Free As A Bird

Stampin Up Free As A Bird

Free As a Bird is a stamp set that is in the Stampin’ Up!® 2020/2021 Annual Catalog.  It is such a cute set with multiple bird images, leaves, flowers and sentiments.  I love the little birds on the branch and decided to use them as the basis of my card.

I first stamped the birds in Memento Black Ink and then colored them with So Saffron, Smoky Slate, Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight and Just Jade Stampin Blends.  I am not a very good artist and was never a good colorer but Blends make it a lot easier because they blend so well together so you can shade and you don’t see lines.  I decided to use Designer Series Paper called Flowers Forever for the backdrop.  I punched the flags (or banners) out using the Banners Pick A Punch.  As I was starting to layer it all, I decided to stamp the leaves using Just Jade ink on the Just Jade card base to add a little texture.

Last week was a crazy week for me.  Rob and I went to Alabama to see my son and his family.  Emy is now 3 1/2 (that half is very important to her) and Jackson is 6 weeks old.  What a different 6 weeks make.  He has lost that newborn look and seems to have grown a lot since we saw him after his birth.  Emy is handling the new addition to the family pretty well now.  She didn’t want a brother.  She wanted a sister and tried to get her parents to exchange him.  I guess she has accepted that there are no returns on a baby.


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2 thoughts on “Free As A Bird

  1. Wonderful card Susan. I like the coloring, layout and theme. what a cute picture. Emy is so funny. I suspect she will enjoy having a brother when he gets a little older.


  2. This is lovely, Susan! I love the stamped leaves on the base layer, and your coloring is awesome! What a great picture of the kids. It’s hilarious that Emy wanted a trade-in. Tell her that little brothers are pretty cool, though!


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