Nature Walk Bird – Stampin’ Up! Tutorial #578

Hey There,

Don’t you just love the Stampin’ Up! set, Nature Walk?   It is in my top 5 of most loved Stampin’ Up! sets ever.   Really, bird, bee, butterfly, eggs,  and plants, LOVE IT!!!

The bird is easy to color and that makes for a quick scene and that is exactly want I did in today’s card tutorial.    I think this bird is saying “come on Spring!”  My heart is singing it also, lol.

I’ve been busy, busy, busy starting my garden seeds and making hand crafted natural soaps.  Fun stuff!  So many hobbies so little time.  I did get tickled at a comment I received on facebook.  Someone was afraid I had quite stamping since I was talking about gardening.  Boy oh boy, thank goodness I can have more than one hobby.   In actuality I have about 50 hobbies, grin.   I love paper crafting and can’t imagine living without it.  Anyone else feel that way?  Just imagine if something happened and you couldn’t paper craft, shiver. . . . .

Any how, my tutorial for today is below, enjoy!


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Stampin’ Up’s fabulous Spring Catalog Get your supplies to rock those Spring projects.

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Now on with today’s tutorial. . . . .  . .

Project Supplies: Stampin’ Up!  Nature Walk (item 121997)

Stamps:  Card Stock: Stampin’ Up! Whisper White, Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy and Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper

Ink: Stampin’ Up! Not Quite Navy, Baja Breeze, Always Artichoke, Lucky Limeade and StazOn Jet Black

Accessories: Stampin’ Up! sponges, Markers (More Mustard, So Saffron and Crumb Cake), Gold Brads, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Fancy Fan Embossing Folder, Framelits – Apothecary Accents (item number 127003), Big Shot Machine

Started by die cuting my main image panel using one of the Framelits from the Apothecary Accents set and the Big Shot Machine.

Stamped the Bird on it using Stazon Jet Black ink.  Sponged Lucky Limeade ink at the bottom of the card stock.

Colored the top of the bird in using a Crumb Cake marker.  Colored the bird’s belly ink using a So Saffon Marker.

Added a little More Mustard marker to the bottom of the bird’s belly and blended it in using the So Saffron marker.

Added more Crumb Cake marker to the the dark areas of the bird’s wing.

Sponged Baja Breeze ink around the bird to create the sky.  Sponged Always Artichoke ink at the very bottom of the card stock.

Die Cut one of the other Framelits from the Apothecary Accents set using the Big Shot Machine out of River Rock card stock.   Sponged Not Quite Navy ink around the edge of the die and then embossed the die using the Fancy Frame Embossing Folder and the Big Shot Machine.  Also sponged Not Quite Navy around the edges of the main image panel.

Bunched small circle of Not Quite Navy card stock and added them and gold brads to the main image panel and the embossed panel.

Added Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy and River Rock DSP and Not Quite Navy DSP.  Sponge Not Quite Navy around the edge of the card.

Here is the finished card measuring 5″ x 6.5″.

May your day be filled with fun and laughter.

Until my next post. . . . . .

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Also. . . . . . .

There is now a great stamp kit, Dude Your Welcome,  for the men in your life.  Check it out!

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Guys don’t always have the easiest time expressing themselves, but with the Dude, You’re Welcome! kit, they’ll have

  • Four wood-mount stamps (double-mounted) with the perfect sentiment for every occasion
  • Twelve 4″ x 6″ postcards in four different (manly) colors
  • Twelve gray envelopes
  • A Basic Gray Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • An instructional guide (for the most novice stamper!)

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8 responses to “Nature Walk Bird – Stampin’ Up! Tutorial #578

  1. I love this set as well. use it whenever I need to make manly cards. one of my go to’s.

    love the colors on this card as well.

    thanks for sharing your love of card making.


  2. What is the Designer Paper you used for the side panels?

    • Hi Ellen,
      I used one of the DSP’s out of the Print Poetry Paper Stack in the Spring Catalog. It is item number 129312. 🙂 It’s a great stack.

  3. Maria A. Rodriguez

    Oh Michelle, this is beautiful. I have this stamp set and I don’t use it enough. I’m going to ink it up and try to replicate this amazing card following your tutorial, thank you so much for explaining the steps in such fabulous way, your instructions are always super easy to follow.

  4. wow, this is gorgeous Michelle.

  5. I just had to take a minute to tell you how inspiring your blog is. It’s one that I check frequently. Sometimes when you have a new card up, it takes my breath away. Thanks, thanks, thanks.

    Julie B.

  6. Michelle, I love your new blog heading! The bird is my favorite, okay, one of the many! Thanks for the inspiration!