Honestly, I can’t get enough of the Bird Ballad Suite, especially the Designer Series Paper. The entire background of this paper is on of the prints in the Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper Pack. Of the products in the suite, so far I’ve shown you the Free As a Bird stamp set, the Stitched Nested Labels Dies, The Scallop Laced Ribbon, the Designer Paper and the Bird Ballad Laser-Cut Cards & Tin. You can view the previous cards in this series by clicking below.
Today’s card features the Stitched Nested Label Dies that create a window to the inside of the card. I started with a So Saffron card base and added a 4″ c 5-1/4″ piece of Bird Ballad DSP to the front. Next I opened the card up and placed the die on the front of the card only and ran it though my die cutting machine, and just like that we’ve got a window in the card! A 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Whisper White was attached to the inside so that I could stamp the sentiment and leaves on it with Memento ink. The bird and the flower were stamped on a scrap of Whisper White and colored with Stampin’ Blends. The flower was colored in with Light Daffodil Delight and Dark Mango Melody then cut out with Paper Snips and attached to the front of the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. To achieve the shading on the bird, I colored his chest with Light Old Olive and his belly with Light Petal Pink making sure to color Petal Pink over the Old Olive. The body of the bird is Light Pool Party which was also colored over the two previous colors. Dark Mango Melody finished off his beak. After the coloring was done I cut him out with Paper Snips. I decided to cut his feet off because this little guy is sitting on the branch, not standing.
Important Tip: Stampin’ Blends bleed through to the backside of the Whisper White card stock and I didn’t want the coloring to show on the backside of the bird because when you open the card it would be visible. So I stamped a second bird and cut it out (but I didn’t color it) and then attached it to the backside of the colored bird. The bird is positioned on the front of the card with Dimensionals, so that it looks like he’s sitting on the branch. Do you like the depth I was able to create with the window and positioning the flower and the bird outside the window?
Tomorrow’s card will be a fun Fold featuring the Bird Ballad Suite and we’ll add in the final product from the suite; the Bird Ballad Trinkets! See you then!
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