Bird Ballad – Day 2 – Designer Series Paper

I have really enjoyed using the Bird Ballad Suite.  There is a stamp set, obviously, Designer Series Paper (DSP), a set of dies, trinket embellishments, ribbon and a tin and a set of cards and envelopes with detailed laser cut designs.  So many items to use and experiment with.  In my previous post I demonstrated a Fancy Fold and some of the DSP.  You can See that Post….

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For today’s post I’m going to share some DSP and tricks for using it in your projects.

Card No. 1

I wanted to show off some DSP as well as the bird stamp.  First the bird.  I stamped with Memento Ink then colored with Pool Party, Smoky Slate and Daffodil Delight stampin blends markers.  When the catalog goes live on June 4 everyone will be able to purchase So Saffron stampin blends and I can’t wait.

For the background I liked the birds flying on a background of pool party but wanted to add a little bit so that it coordinated better with my central image.  I again used my daffodil delight stampin blend markers and colored the bodies of the birds.  There is a bit of pool party on their heads as well.

By coloring the DSP it perfectly coordinates with the other two colors I used, smoky slate and so saffron.

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Card No. 2

Our DSP is so versatile.  You can use it as is, color it like I did here, snip it like I did in my previous post or sometimes even cut it out with framelits.  On this card I did all of those things.

The central image is cut from DSP with the new Stitched Nested framelits.  I also snipped out the flower images.

I made the background piece by stamping the leaf image all over the paper then using my pool party stampin blends to color around them.  Thanks Brian Kind for this technique.  You can see better here how I did this…

I was also able to add some vellum leaves underneath, a cute sentiment, a piece of the 3/8 very vanilla scalloped lace trim ribbon from the suite, and som 5/8 Organdy Striped Ribbon From the Perrenial Essence Suite.  One of the Bird Ballad trinkets works great with the sentiment too.

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Thanks for visiting my Site. My name is Lynn Kolcun and I'm a Stampin Up Demonstrator. I love being creative with paper and ink, learning new techniques and sharing my craft with you.

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  1. Beautiful cards, Lynn!! I love how you have showcased this sweet set!

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