Free As A Bird Card Ideas for Stamp Review Crew from Mitosu Crafts
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Free As A Bird Stamp Review Crew

Hi, it’s Jay here sharing project ideas for the Stamp Review Crew blog hop with the Free As A Bird Stamp Set.

Welcome to the Stamp Review Crew blog hop! We are a group of Stampin’ Up! independent demonstrators sharing project ideas with one particular stamp set every 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month.

Stamp Review Crew blog hop for Stampin' Up! project inspirations

You are currently at Mitosu Crafts with me Jay Soriano. If you’re following the hop already, you would have arrived here from Jaxx Crafty Creations by our new member, the super talented Jackie Aitken. You can continue along the hop by clicking the ‘Next Blog’ button at the end of this blog post.

Free As A Bird Stamp Set

The Free As A Bird stamp set consists of 12 CLING red rubber designs from the 2019-2020 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue. There are six sentiments and six images in this set which comes as a BUNDLE with the Stitched Nested Labels Dies until June 2020.

I created three projects for today’s hop from simple stamping to an intricate card with watercolor pencils for different levels of paper crafters.

#simplestamping Floral Card

Free As A Bird #simplestamping Floral Card for Stamp Review Crew from Mitosu Crafts

For this #simplestamping card I concentrated on the large flower design instead of the birds. I decided to not have fussy cutting, making use of the 1″ Circle Punch instead and added a scrap of Bird Ballad DSP as well as a strip of Scalloped Lace Trim Ribbon.

The flowers were stamped on Whisper White card in Tuxedo Black then coloured with Daffodil Delight Watercolor Pencil. I also used Dark Night of Navy Stampin’ Blends to colour the background before punching.

The leaves were stamped on the cardbase in second generation Smoky Slate ink. I adhered the strip of Bird Ballad DSP then added the flower trio with Multipurpose Liquid Glue. The strip of Scalloped Lace Trim was stuck with Mini Glue Dots and then the Coastal Cabana card sentiment with Dimensionals. The card was finished with the Rhinestone Basic Jewels in the flower centres.

Best of Friends with Stampin’ Blends

Free As A Bird Best of Friends Card for Stamp Review Crew from Mitosu Crafts

For this 2nd card, I used the co-ordinating Stitched Nested Labels Dies from the BUNDLE for the topper and the new Bricks & Mortar 3D Embossing Folder for the background.

The new Bricks & Mortar Embossing Folder is thinner than the old Dynamic Folders so will need the 3D Embossing Plate or a few card for shims for your sandwich. Whilst waiting for our plate, my sandwich was; Base Platform, 3D Embossing Folder, Thick Card Shim (about 1/6″) and Standard Cutting Plate.

I used the Marker to Stamp technique to selectively apply ink only to the areas I wanted to stamp, the two birds on the branch. After die cutting with the Stitched Nested Labels Die, I coloured the topper with the following Stampin’ Blends Markers: Combo Pool Party, Light Calypso Coral, Light Old Olive, Combo Smoky Slate and Light Crumb Cake.

Free As A Bird Best of Friends Card for Stamp Review Crew from Mitosu Crafts

I embossed the card mat first before stamping the leaves in Smoky Slate. A strip of Old Olive card was adhered across with Multipurpose Liquid Glue. Before adding the topper with Dimensionals, I pierced a hole on the left to feed through the Nature’s Twine and create a bow. The sentiment was stamped then snipped shorter to finish the card.

Hello Blue Bird with Watercolor Pencils

Hello Free As A Bird with Watercolor Pencils for Stamp Review Crew from Mitosu Crafts

For my final card, I got carried away with colouring using the Watercolor Pencils. I do enjoy colouring and these pencils are great to work with. You can spread the colours with Aqua Painters and even erase or add highlights with a rubber.

I placed the 3 flower designs on a block and stamped on Soft Sea Foam card with Versamark. The Watercolor Pencils I used from the set were Pacific Point and Old Olive. I also added the white dots for the flower centres using the Chalk Marker.

For the topper, I used the Stitched Nested Label Die again then embossed with the Layered Leaves design. I added a strip of Very Vanilla card and Scalloped Lace Trim before adding the fussy cut bird and leaves. These images were also coloured with the Watercolor Pencils in Pacific Point, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive and Basic Black. To finish the card, I added the die cut sentiment, strands of Nature’s Twine for the bow and sequins to compliment the bird’s beak.

Make sure you hop all the way around to see the crew’s creative projects using the Free As A Bird Stamp Set. Don’t forget to come back and order any Stampin’ Up! products online from Mitosu Crafts or from your local Stamp Review Crew Design Team

Thanks again for stopping by. Until next time, BYEEEEE!

Jay from Mitosu Crafts Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

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  • Dawn Tidd

    Wonderful cards, Jay! I love that you gave different skill levels. And that third card is absolutely amazing…the coloring is out of the world!!

  • Penny Hanuszak

    Jay I love your clean and simple designs because they have such impact whethere through element placement or a pop of colour, they’re brilliant! Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring with your cards on this hop. All are totally beautiful.

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