Sunday, June 30, 2019

Stamp Review Crew - Free As A Bird

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Hello Peaches! I'm here to participate in another fun blog hop with The Stamp Review Crew! If you're not familiar with The Stamp Review Crew , they are a group of very talented international Stampin' Up! demonstrators who get together on the first and third Monday of each month to bring you all kinds of delicious inspiration that features a different stamp set each new Monday. 

The blog hops are archived at The Stamp Review Crew blog and you'll be able to click through the hops at any time, going directly to the posts as you wish for any of the hops. Just click on the banner of this post to go to the master blog roll for this hop also. If you have already started the hop, you will have come from the lovely and creative Bronwyn Eastley.


For this hop, we are featuring the Free As A Bird Bundle from the Bird Ballad Suite of products. I have made quite a few cards and projects with this stamps set because it's such a beautiful and versatile set. 

I went for a bold look so the natural choice for me was to use the brand new Incolor Pretty Peacock Cardstock  for my base panel. I also thought that Petal Pink would compliment the peacock color so I used a bit of the Petal Pink patterned paper from the Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper (DSP).

  I wanted to add a little bit of extra texture so I roughed up the edges of the stitched die cut edges. It's super easy and if you've never done it before, here's how you do it:
  1. Take your Paper Snips and run them back and fourth along the area that you'd like to rough up. You're essentially breaking down the fibers in the paper.
  2. Once the paper is more "pliable" you can feel the layers apart for a more textured look, super simple! 

I made a second bonus card with this set, only this time I went with a softer look. Here's a close-up of the finished product:


Well, those are my cards for today's hop! Thanks so much for hopping along! Your next stop is my lovely and talented crafty friend Stesha Bloodhart! Check out her gorgeous blog and projects!


Thanks so much for stopping by and I'll see you next post!
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  1. I could never decide on a favorite of these two! I love the two looks you gave for the adorable birds!

  2. Beautiful examples and I love the distressed edges on the DSP.

  3. Beautiful cards! I am so loving the Pretty Peacock color. The embossed background is perfect for this set!

  4. Beautiful card Lauren! Love the layout and the level of detail in your card!! Kelly x

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