Free as a Bird

Painting with Bleach-Free as a Bird

Bleach painting

I recently had bleach out to create my bleached snowflake card found HERE.

While it was out, I decided to try painting with it using a Water Painter

I combined it with the sweet bird image found in the stamp set Free as a Bird.

I really like how it turned out!

Here's how:

 

  1. Pour a small amount of bleach into a container.
  2. Stamp image from Free as a Bird on Early Espresso card stock using Versamark. Heat emboss using heat tool and white embossing powder.
  3. Color inside the embossing using bleach and a small paint brush or Aqua Painter. Set aside to let the bleach do its thing.
  4. Attach to Crumb Cake mat. Attach to Whisper White card base.   Stamp greeting using Early Espresso ink and the Stamparatus.

Stamp Set: Free as a Bird

Ink: Versamark, Early Espresso

Paper: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso

Accessories: small paint brush or Water Painter, bleach, Embossing Buddy, heat tool, white embossing powder, Stamparatus

 

Happy Stampin'!

5 Minute Designer Series Paper Cards

Do you ever need quick and easy 5 minute cards?

Here are some ideas using various designer series paper and the stitched rectangle dies.

The possibilities are endless!

You can add a greeting and other embellishments I like did with these 2 cards.

DSPMade with Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper.

Greeting and butterflies are from Butterfly Gala.

DSP 1Made with Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper.

Greeting is from Free as a Bird.

Or, you can leave off a greeting and let the designer paper due the heavy lifting like I did with these 3 cards.

Peaceful poppies easy DSPMade with Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper.

 

DSPMade with Best Dressed Designer Series Paper.

 

DSPMade with Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper.

Here's how:

  1. Cut center out of designer series paper card front using the Big Shot and Stitched Rectangle Die.  Cut mat rectangle out of coordinating card stock.  Attach together.
  2. Attach card front to coordinating mat.  Attach to card base.
  3.  Attach rectangle cut-out, matching the design on the card front.  Use Dimensionals to pop it up.
  4.  Option: Add greeting and embellishments if desired.

 

Please remember, all of these designer series papers are retiring and will be available while supplies last or until June 2.

 

 

Happy Stampin'!

March Nacho Average Sketch Challenge-Peaceful Poppies and Bird Ballad DSP

Nacho Average Challenge

My Upline, Tammy Fite, posted this sketch challenge for her Nacho Average downline members for March. 

I usually don't go searching for online challenges to participate in, but this one coming from my Upline, I knew I wanted to participate.

It can often help to have a challenge to get the creative juices flowing.

Here are the cards I came up for this challenge.

I wanted to use the scraps of paper I had on my work table.

As it happened, I had pieces of Peaceful Poppies and Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper left over from various projects.

I decided to let the DSP do the heavy lifting for me!

Nacho Challenge

I really like the bright poppy watercolor design found in Peaceful Poppies DSP.  Spring just jumps off the paper!

For this card, I simply cut a piece of the DSP into a square using the Big Shot and one of the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies.  I then made a Flirty Flamingo frame to go around it by nesting two of the dies and popping it up with Mini Dimensionals.

I embossed the Old Olive piece using the Big Shot and Subtles Embossing Folder.

The greeting is from Itty Bitty Greetings, stamped in Rich Razzleberry using the Stamparatus.

I added some Rich Razzleberry enamel dots out of my stash to complete.

Nacho ChallengeHere's another take on the sketch I made using scraps of Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper.

This paper just makes me smile!

I used the Stitched Shapes and Stitched Rectangle Dies to cut out the paper for easy layering.

Then, the pieces left over from the card above where used to create this card.

One sketch morphed into three cards!

Easy, peasy!

Bird Ballad

Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper

Peaceful poppies designer series paper

Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper

Bird Ballad DSP

Supplies Used:

Peaceful Poppies Card:

Stamp Set: Itty Bitty Greetings

Ink: Rich Razzleberry

Paper:  Whisper White, Old Olive, Flirty Flamingo, Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper

Accessories: Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Dies, Subtles Embossing Folder, Mini Dimensionals, enamel dots, Stamparatus

Bird Ballad Cards

Stamp Set: Itty Bitty Greetings

Ink: Soft Suede

Paper: So Saffron, Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper

Accessories: Big Shot, Stitched Shapes and Stitched Rectangle Dies, Subtles Embossing Folder, Mini Dimensionals, Metallic Pearls, Stamparatus

Happy Stampin'!

Free as a Bird Tunnel Card with Free Tutorial

Free as a Bird Tunnel Card

Life as we know it has certainly changed over the last few days.

We are being encouraged to stay home while the Corona Virus runs its course.

This would be a great time to do a little stamping, don't you agree?

Get out the stamps, ink, and paper for a little mental well-being!

I'm here to give you some ideas for fun, creative projects!

How about trying this easy Free as a Bird Tunnel Card?

Change up the paper and stamps, and the possibilities are endless!

I have a FREE tutorial in a pdf format available to you.

Simply add your name to my mailing list using the Sign Up Box located in the upper right-hand corner of this page.

You'll receive the link to the tutorial in a copy of my March Newsletter which will be e mailed to you.

You'll also receive a FREE "Adhesives 101" tutorial as my gift to you.

It's just that easy!

Stay healthy and safe.

Anne

 

Happy Stampin'!

Free as a Bird Triple Easel Card with Free Tutorial

Triple Easel card open closedFree as a Bird Triple Easel card, closed and opened

Life as we know it has certainly changed over the last few days.

We are being encouraged to stay home while the Corona Virus runs its course.

This would be a great time to do a little stamping, don't you agree?

Get out the stamps, ink, and paper for a little mental well-being!

I'm here to give you some ideas for fun, creative projects!

How about trying this easy Free as a Bird Triple Easel card?

Change up the paper and stamps, and the possibilities are endless!

I have a FREE tutorial in a pdf format available to you.

Simply add your name to my mailing list using the Sign Up Box located in the upper right-hand corner of this page.

You'll receive the link to the tutorial in a copy of my March Newsletter which will be e mailed to you.

You'll also receive a FREE "Adhesives 101" tutorial as my gift to you.

It's just that easy!

Stay healthy and safe.

Anne

 

Happy Stampin'!