Stampin’ Up! Bird Ballads and Tasteful Textures for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Hey y’all – it’s Thursday, so it’s time for another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!!  Today’s Hop is a sketch challenge – and I’m excited to see what everyone comes up with –  I just know you’re going to see a ton of awesome-ness on the hop!

I pulled out the Tasteful Textures stamp set and bundled Detailed Textures Dies and combined them with some Bird Ballad DSP and the sweet little bird from the Free as a Bird stamp set.  Take a look-see:

…and…here’s our sketch! 🙂

I love the angled panels – one of my favorite designs!

I started with some flower-dy paper from the Bird Ballad DSP and matted it on Basic Black for the card front.

In the middle of a smaller piece of Basic Black, I cut the flower image using the die in the Detailed Textures set.  Then I used a second piece of Bird Ballad DSP and that die cut panel to create the angled design – adhering them with Liquid Glue.

I wrapped a length of new Very Vanilla 3/8″ Scalloped Lace Trim around the panel, securing it in the back with Glue Dots.

From a piece of Shimmer Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper, I cut one of the flower – leaf – berry designs.  Then I cut it down a little and adhered part with the Vanilla side up and a couple of pieces with the White side up with Liquid Glue.

The sentiment, from Tasteful Textures, is stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on the Bird Ballad DSP and cut out with a Stitched Nested Label die.

In the upper corner of the sentiment label, I stamped the feet of the bird from Free as a Bird in Tuxedo Black.  Then I popped the label onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On a seperate piece of Whisper White, I stamped the Free as a Bird bird in Tuxedo Black and colored him with my Dark So Saffron and Light Pool Party and Coastal Cabana Stampin’ Blends.  Then I fussy cut him – just cutting his legs off.

I adhered the bird to the label with Liquid Glue – using Dimensionals under him as well.

I used a Glue Dot to adhere a leaf from the Bird Ballad Trinkets and a bow from the Very Vanilla 3/8″ Scalloped Lace Trim.

I added a single Pearl Basic Jewel and the card front was done!

For the inside, I inked the flower image from Tasteful Textures in Powder Pink, stamped it off once on scrap paper and then stamped it in the center of a Whisper White panel.  Over that I added a second sentiment in Tuxedo Black.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Basic Black mat and into a Daffodil Delight card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got a full strength Powder Pink flower image from Tasteful Textures on the front…

…and more of the flower-dy Bird Ballad DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I love how Bird Ballad – with its sweet flowers and chickadee (that’s my story and I’m sticking to it!) and the Tasteful Textures bundle came together to create a unashamedly feminine card!  I hope you like!

Amy Koenders

Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!

Kristi Gray

Jaimie Babarczy

Sue Prather

Karen Finkle

Eva Dobilas

Have fun on the Hop!!







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Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Daffodil Delight Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)

Basic Black Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and inner liner); 3 1/4″ x 4″ (die cut panel on front)

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); Fussy cut bird

Shimmer Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper: berries and leaves

Bird Ballad DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 3 1/4″ x 4″ (DSP panel on front); 2 3/4″ Stitched Nested Label (sentiment); envelope flap

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14 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Bird Ballads and Tasteful Textures for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

  1. So pretty Mary! I love your design and your layering is perfect. 🙂

  2. Love your card Mary! I can’t get enough of these birds!!

  3. Wow! You KNOW I love this one! But, chickadee??? Beautiful card, design, colors, elements and everything.

    • stampsnlingers

      HA. I figured it MIGHT not be a chickadee! LOL! Thanks very much, Julie! 🙂

  4. Maryanne Willequer

    Boy, what incredible detail you put into your card! It is beautiful, Mary!

  5. This is so stunning…love that you used the Tasteful Textures dies and the laser cut paper is just a perfect addition…so pretty!!!

  6. Kathy L

    “Cussy Cut!” hahaha! That’s what I do when I have to fussy cut!!!
    Regardless, your card is beautiful and I love the color combo. Very nice.

    • stampsnlingers

      Oh my goodness!! I totally didn’t see that but…fruedian?!? LOL! Thanks Kathy! 🙂

  7. Susan K

    Et voila! So beautiful. I love the feminine feel and that sweet bird.
    Hope August 1 has been a great beginning to your retirement! 😄

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks so much, Susan! It’s been good so far! 🙂

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