Lovely Lace Friendship card using Free As A Bird by Stampin' Up!

The new challenge at Cardz 4 Galz is “Wings,” hosted by Lynda. This is always a favorite theme of mine! I recently realized that I really want a sign of “life” on my cards and what could be better than any critter with wings! The new Free As A Bird stamp set has been tremendously popular! It has a great suite of products, one of which is the Bird Ballad Laser-Cut Cards & Tin. These laser-cut card bases are stunning, so I decided to use them but in a little different way to make a pretty gate fold card!


Lovely Lace Friendship card using Free As A Bird by Stampin' Up!



My Secrets to Making This Bird Ballad Project

  • This card started by taking two of the Bird Ballad Laser-Cut cards and trimming the inside card  just a tiny bit to make the two laser-cut layers overlap easily. Then, they were adhered together.
  • Once that was done, I stamped the birds stamp onto Very Vanilla and colored it with Stampin’ Blends. It was then cropped out with the oval die.
  • For the inside, I stamped the sentiment with the sweet little bird from Botanical Bird stamp set and cropped it out with an oval die that was smaller than the oval for the card front. By doing this, I was sure that it would be well hidden when the card was closed.
  • The inside just needed a little “somethin’ somethin'” and I had just received the Stitched Lace Die. Love it! So, I cropped Very Vanilla cardstock with it and layered it onto the card base. Then, the sentiment was adhered on top.
  • When assembling the card front, I wanted the lace not to have anything permanently adhered to it, so I made the front focal image into a belly band. The new Come to Gather Ribbon (available in the upcoming Holiday Catalog) was adhered to the back of the stamped oval, then another oval was cut and adhered to cover the ribbon.


Product Spotlight: Bird Ballad Laser-Cut Cards & Tin

The Bird Ballad Laser-Cut Cards & Tin includes lacy laser-cut cards ready for your finishing touches in a lovely storage tin. Add labels you create using your favorite stamp set and dies or punches.
12 laser-cut Very Vanilla card bases and 12 Very Vanilla envelopes.
Folded card: 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ (14 x 10.8 cm).
Envelope: 5-3/4″ x 4-1/2″ (14.6 x 11.4 cm).
Store them in the printed Petal Pink and gold tin: 7-1/8″ x 5-9/16″ x 1-5/8″ (18.1 x 14.1 x 4.1 cm).



Product List

Pink Pirouette Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack

Pink Pirouette Stampin’ Blends Markers Combo Pack



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