Flock Together – Stampin’ Up! Card Tutorial #588

Hello There,

This morning I felt like getting inky by doing the Direct to Paper Technique to create this background for the Quail from the Stampin’ Up! Flock Together Set.   I used nice cheerful colors so the quail would really stand out in the foreground.  Check out the tutorial below for this card.


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

Project Supplies:

Stamps: Stampin’ Up!  Flock Together (item #126732), Postage Due (item #126397), Travel Journal Wheel (item# 126937)

Card Stock: Stampin’ Up! Whisper White, Marina Mist, Soft Suede and Pacific Point

Ink: Stampin’ Up! More Mustard, Marina Mist, So Saffron, Soft Suede, Pacific Point, Basic Black and Lucky Limeade

Accessories: Stampin’ Up! Sponge, postage stamp punch, Soft Suede and More Mustard Markers, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Big Shot Machine and Fancy Fan and Argyle Embossing Folders

On a 4.5″ x 2.5″ piece of Whisper White card stock I drug the Marina Mist ink pad directly across the card stock (Direct To Paper or DTP Technique).

Drug the So Saffron ink pad across the bottom of the card stock.

Drug the More Mustard ink pad lightly over the So Saffron.

Drug the Pacific Point ink pad very lightly over the left hand corner of the card stock.

Added just a bit of Lucky Limeade ink using DTP and the very edge of the ink pad.

Drug the Soft Suede ink pad across the very bottom of the card stock.

Stamped the quail using Basic Black ink.

Colored the wing in using a More Mustard and Soft Suede marker

Used the Travel Journal Wheel and Soft Suede ink along the top of the card stock.


Stamped the postage stamp from the Stampin’ Up! Postage Due set using Marina Mist ink on Whisper White card stock.  Punched it out using the Postage Punch.  Sponged Soft Suede ink around the edges.

Added a Marina Mist panel, Pacific Point panel embossed with the Fancy Fan embossing folder and a strip of Soft Suede card stock that has been embossed using the Argyle Embossing Folder.  The Soft Suede strip has also been cut so there is two sections.

Adhered the main image panel on to a Marina Mist panel.  Added the postage stamp.  Popped the main image panel up using Stampin Dimensionals.

Here is the finished card measuring 4.25″ x 5.5″.

May you be safe and warm with the one’s you love.

Until my next post. . . . . .

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Introducing Photopolymer by Stampin’ Up!

Always wanted to be a graphic designer?  My favorite part about design is typography. I adore type. There’s just something inherently beautiful about letterforms and what happens when you stack them to create different shapes and combine them to say different things.  So without further adieu, let me introduce you to the Designer Typeset Stamp Set. It’s based around a really great san serif font that will work well on just about any project. And then there are embellishments and shapes to take whatever you want to say to the next level. The possibilities are seriously endless.

I’ll admit, once you start playing around with the stamp set, you will have a hard time stopping!

But before we get too carried away, let’s get to talking about the benefits of photopolymer stamps. For those who are unfamiliar, let me point out a couple of things that are really cool.

First, they’re completely clear, making it oh-so-easy to stamp exactly where you want. They come unmounted, on an acetate sheet, and temporarily adhere to our clear blocks. Awesome!

Second, they are pliable. Want your arrow to shoot a certain way? No problem! Want your banner to have the perfect sag? Easy peasy! Being able to play with the shape gives you even more creative freedom.

So let’s get down to the nitty gritty. The Designer Typeset Stamp Sets in the online store starting now. So just click HERE to order yours today!


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THESE ARE DOWNLOADABLE ZIP FILES.  YOU DO NOT NEED MY  DIGITAL STUDIO TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE CLASS! After purchasing and downloading the class, open “Stampin’  Class–The Basics” folder and there will be six folders inside.  Click on each and enjoy!

PC Instructions
The files will be downloaded as archive files that you can then extract and save on your computer. When you click on the download link, an extraction program will automatically  launch. Choose the location where you would like to save the  files (be sure to note where you save them). Follow the  prompts on the extraction program, then navigate to the location where you saved the files. Click on the file and open.

Mac Instructions
When you click on the download link, the file will be mounted  as a drive. Once it is mounted, open the drive and drag and  drop the files to the location of your choice on your hard drive. The files can then be opened.


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One response to “Flock Together – Stampin’ Up! Card Tutorial #588

  1. great card. love the textures & colors.