Free as a Bird ~ Vintage Thank you Card

Welcome back to my corner of the world

I was looking for a little vintage in today’s card and the sponging technique is one of the quickest and easiest ways to create this effect.

My stamp set is the Free as a Bird set, using one of the little birds, that lovely set of leaves (I am a bit of a softy for leaves!) and one of the 6 greetings in the set.  In fact this is a great set all around, with leaves, flowers, birds and greetings it gives you a fine choice to create cards for a variety of occasions.

Card base: 11 x 4 1/4 Rococo Rose Card ~ scored @ 5 1/2

Layer 1: 5 1/2 x 2 1/8 Sahara Sand Card

Layer 2:  1/8 x 2 Very Vanilla Card

Scraps of Very Vanilla and Sahara Sand Card

Ink Colors: Early Expresso and Sahara Sand

As I said sponging is a great ‘ vintaging’ effect, along with using Very Vanilla and Sahara Sand card and ink.  Check out my video on the Art of Sponging.

The bird is stamped onto a 2″   circle of Very Vanilla and layered onto 2 1/4 circle of Sahara Sand.  Although it does not really show very well the bird is colored in with Wink of Stella, liquid glitter.  A strip of the Rococo Rose Scalloped Ribbon is attached with 3 Mini Glue Dots and pulls everything together.

Click here to see another card using the Free as a Bird Stamp Set.

Hope you enjoy the card I shared today, and don’t forget be a subscriber on the blog and my YouTube channel so that you get all the projects!

If you want to create this card all the supplies are available 24/7 in my on-line store – just click a picture below and it will take you right there, just order what you need. Please use the  Host code at checkout so that I can send you a thank you for shopping with me.  (it is up there on the right just under the pink purse)

Thank you for choosing me to be your demonstrator – your orders mean so much to me 🙂


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