Autumn Card with Free As A Bird for Hand Stamped Sentiments

Autumn All Occasion Card Featuring Free As A Bird by Stampin' Up!


I hope you are ready for a new challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments. You will love the creativity of this color combination and will want to use it again and again. When you do, make sure you submit it to our gallery while it’s running! The design team made some gorgeous inspiration to get your creative juices going, so make sure you go and take a look! If you have come to my blog before, you will certainly know that I love birds and the Free As A Bird stamp set is always at my fingertips! Making a card for Autumn was so much fun and very easy with the new Come to Gather design paper in the new Holiday Catalog.


Autumn All Occasion Card Featuring Free As A Bird by Stampin' Up!


My Secrets to Making This Free As A Bird Project

  • This card started with choosing, cutting the designer paper and cardstocks. Then, the Decorative Ribbon Border Punch was used to cut Pretty Peacock scrap cardstock for the top and bottom of the middle panel.
  • Now, the focal image was stamped twice. The first one was cut with the Layering Circle dies. The second one was colored with Stampin’ Blends (listed below) then fussy cut. I used my tool to round out the edges and a bone folder to curl the tail just a bit.
  • Terracotta Tile cardstock was cut to layer under the bird layer, then Mint Macaron was cut to complete the focal image.
  • The last color that I needed to add to my card for the color challenge was Grapefruit Grove. This could have been done in a few different ways, but since I was intent on an Autumn card, I went with leaves. These leaves were made by applying Mint Macaron and Grapefruit Grove inks and water onto watercolor paper, drying with my heat tool, then cutting it with the small leaf die from Seasonal Layers dies.
  • The sentiment was heat embossed onto the the Tag & Feather Elements with Pretty Peacock ink and clear embossing powder, then layered onto the second feather element before gluing to the card base.
  • I layered the card with linen thread as my finishing touch.


Product Spotlight: Free As A Bird Stamp Set

Ooooh, the birds in the Free As A Bird Stamp Set are so cuuuute! Send them to all your friends because they deserve it. Also available in French.



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  1. Absolutely love this stamp set and your card! Love how you used the gingham background with the feathers. So many wonderful layers and elements. Thanks for being part of the Hand Stamped Sentiments design team!

  2. Your little leaves are adorable with the cute bird. Rockin the bird coloring, too!

  3. A lovely design to your pretty creation, many thanks for joining in with our ‘Trees and Leaves’ theme at Allsorts challenge.

    B x

  4. Lovely and beautiful card.
    Thank you for sharing over at Allsorts “trees and leaves”- week;-))m

  5. This is so lovely. I love the subtle leaves against the dark paper and the bird is so sweet. Love Dawn x

  6. Beautiful card, I love everything about it.
    Thank you for sharing with us at My Time to Craft, and hope you can join us again soon ~ Janice DT

  7. Thank you for joining us at Allsorts with your lovely creation!

  8. This is a really lovely card and colour palette. Thank you for joining the Dream Valley “things with wings” challenge.


  9. What a beautiful card. Love the stamped image you used and colored. I also like the elements you used around the card leaves and the feather is just perfect. Great card for our challenge. Thank you for joining our challenge at International Art & Soul.
    Debbie DT member

  10. What a pretty design. I love the soft feel of the bird and the floral arrangement against the fabulous teal background.

    Thank you for sharing in our Things With Wings challenge.

    Dream Valley

  11. I just got the bird set last week and not had time to use but I love this card and now need to try it—thanks for sharing and showing!

  12. A wonderful card.
    Thank you for joining us at MOO MANIA & MORE

  13. Gorgeous , a wonderful card! Speaks to me!!!
    Thank you for joinong us at Moo Mania & More!

  14. Thank You so much for sharing the wonderful cards that you create!
    I really enjoy them.
    Sarah K.

  15. Eine schöne Ausarbeitung für das MooMania Thema DANKBARKEIT…
    …liebe Grüße aus Augsburg von Heidrun

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