Monday, 6 May 2019

International Blog Highlights Hop: Bird Gala

Why hello there from Mount Hope, Ontario, Canada!  It's Monday afternoon here and I have a wonderful post to hopefully make your Monday a little bit better!

I'm participating in Kylie Bertucci's International Blog Highlights today and I hope you will love my contribution as much as I loved creating it for you.

For my Demonstrator visitors, you likely had a sneak peek of this on the Demonstrator Planning Place; but, for those of you who are not Stampin' Up! demonstrators, I have used a brand new stamp set, Free As A Bird to create this beautiful thank you card.  I've also used some other new products from the new Annual Catalogue:  Stitched Nested Labels Dies and Magnolia Lane Ribbon combo pack.

If you love my contribution, please vote for me by clicking the button below to take you to the voting site!  Keep reading for details on how you can duplicate this design.

The card base is Soft Suede, measuring 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" and folded in half to create a quarter-fold card 5 1/2" x 4 1/4".  I then added a layer of Sahara Sand measuring 5 1/4" x 4".  Next, I cut a piece of the Gingham Gala 6" x 6" DSP in Grapefruit Grove to measure 5" x 3 3/4".  Before adhering the Gingham Gala DSP to the Sahara Sand, I took a piece of the linen ribbon measuring 6" and laid it across the front, adhering the ends around the back using Tear & Tape.  Once the ribbon was placed, I adhered the whole layer to the card base.  Next, I used a piece of Whisper White and stamped the bird image on it using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I then cut out the image using the new Stitched Nested Labels Dies and my Big Shot.  These are the New die format and will work with any future machine that Stampin' Up! may release.  Once I had the image cut out, I then used Stampin' Blends in Crumb Cake, Calypso Coral, Mossy Meadow and Bronze to colour in the image.  The "Thank You" is stamped using the Memento ink.  On a scrap piece of Whisper White, I stamped three sets of the leaf image and two each of the flower images.  Those were also coloured using Stampin' Blends in Calypso Coral and Mossy Meadow.  I lovingly cut each of them out and adhered the leaves to the back of the nesting shape using Snail.  Stampin' Dimensionals were placed on the back of the nesting shape and it was placed above the ribbon on the card base.  The flowers that I cut out, were then added using glue dots to the front of the nesting shape.  Lastly, I cut another piece of the linen ribbon about 3" long and pulled a few threads from the end to create a fringed edge.  Then I tied the ribbon around the piece on the card base to create the knotted look.  A piece of the Mossy Meadow linen twine is then tied in a bow around the knot to finish it off.  I added some Basic Rhinestones to the centres of the flowers to pull it all together.  
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  1. Adorable card Stephanie! Thanks for being part of my international highlights this month! All the best with the voting.

  2. So pretty. Thanks for sharing and best of luck


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