October Creative Prompt: Thank You (Free As A Bird)

by Kylie

Hi everyone, welcome to our Creative Prompt for October 2021. I’d love for you to play along with me.

How to join in…

I’ve created a thread on my Stampers Workshop Facebook page (it is pinned to the top of the page so you can always find it). I’d like to invite anyone who wants to share their take on the challenge to do so in the comments section of that post. You don’t need your own blog, just upload a photograph of your card directly into the comments. Please upload photographs only. Do not link to other blogs or websites. Regrettably, these will be removed. My hope is these Creative Prompts will inspire and challenge us all to create. I also hope that by sharing we can comment, support and encourage each other. I do hope you’ll join me.

Here’s the Creative Prompt…

I love this sketch design and it is one I have turned to again and again over many years. It is a very basic design but it always seems to work. I hope you’ll use it and love it too.

For my card, I decided to go with a rather simple and elegant design. The pretty birds on a branch from the Free As a Bird stamp set were calling my name to create with again. I stamped them in Tuxedo Black Memento on Basic White cardstock and then coloured them with Stampin’ Blends. This panel was then die-cut with the stitched scalloped die from the Scalloped Contours dies set. I love the frames in this set!

Next up, I created a card base from Thick Basic White cardstock. I adhered a panel of blue striped paper from the You’re A Peach Designer Series Paper pack. Such a pretty paper! I didn’t want the stripe across the middle of the card to be too distracting so decided to use some Vellum. It still looked a little plain so I ran it through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine in the Timber 3D Embossing Folder. I thought the tree texture would tie in nicely with the birds sitting on a branch look.

The sentiment was white heat embossed on a piece of Balmy Blue cardstock. This was die-cut using one of the dies from the Stitched So Sweetly die set – another of my go-to dies!

In assembling the card I popped up the centre panel using Stampin’ Dimensionals. I added a box of white Baker’s Twine and some clear epoxy dots. In case you were wondering, yes, I definitely did add a little shimmer to the card with some Wink of Stella.

Here’s the card…

If you are inspired by this Creative Prompt please pop on over to my Facebook page and share your card in the comment thread. I’ve pinned the prompt at the top of the page so it is easy to find. I respectfully ask that you only post a picture of your card and do not post to external sites.

I can’t wait to see what you all come up with! It’s such a fun sketch!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Hope you have a great day!

Happy Stamping, Kylie

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