Thursday, April 30, 2020

Stampin' Up! Free as a Bird Friendship Card for the Happy Inkin' Thursday Blog Hop

Welcome to the Happy Inkin' Thursday blog hop. This week we have a color challenge and I used the Free As a Bird Stamp Set to create my card.

Here are the colors that we’re using this week:
Image may contain: text

Measurements, instructions and a partial list of supplies can be found at the end of my post. I'm entering my card in the Tic Tac Toe Challenge - TTTC062 and I've gone down the center.

My card base is Bermuda Bay Cardstock. The 1" piece is dry embossed with the Ornate Floral 3D EF. The front art piece is cut from a pattern in the Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper. I sponged over the Pool Party color with Bermuda Bay and I colored the birds with my Grapefruit Grove Stamp N Write Marker.  The double bow is the Grapefruit Grove twine from the Nature's Twine Pack. 

I cut an oval from the reverse side of this pattern and adhered the scalloped oval to it with 1/2 Dimensionals. My team mate, Julie, loves birds...but not 1/2 Dimensionals! The dies I used are from the Layering Ovals set. The sentiment is stamped in Grapefruit Grove ink using a stamp from Free As a Bird. I am going to miss that color when it retires this year.

On to the inside...

There's the Daffodil Delight color! and you see the reverse side of the front pattern. This idea came from Jessica Taylor's "how to show off both sides of your pretty paper", isn't it? I posted two cards earlier using this technique.

Using the bird image stamp and Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, I colored all but one bird with my Light and Dark Daffodil Delight Blends. I wanted one bird to really stand out so I colored her in Light and Dark Bermuda Bay Blends. I colored her feet and beak with the Grapefruit Grove marker. I chose not to color the branch because I wanted the birds to be more dominant. The sentiment is, again, from the Free as a Bird set and stamped in GG.

Ready to hop? Click the button below to hop over to see what Eva Dobilas has created today. Or if you prefer, you can click on the listed team members involved in the hop today. Thank you so much for stopping by today.

Karen Finkle - you are here!

Measurements and Instructions:

Card Base: 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored and folded at 4 1/4"; then cut off 3 1/4" and save that piece for another card! Now you can emboss the 1" portion that remains!

DSP: 5 1/4" x 4"; adhere it to the back of the 1" portion

Inside panel: 5 1/4" x 4"

Partial List of Supplies:


  1. Very pretty Karen :) I'm going to miss this DSP

  2. I like this Karen. Of course, that bird paper is just wonderful.

  3. So sweet! I love how you colored the DSP and so glad to see these little birds today!

  4. Very pretty!! Love this paper and what a fun-fold!! :)

  5. I love a fun fun-fold and this is it! Great use of the colors. TFS

  6. Pretty card Karen! Love that paper too! :)

  7. These papers are my favorite and what a beautiful card you created with them!! Love it!!

  8. Karen, Pretty card and great take on the Tic Tac Toe board center row down. Those little birds are so adorable. So happy you joined us over at Tic Tac Toe challenge this week.

  9. Lovely job of showcasing this beautiful DSP! I love the colored birds on the inside of the card - i love decorating the inside! Thanks you so much for playing along with the Tic Tac Toe Challenge this week! XX, Shannon

    1. Thank you, Shannon. Decorating the inside is fun for me but figuring out the sentiment I'll use is more difficult.


Creative Creases Challenge #72 - Anything Goes with a Fun Fold

Hello peeps! It's another every other Friday Fun Fold at Creative Creases . I know we are doing fun folds with calendars from Taylored E...