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Today I am sharing a card that I designed for a recent Facebook Live demonstration. I have used the BIRDS & BRANCHES STAMP SET and coordinating BIRDS AND MORE DIES that are available in our 2020-2021 Annual Catalogue.  You can save yourself 10% when  you purchase these items together as a BUNDLE too!

Although I have owned this bundle for some time now, it isn't one of my most used however I am making the effort to use things that I haven't shown much love to that little bit more.  

For my card, I have strayed away from the birds, and focussed my attention on one of the very detailed dies which has been cut in BASIC BLACK CARDSTOCK and added to a scalloped circle from the LAYERING CIRCLE DIES.  

But, perhaps the most striking part of this card is that super bright background!  Believe it or not, that piece started as a plain old piece of BASIC WHITE CARDSTOCK!

I have added MAGENTA MADNESS INK to the white card with one of our new BLENDING BRUSHES (they come in a pack of 3).  These brushes are super soft and make ink blending such straightforward fun.  I have created an ombre look by adding more colour to the top of the card, and using less as I worked down the card.  (Watch the replay of the Facebook Live to see just how easy this is to do!)

Once coloured, I have run it through the STAMPIN' CUT AND EMBOSS MACHINE with the SUTBLE 3D EMBOSSING FOLDER to give it some more texture.  I have also splashed some black ink onto it using a BASIC BLACK STAMPIN WRITE MARKER PEN, one of my most favourite techniques!

To bring the centrepiece of this card together, I have taken my layered die cut circles, and before attaching to my card, I have layered some ribbon underneath (more lovely texture!).  Thank goodness for Stampin' Up!'s awesome colour coordinating products!

And to finish the card front, I have added some stamped flowers (from the BIRDS AND BRANCHES STAMP SET) that I have stamped with a MAGENTA MADNESS CLASSIC STAMPIN PAD and added some MATTE BLACK DOTS to the centres.  

The sentiment comes from the MOVING ALONG STAMP SET that is another handy one from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalogue!

And of course, there is more detail on the inside of this card!  I have added the same ink blending and flower design inside to bring it all together.  

As mentioned earlier, there is a video tutorial to follow (replay of a Facebook Live); just click the image below to watch the replay on my You Tube channel.  

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I have used the following products and tools to put this project together:
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Basic Tools


Everyone who shops with me will receive a handmade card to keep or share.  However, when shopping online, enter the Hostess Code below to receive a thank you gift from me in Febuary

If your order totals more than £150 please do not enter the Hostess Code. You will be entitled to Stampin' Rewards on your order meaning that you can add additional items to your order for FREE. I will still send you a thank you gift at the end of the month along with your handmade card to keep or share

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The gorgeous new January - June 2021 Mini Catalogue is now live and is jam packed with spring / summer themed products to inspire you!  

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This catalogue is perfect for beginner crafters and includes products that have been tailored to someone who wants to give card making a go!  

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The Annual Catalogue is brand new and full of exciting product!

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Annual Catalog 2020-2021

Right now, Stampin' Up! are offering £130 of product of your choice for just £99 PLUS 5 FREE packs of Designer Series Papers (worth £50) throughout January and February 2021

The Starter Kit can be designed by you and include any products that are currently on sale.  Other perks of purchasing your products this way also include:
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Thanks so much for reading today's blog post, I hope you come back soon.

Have a great day!


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