Bye-bye Bird Banter

Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator Karen Robinson | Bye-bye Bird Banter

One of the stamp sets I was a little disappointed to see on the Retirement List was Bird Banter, this is such a fun set with those cheeky little birds and “punny” sentiments. This is now available while supplies last, so if it’s been on your must-have list, make sure to add it to your shopping basket soon before it’s gone for good!

I’ve had today’s project in mind for quite a while now and am glad I waited because I could get to play with the *new* 2018-2020 In Colors. This year’s colours are really fun and vibrant and are available to purchase as a set now. They were perfect to use for my colourful birds and I’m looking forward to having them for the next two years 🙂

Little Paper Party, Bird Banter, 2018 - 20 In Colors, #1

To create the backgrounds I stamped the birds in VersaMark ink randomly over Shimmer White cardstock, and heat embossed them in white using my Heat Tool.

I added a wash of colour using the ink pad lid and an aqua painter in Pineapple Punch, Grapefruit Grove and Call Me Clover. This is a quick and easy way to colour a background and after it’s dry you simply wipe over the embossed areas with a tissue/cloth to reveal the embossed outlines.

I did take a little extra care with the budgies as I wanted to add Lovely Lipstick to the hearts. The embossing really helps here as it keeps the colours inside the lines and stops them from mixing, perfect for what I wanted 🙂

After the backgrounds were completely dry I trimmed them to size and added a layer of Basic Black cardstock, to make the colours pop and added that to a Thick Whisper White card base.

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I stamped the birds and other images again on Shimmer White cardstock in Archival Black ink (retiring – available while supplies last) to colour with the same inks and a Blender Pen. I decided to use a clear block as a palette for all five colours, I found it easier to change between the colours this way and could add more ink quickly if needed.

After I’d finished colouring, I fussy cut all my images and ran a Basic Black Marker around the edges to cover the white cut edge which gives them a more finished look.

The sentiments were stamped on Whisper White cardstock and die cut with the label from the Magical Mates Framelits (retiring – available while supplies last). I popped these up with dimensionals and added the birds to them.

These were such a fun set of cards to make and I love how the new colours look, they coordinate beautifully 🙂 Often I have only one or two favourites in the new In Colors, but this year I like them all and am thrilled with how well they work together.

These fun, bright colours are available now to purchase only as a cost saving set (save 10%), you’ll have to wait until June to buy them individually, but who wants to pay full price if you don’t have to???

Cheers,
Karen

If you’d like to purchase any of the products I used today, please visit my Online Store. I’d love to be your Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator in Australia and remember to use May’s Host Code: A6AFKBBZ  when you shop with me to receive your Customer Rewards.

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