This is a card I did for a recent challenge on Stampin’ Connection, an online plethera of info for Stampin’ Up! demonstrators. They gave me a sketch and this is what I came up with.
The bird is from my current favorite stamp set in the Occassions Mini catalog, Nature Walk. I don’t know much about birds other than they make me happy so I am not limited in what color I choose to color them. I think this particular bird looks great in Baja Breeze (altho–stay tuned—I also thought he looked great in Bravo Burgandy and am featuring that bird in an upcoming class!). The background is made using En Francais and the Medallion stamp–two of my go-to stamps. “Decaf” them (stamp off) and you get this subtle look—you don’t really notice it but if it wasn’t there–you would miss it! (So many things in life are like that, don’t you think?!). I used the BS (Big SHot!) to cut the “top Note” die AND emboss the Baja CS with the Antique Wallpaper folder. Yup–you can CUT and EMBOSS with that baby!!
FInally, I finished it off with scrunched up seam binding. SU carries the seam binding in a bunch of colors now and if I could have my way, it would come in EVERY color. LOVE, LOVE,LOVE that stuff!! I think I love it so much because it hangs so pretty every time—and you can give it that shabby look you sometimes have to do because you dropped a stamp pad on your card whe you were almost done (admit it–it has happened to you too!)! To get this particular look, you need to spritz the seam binding. While you can use water, I choose Stampin’ Mist because you might as well make it smell good too! Once you have spritzed, you scrunch up the binding and let it dry. Then you just adhere it down. I used snail here. Then I just prettied it up with an antique brad. Voila!
If you are interested in finding out more, contact me and I would be happy to help out!