Bird Ballad pretty Handmade Floral Card created by UK Stampin' Up Demonstrator Sarah Phelan for Sarah's Stampin' Retreat using the Bird Ballad papers and the Parisian Beauty stamp set from Stampin' Up!

Good Morning Crafters!! I hope you’re getting a little sunshine where you are; I always feel that a little sunshine helps everything seem better! I’m loving seeing signs of spring around at the moment, so I thought that I’d use spring colours to create this gorgeous Handmade Floral card. I’ve combined the stamps from the Parisian Beauty stamp set with the Bird Ballad patterned paper.

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For today’s Sketch Sunday, I’ve decided to go with Freshly Made Sketches again. This is the sketch that makes up their sketch challenge this week, and the card is my interpretation of it. These kind of challenges are so much fun to do as it makes you step outside of your comfort zone to use new layouts.

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Tutorial – Bird Ballad Pretty Handmade Floral Card

To create your card blank, score and fold a 5 1/2″ x 11″ piece of Petal Pink Cardstock in half. Then, cut a Basic Black piece at 5 1/4″ square, and a further square of Petal Pink Cardstock measuring at 5 1/8″. These are your matts and layers.

Using Basic Gray ink and the text stamp from the Parisian Beauty Stamp set, stamp all over your Petal Pink layer, using second and third generation stamping (This is where you stamp onto a piece of scrap paper, then use the ink left on the stamp to stamp on your cardstock, creating a less bold effect).

Create a border of Pool Party cardstock and glue this down the right hand side of your Petal Pink square, then glue all of the layers onto your card.

Use the second biggest circle from the Stitched Shapes dies to cut two circles from the Bird Ballad patterned paper, and one from Petal Pink cardstock. Add these to your card, using glue for the two patterned pieces, and Stampin’ Dimensionals (foam pads) for the Petal Pink circle.

To complete the Petal Pink circle, fussy cut some branches and a bird from the Bird ballad paper, and arrange the branches around the outside of the circle, and then use Stampin’ Dimensionals to add the bird to the centre.

Stamp your sentiment from the Parisian Beauty stamp set in Memento Black ink onto Pool Party cardstock, then mount this onto a slightly bigger piece of Basic Black cardstock. Add the sentiment to your card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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Sarah Phelan, Independent UK Stampin’ Up Demonstrator

Sarah Phelan, Independent UK Stampin’ Up Demonstrator


8 thoughts on “Bird Ballad Pretty Handmade Floral Card – Sketch Sunday

  1. This is such a beautiful card! I just love that bird and the pretty paper! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

    1. Thanks Jen, I’m totally in love with that Bird Ballad paper, I can’t stop using it at the moment!

  2. Really beautiful card! I love the delicate flowers and your fussy cutting is perfect! Thank you for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches. Check out the winner post today!

    1. I can’t believe I won!! Thank you so much!! I had loads of fun making it and joining in your challenge!

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