Wednesday, June 5, 2019

As You See it - Challenge #201 with Free As A Bird


Welcome to my blog post for As You See It - Challenge #201:
I have been having some fun with the new Free As A Bird stamp set by Stampin' Up! and thought I'd create a card with this layout roughly in mind.
Pastel colors are hard to capture in pictures, but this new Balmy Blue color is a really pretty blue. The A2 size card base is made from my new stash of Balmy Blue card stock and I used the ribbon die from Arts & Crafts to have a unique edge at the bottom of the front. 

The background is Whisper White Thick with white embossing paste which has been tinted with Balmy Blue refill ink. Using a palette knife I mixed the embossing paste and a drop or two of the the Balmy Blue reinker with a palette knife on a Silicone Craft Sheet. I spread the paste through one of the stencils from the Pattern Party Decorative Masks (set of 4 different patterns) using the same pallete knife. It's like frosting a cake! Let completely dry.

The bird was stamped on Whisper White Thick with Memento Black ink because I planned to color with Stampin' Blends (alcohol markers) and that ink will not bleed. I used a variety of blues, yellows and a touch of orange and grey of the Stampin' Blends listed below. Just remember, when using the alcohol markers, color inside the the line with a light touch in a skipping pattern so that you always leave white. White is the sparkle that makes the image jump out and gives it life. Alcohol markers bleed, so don't color right up to the line, for it will bleed over the line.
I made my own striped paper with the stripes from Gallery Grunge stamp set and Memento Black ink. The sentiment was stamped and die cut with the new coordinating Stitched Nested Labels. There is a perfect size for everything!

A few Frosted Epoxy Droplits finished off the card.  Always need some "bells & whistles"!

I hope you enjoyed this short tutorial. If you need any supplies and a new annual Stampin' Up catalog, I would be pleased to help you.

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6 comments:

  1. Great card, Anita! I really liked the border on the bottom, and the embossing paste background for the adorable bird image! Thanks for playing along at As You See It Challenges!

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    1. Thank you, Heather. You’re very welcome. I want to try more ideas with that ribbon thinlit. It’s really unique!

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  2. Anita, great to see you playing along with As You See It Challenge as I've seen your lovely creations at Colour Inkspiration. LOVE your fresh and modern take on this sketch with that great swoosh of Balmy Blue embossing paste. Isn't the Free As A Bird set adorable? I've been having lots of plays with it and can't get enough of it. Thanks for playing along with us at AYSI this week.

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    1. Thanks, Jan! I do love this set. So many beautiful cards have already been created. Hope to play along more!

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  3. Your trellis background is fabulous with this lovely little bird, Anita! I am infatuated with this set, everything I've seen made with it is delightful! We're so happy you shared this with us at AYSI this week!

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    1. Thank you, LeAnne! I know, this is a really great set❤️

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