Earlier this month I had my first class. This class used to be a club but I decided to change it up a bit this stamping year and make it a class instead. We make 5 cards (2 of 2 designs and 1 a little more complicated). During June I decided to make the two that are supposed to be the same be similar but not exactly the same to give the class attendees some different ideas to use with the same stamp set and/or layout.
Both of these cards used the stamp set called Free As A Bird. This set has dies that go with it called Stitched Nested Labels and you can save 10% by purchasing them in a Bundle.
To make this card, I first randomly stamped the background using Pretty Peacock ink on Soft Sea Foam cardstock with the leaves and flowers. Then I stamped the bird image in Pretty Peacock Ink onto Whisper White cardstock and cut it out using one of the Stitched Nested Labels Dies and colored it using a Dark Daffodil Delight, Light Flirty Flamingo and Dark Soft Sea Foam Green Stampin’ Blends. I stamped the sentiment in Pretty Peacock Ink and also cut it out using the Stitched Nested Labels.
The second card has the same layout as the first one but looks totally different. I inked the Embossing Folder called Country Floral 3D with Petal Pink Ink and then ran it through my die cutting machine with Whisper White cardstock. I love this technique! The ink only goes on the background with the images popping out. Then I stamped the bird and sentiment in Memento Black Ink and cut it out using the Stitched Nested Labels dies. I colored the bird using my Dark Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends. I thought it needed something else so I added the bow using Nature’s Twine in Mint Macaron using a Glue Dot.