Easy Bird in Flight – Tutorial #378

Like everyone else, around the holidays I am pressed for time.  Take for instance this week, I have my 7 year old Grand Daughter, Hailie Jade staying with us this week, so my time is spent re-learning the board game “Life”, making paper turkeys for place markers for our Thanksgiving Dinner etc. etc.  You know the stuff that  a 7 year old  likes to do.  :)  I’m hoping that some of what the board game of “life” teaches me this week I will be able to apply to my real life, lol.  Because, you know, I don’t know what I want to be when I grow up yet.  Don’t you think it is about time I figure it out?

Any how, being pressed for time I decided to put together a quick tutorial for you today.  There are not many steps to this project.  I kept it clean and simple.  Enjoy!

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Let’s get started. . . .  . .


Stamps: Stampin’ Up! Peaceful Season (Level II hostess set from the Holiday Mini Catalog) and Inspired by Nature (Item #111656)
Paper: Stampin’ UP! Whisper White and Not Quite Navy
Ink: Stampin’ Up! Tempting Turquoise, Not Quite Navy and Basic Black
Accessories: Stampin’ Up! Sponge, Basic Black marker and Brayer


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On a 3.5″ square piece of Whisper White Card stock brayered Tempting Turquoise ink at an angle on the bottom right corner.   Then brayered Not Quite Navy ink on the same corner, not covering the Tempting Turquoise ink entirely.

Stamped the bird from the Stampin’ Up set Peaceful Season using Basic Black ink.

Cut a 5″ x 6.5″ and a 3 5/8″ square pieces of Not Quite Navy Card stock.  Also added a 4.75″ x 6.25″ Whisper White Panel.  Adhered all the panels together accept for the largest Not Quite Navy Panel.

Stamped the Grasses from the Stampin’ Up Set Inspired by Nature using Basic Black ink and very firm presser on the stamp.  Because you are stamping over multiple layers of paper there will be some gaps in your grass image.  Use a Basic Black marker and fill in the gaps.

Sponged a bit of Basic Black ink at the bottom of the grasses.

Added the largest Not Quite Navy panel and here is the finished card front measuring 5″ x  6.5″.

May your day be peaceful and perfect.

Until my next post. . . .  . .



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17 responses to “Easy Bird in Flight – Tutorial #378

  1. Beautiful simplicity at it’s best!
    Trish H.

  2. You always wow me! Simple but beautiful!

  3. What a pretty design! That’s a card I can make without a lot of trouble. I would definitely like to CASE that one. Thanks, Michelle!

  4. Wow Michelle,

    S.U.P.E.R.B as always. TFS

    Mary Mac

  5. Michelle,

    I too am waiting to discover what I’m going to be when I grow up! (Wink-Wink)I’d love to grow up to be just like my friend Michelle, who designs amazing cards, and shares them on-line with all her friends. Thank you for the time you spend sharing your creativity and knowledge with the rest of us. You will never how how much you inspire! -Diane

  6. short but sweet! love the grass going from the frame just over the pic. btw, I too am a member of the don’t know what I want to be when I grow up club :)

    Have a great time with Hailie Jade and a terrific Thanksgiving!

  7. Even your most simple projects have such a huge WOW factor!! This is beautiful!

  8. Yeah, love it Mickey! Have a great time with your granddaughter! Hugs, Lucy

  9. Great clean and simple card. I am thinking I might try this with a pheasant stamp I have for the hunters in the family! Have a wonderful time with Hailey. Hugs…

  10. This card turned out so beautiful and simple! Thank you

  11. You are amazing. This is gorgeous. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

  12. Hi hope your having a great time with your Grand Daughter. Your card is stunning, I love it. Thanks for sharing. Hugs x ChrisB

  13. I certainly do love quick & easy! Great job!

  14. Simple & fab!

  15. Great job! I wanna try this at home too. I appreciate it more looking at the steps how it is done. You are very creative. I hope you’d add more designs too. Thanks for sharing. 😉

  16. This is a one of a kind artwork. I’m really attracted at the bird design with blue background. It looks so naturally peaceful. I just love how you made it! Great work!