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Stampin’ Up! Best Birds for Happy Inkin’ Thursday

Happy Inkin' Thursday

It’s Thursday again!  Wow, the weeks roll around quickly, don’t they?  I used the Stampin’ Up! Best Birds Bundle for my share today.  This set is found in the Annual Catalog, but it is new to me.  I have had it for a few months, but have just not gotten around to using it.  Crazy, right?  Besides saving 10% when you order the Best Birds and Birds & Blooms Thinlets Dies, the stamps are photopolymer, which are my favorite style of stamps to work with!

Here is our color challenge this week:

Best Birds Color challenge

And, my card:

Best Birds


The branches from Best Birds, were stamped in Early Expresso ink on a panel of Shimmery White card stock.  Next, I stamped the bird image on another panel of Shimmery White and began to color it with a blender pen and Peekaboo Peach, then some Bermuda Bay.  When I was finished coloring, I used the Birds & Blooms Thinlets Dies to cut out the branches and the bird.  I stamped the single flower and the flower and blossom images in Early Expresso onto a panel of Peekaboo Peach and die cut them, also.


Best Birds

The background stamp is also from Best Birds, and was stamped in Early Expresso on Shimmery White card stock. I actually stamped it off two times before stamping on the art panel because I did not want it to overpower the scene. The top two branches were adhered to the art panel with liquid glue and the bird and his branch were popped on with dimensionals.  I stamped the sentiment onto a panel of Peekaboo Peach in Early Expresso and die cut it with one of the Popcorn Box Thinlets Dies.  One extra banner was cut with Early Expresso card stock to add behind the sentiment banner.  

Best Birds

I stamped the other bird image from Best Birds first in Early Expresso ink, then filled in as before quickly blending some Peekaboo Peach and Bermuda Bay inks over his body.  

A complete list of supplies as well as card stock cuts for this card may be found at the end of my post.  


And now, time to hop on over to see what Kristi has created for us today! 

Happy Inkin' Thursday


The Happy Inkin’ Thursday Team:

Amy Koenders

Shelagh Freemantle

Mary Deatherage

Jari Francis (you are here)

Kristi Gray

Jaimie Babarczy 


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Card Stock Cuts in inches:

Bermuda Bay card stock base 5 1/2 x 8 1/2; scored at 4 1/4

Early Expresso panel on front 5 14 x 4, for the banner 2 x 1 1/4; for the inside panel 5 1/4 x 4

Shimmery White Card Stock for art panel 5 1/8 x 3 7/8; for the bird 3 x 2 1/4; for the branches 4 1/4 x 4 

Peekaboo Peach for banner 2 x 1 1/4; for the flowers 3 x 3/4


Stampin’ Up! Products used to create this card:


Blender Pens


Big Shot


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Thanks for joining us today for our Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!  Hope to see you next time…….