Do you ever have a card that you just love once it’s done? The card that I am sharing today is one of those. It started with a scrap piece of Pale Papaya cardstock. It was laying on my table and I had pulled out some bird stamps that are retiring soon. Of course, I ruined that first piece of paper with ink smudges, but I really liked the way the birds looked stamped onto the Pale Papaya, so I started over with a fresh piece of cardstock.
I wanted to keep this card simple, with no coloring, but I wanted the edges of the Pale Papaya paper to have some texture so I die cut the edges with the Stitched With Whimsy Dies and then fussy cut around the edge. There isn’t a die in the Stitched With Whimsy set that was the perfect size for my birds so I cut it once and then ran it through a second time with the die on the bottom edge only. If you look closely you can see the stitching going down at the bottom corners. The designer paper in the background is from the Neutrals DSP Pack. Each year these paper packs have different designs. They are available in each of the color families plus the 2 In-Color groups. They are usually found at the very end of the designer paper pages in the catalog, and are easily overlooked.
The Hearth & Home Doily added a bit more interested. The ribbon across the whole card is Pale Papaya, while the short pieces are the Fine Art Ribbon. The Fine Art Ribbon is just two short pieces cut at an angle and attached with Stampin’ Seal Plus. The bird panel is popped up with dimensionals. To finish the card off, I added three Champagne Rhinestones above the Hello greeting.
I’m just tickled pink with the way this card turned out! I hope that you liked it too. Be sure to order the Free As A Bird stamp set before it retires.