Stampin’ Up! Floral Statements and Birds Thanks

Hey, y’all!  How’s the week going?  Mine’s going – we’re getting things started at work.  Slowly.  But it’s going! 

I made today’s card using the new Floral Statements stamp set and some watercoloring.  And then I added a couple of birds from the Best Birds stamp set and matching Birds & Blooms Thinlits.  Take a look-see:

Now – my color palette came from the Color Throwdown challenge this week – but I missed the deadline to enter.  Which doesn’t change the fact that it drove my color choices!

And the bird theme is from The Paper Players challenge.

I started out by embossing a piece of Crumb Cake card stock in the new Garden Trellis TIEF and then SNAILing it DE-bossed side up to a Lemon-Lime Twist mat.

The art layer is from the Floral Statements stamp set.  I stamped the image in Night of Navy ink onto a Crumb Cake panel.  Using my Aqua Painter, I pulled color from the image outlines into the rest of the image.  Love the faded vintage look that gave me, don’t you?

I used the Night of Navy Stampin’ Write Marker to darken the letters up a bit – and brushed them with my Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush.  Then I matted it on Lemon-Lime Twist card stock and popped it over the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I wrapped a piece of new Pool Party 3/8″ Shimmer Ribbon around the card front, securing it in the back with scotch tape.

My birds, from the Birds & Blooms Thinlits, are both cut in Pool Party card stock.  Then I used some Liquid Glue to adhere them over Lemon-Lime Twist card stock and fussy cut them.

I popped the large bird on with Liquid Glue and Stampin’ Dimensionals and the smaller with just Liquid Glue.  Then I brushed them both with the Clear Wink and the card front was done!

On the inside, I stamped the branch from the Best Birds stamp set in Crumb Cake on a Very Vanilla panel.  I pulled the color into the branch with my Aqua Painter and used my Lemon-Lime Twist Stampin’ Write Marker to color the leaves.  I cut two more of the Birds & Blooms small birds – just like the one on the front – and perched them on the branch with Liquid Glue.

I SNAILd the panel to a Lemon-Lime Twist mat and into my Night of Navy card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got a Pool Party bird from the Best Birds stamp set, with wings colored with my Lemon-Lime Twist Stampin’ Write Marker…

…and then I embossed the envelope flap in the Garden Trellis TIEF.

Et Voila!  I love this Floral Statements stamp set – and a quick pull of color using an Aqua Painter gives big impact tout-suite!  And who wouldn’t want to see a Pool Party and Lemon-Lime Twist bird?!?  Hope you like!




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Night of Navy Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, score and fold at 4 1/4″)

Lemon Lime Twist Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner);2 3/4″ x 4 1/2″ (mat for art on front); Bird backgrounds 

Crumb Cake Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 2 5/8″ x 4 3/8″ (art panel on front)

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Pool Party Card Stock:  Birds & Blooms Thinlits die cuts

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14 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Floral Statements and Birds Thanks

  1. Elisha

    Love your card! It has a vintagy/artsy vibe – well done!!

  2. juliejphoto

    Love the vintage look of the art piece. Your watercoloring is superb! That said……;-)

  3. juliejphoto

    Looks like you might be getting some weather down there. How does that affect your work?

  4. Grrr…missing those deadlines…but it happens! Your card is VERY unique in my opinion. The “hello” and the flowers are exquisite. Of course, you know how I feel about lemon lime! Have a great day.

    • I liked it – wasn’t sure about the Pool Party and the LLT together, but…they look okay! Thanks much, Karen! 🙂

  5. So pretty Mary! I love that sentiment, perfect with just the light touch of color on those flowers. Great design! 🙂

  6. Susan K

    Ah, I love the vintage look and I’m smiling at the PP/LLT birds. Et voila–it came together beautifully. Sorry you missed the deadline…it’s still a winner in my book!

  7. What a pretty color combo to use with this gorgeous image! I love your little birds, too! Thanks for playing with our challenge this week at the Paper Players!

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