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.