Wow – 1st of July!!! I’m actually not sure where the first 6 months of 2019 went, but welcome to the second half of the year!!!
I’m starting July with a fabulous blog hop with my Stamp Review Crew friends. Today we’re showing you projects made with the Free as a Bird stamp set. I’ve also used the coordinating Stitched Nested Label Dies that come with this set in a bundle.
As I got this post ready, I realised that although this style of fancy fold has been my favourite over the last month, I’m yet to share any with you! I’ve been flat out making Pull Tab Cards – a condensed version of a waterfall card. Thanks to Jan B and Dawn Griffiths for their tutorial videos.
This card has a different orientation than the tutorial videos – with the pull tab at the top.
When you pull the tab at the top, the nested label flips over to reveal the panel underneath.
The birds and sentiment are heat embossed in black for a lucious black line and then coloured with Stampin’ Blends. You need to be a touch careful going over the black embossing as the black lifts a little, but overall it’s a great effect.
The background panel looks like DSP – but was actually hand stamped by me! I stamped the flowers and leaves in Memento ink and then coloured with Blends. This is what it looked like before I applied it to my card.
I’ve finished the card with the same stamping on the inside.
As I’ve mentioned before, when a card has such a strong identity with a suite – especially when it has a coordinating DSP – I love to change it up and give the stamp set a fresh look. The colour palette for this card is one of my current favourites – Rococo Rose, Pretty Peacock, Seaside Spray, Blushing Bride and Smoky Slate.
There’s lots more amazing stamping on this hop. For your next bout of inspiration, please keep hopping to visit my gorgeous friend Jackie Aitken. Jackie is one of our newest crew members and we are so lucky to have her on board!!
Thanks for hopping with us! Happy stamping x