The Stampin' Up! Designer Series Papers have amazing designs and some of the pages are artworks in their own right. These works of art need to be treated with care and I love to find greeting card or project designs that show it off. A while ago I saw a lovely tri-fold card by Ronda Wade that perfectly frames these miniature compositions. I played around with the dimensions and here's my version, featuring one of the pretty Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper pages...
Bundles: Free as a Bird Stamp Set + Stitched Nested Labels Dies (cling: 151123). Ink: Basic Gray Classic Stampin’ Pad (149165), Pool Party Classic Stampin’ Pad (147107). Stampin’ Blends: Daffodil Delight (144603), Calypso Coral (144045), Old Olive (144597), Petal Pink (147272), Crumb Cake (144601). Card/Paper: Pool Party (124391), Whisper White (106549), Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper (149592). Accessories: Bird Ballad Trinkets (149594), Linen Thread (104199), Dazzling Diamonds Stampin’ Glitter (133751). Tools: Fine-Tip Glue Pen (138309), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430).
Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper (149592) - $24.25
12 sheets of 12" x 12" patterned paper: 2 each of 6 double-sided designs
Want to know how the delicately drawn and coloured images in the Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper were developed? One of the illustrators from Stampin' Up! drew them and then they were then handed over to the concept art department where each image was coloured using Stampin' Blends. Next, the hand-coloured designs were scanned, edited, duplicated, fine-tuned and... voilà! We have this gorgeous Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper!
I finished this special friendship card with coordinating images from the Free as a Bird stamp set and the antique brass Bird Ballad Trinkets. The feature window in the front of the card was die-cut using the Stitched Nested Label Dies, which leaves a pretty stitched border. Don't throw away the piece that was die-cut out; re-use it on the inside of the card. These dies have faux-stitching on both sides of the cut line!
Just like the designs on the Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper, I too coloured the stamped birds with Stampin' Blends and then finished them with a touch of Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter to make them sing!
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