Bird Ballad – Stampin’ Blends ‘Z’ Fold

By | August 14, 2019

Hi there

Today I have the second card I created with the Free As A Bird stamp set.  This time my colouring method is with our Stampin’ Blends.  There are now 36 colours available – in light and dark plus Bronze and Ivory.  Check out page 179 of the Annual Catalogue to see the colour selection.

This card was a bit harder to photograph closed so I had to use temporary adhesive to keep it shut while I took the photo:).  It’s a simple ‘Z’ fold card and works perfectly with the stamped image.  Start with a card base that has been cut to 10.5cm x 29.6cm.  Score along the long side at 7.4cm and 14.8cm.  Fold in half at the 14.8cm score line then fold the card back on itself at the 7.4cm score line to create a ‘Z’.  I made a similar card here which shows the ‘Z’ fold a bit more.

This ‘Z’ card is a bit different to the one I linked to above in that it has the image ‘cantilevered’ from the card base.  The birds have all been coloured in with Daffodil Delight light and dark blends.  For some I used the Colour Lifter to remove some of the colour for extra shading.  The branch is light Soft Suede, the flowers are light and dark Calypso Coral and the leaves are a mix of Old Olive and Granny Apple Green – both light.  The beaks of the birds are light Cajun Craze.

To create the black mat I did the same process as mentioned in yesterday’s post other than I left a wider outer border.  As the image sits inside the mat I needed to create backing so I traced the die cut frame and created a solid backing.  The sentiment is from Colourful Seasons on page 56 of the Annual Catalogue and has been stamped in Memento Black.  I added some Fine Tip Glue to the flowers for a bit of height as the image is only one layer.

Check back tomorrow for the final Free As A Bird card.

Until then …

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