs More of You

Chickadees are such cute happy little birds! I’m no great artist, but I sure did have fun coloring these guys. The Free as a Bird stamp set provides the canvas and Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers do the heavy lifting for the focal point of this pretty card.

Full list of supplies needed, listed below. A die cutting machine is needed for this card.
Card Base: Crumb Cake Cardstock 8 1/2″ h x 5 1/2″ w folded to 4 1/4″ h x 5 1/2″ w
Background Matte: Basic White Cardstock 4 7/8″ h x 3 5/8″ w
Background: Fine Art Designer Series Paper 3 1/2″h x 4 3/4″ w
Sentiment Layer: Basic White Cardstock die cut with the 1 3/4″ h x 3 5/8″ w Stitched Rectangle Die
Inside Layer: Basic White Cardstock 4″ h x 5 1/4″ w

Let’s Create

  1. Affix all stamps to Acrylic Blocks.
  2. Fold the Card Base in half using a Bone Folder to sharpen the crease.
  3. Using the adhesive of your choice, attach the Background to the Background Matte and then attach them to the Card Base.
  4. Die cut the Sentiment with the Stitched Rectangle Die and Stamp in Bumblebee Ink.
  5. Cut two lengths of Linen Thread about 8″ long. Wrap around the Sentiment and tie a double bow, before attaching with Stampin’ Dimensionals
  6. Stamp the Birds on a Branch and 4 Small Flowers on Scrap Thick Basic White Cardstock and color with Stampin’ Blends. These are the colors I used:
    1. Birds: Crumb Cake and Smoky Slate Light and Dark
    2. Branch: Soft Suede Light
    3. Leaves: Old Olive Light
    4. Flowers: Mango Melody Light
    5. Buds: So Saffron Light
  7. Use Paper Snips to fussy cut the Birds on the Branch and the Small Flowers.
  8. Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to attach to the Sentiment Layer.
  9. So cute! Put it in the mail.

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Stamper’s Toolkit

You will also need adhesive, acrylic blocks, scissors and other basic PaperCrafting items from the Stamper’s Toolkit