Well, well, well, I’m approaching another tutorial milestone here on Freedom to Create. I hope you are still with me and enjoying the tutorials as I make my way to the 400th tutorial! Where does the time go. I could swear I just started this blog yesterday. How about cheering me on by leaving a comment on this post telling me things you would like to see used or done in one of my tutorials? Let me hear from you, my cyber friends! If you are receiving this post via e-mail CLICK HERE TO LEAVE A COMMENT.
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|Stamps: Stampin’ Up! Punch Potpourri and Season of Friendship|
|Paper: Stampin’ Up! Whisper White, More Mustard, Old Olive, Marina Mist and Basic Black|
|Ink: Stampin’ Up! Bashful Blue, Marina Mist, More Mustard, So Saffron, Crumb Cake, Certainly Celery, Old Olive, Baja Breeze, Basic Black, Always Artichoke & Early Espresso|
|Accessories: White Gel Pen, Markers – Basic Black, So Saffron & More Mustard, White Gel Pen, Old Olive Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Basic Black Brads, Bird Punch|
|Techniques: Direct to Paper|
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I love creating direct to paper projects using the Stampin’ Spots Ink pads. They are so very easy to control for this type of work.
On a 4 3/8″ Square piece of Whisper White card stock, smeared the edge of the Bashful Blue ink spot across the card stock.
Smeared Certainly Celery ink across the card stock.
Smeared Old Olive ink across the card stock.
Smeared Baja Breeze ink across the card stock.
Smeared Marina Mist ink across the card stock from the right side only.
Smeared So Saffron ink across the card stock from the left side only.
Smeared More Mustard ink across the top of the card stock from the left side only.
Smeared Crumb Cake ink across the card stock at the bottom of the green area.
Stamped the branch twice using Early Espresso ink.
Stamped the leaves using Always Artichoke ink.
Stamped the bird using Basic Black ink on a separate piece of Whisper White card stock and then punched it out using the bird punch.
Adhered the bird to the card stock and added White Gel Pen highlights to the leaves and branches.
Added Basic Black marker shadows under the leaves and branches.
Added an Old Olive panel, Basic Black panel and a More Mustard panel. Added Old Olive Striped Grosgrain ribbon and Basic Black brads.
I felt the card was a little out of balance so I added a strip of More Mustard and Marina Mist card stock under the ribbon. Also added two leave punches from Old Olive card stock.
Added Basic Black and More Mustard marker to the punched leaves.
Added More Mustard marker to some of the leaves and to the bottom of the bird’s belly. Also added So Saffron Marker to the bird’s belly.
Here is the completed card measuring 5″ x 6.5″.
May your day be filled with all of the people and things that you love.
Until my next post. . . . . . . .
Staley , North Carolina (South of Greensboro)
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