Pretty Birds Standing Box Card

I don’t know how many times, as a kid, I said ‘pretty bird’ to my parakeet always hoping that he would answer me back. No luck, he only ever chirped at me. I recently did a demonstration during an event with a demonstrator group, using the Pretty Birds stamp set and dies. I thought that the Standing Box Card Technique worked well with the Pretty Birds set.

I just love the bright new In Colors! This bird is done in Parakeet Party (fitting right?) and Granny Apple Green. There are 3 large parakeet images in this stamp set and this one has 2 different stamps to fill in the color, allowing a two tone bird.

For a printable instruction sheet click on the link below:

For the details on the bird, beak and feet, use Stampin’ Write Markers. I used Basic Gray for the feet and above the beak and Daffodil Delight for the beak.

TIP: Keep a matching colored marker handy when stamping the color fill images and swipe any white areas with the marker. Usually they line up fine but occasionally there is a bit of white still showing. Can you see where I added marker on this bird image?

I love the bright colors on the Butterfly Kisses Designer Series Paper that I used on this card. The whole paper stack is just so cheerful!

The Pretty Bird stamp set doesn’t have any greetings with it. For this card I used greetings from the Sweet Songbirds and Peaceful Deer sets.

If you’re loving these bright new In Colors as much as I am, and you aren’t already a demonstrator, now is the time to purchase a Starter Kit! You have until May 31 to get an extra $66 of In Color product with purchase of a Starter Kit. Check it out Now. Add the Pretty Birds stamp set and the Butterfly Kisses DSP to your Starter Kit order and create this card!

Click on the links below to purchase the products used in this card.  I have also included a link to the Pretty Birds Bundle which includes the die set. It wasn’t used in creating this card, but you’re going to want it too!
Pretty Birds Bundle


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