Free As A Bird CAS Friendship Card

by Joanne James20. April 2020 09:00


Today I'm sharing a card using the current sketch over at CAS Colours and Sketches:

I thought I'd tackling the tilted panel on this card and use up another piece of old patterned paper (non SU) that I found in my recent clear out that I thought would work with my Free As A Bird stamp set - take a look:


Here's the low-down on today's card:

I did keep things simple for today's card. I paired my patterned paper with a Seaside Spray cardstock base and added an edging with some Seaside Spray ribbon, split lengthways, then added some linnen thread tied in a bow before placing my stamped panel on top. Again, I stamped my image in Seaside Spray onto Very Vanilla and added a little extra colour using my blender pen, but for the most part used the image 'as stamped'. A simple tone-on-tone sentiment onto my cardbase completes the look.

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:


You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Today is officially the last day of the Easter holidays for the James Juniors and both are 'back to school', if only in the virtual sense, tomorrow. I chuckled when Ben's timetable arrived with the accompanying note to parents that went to great lengths to point out that we are 'distance learning' not 'home schooling' - if I'm not mistaken, there is more than a suggestion that the children should be getting on with it under their own steam. I'm not sure that Ben would even get to his desk for 9am under his own steam without the rush to join our daily commute, but I am encouraged that once I've managed to at least get him seated at his PC I might be able to crack on with some tasks of my own - maybe even a little crafting, so watch this space! Enjoy your day and I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!


Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Comments (6) -

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
4/20/2020 2:00:48 PM #

You had me at the birds....all of them...and then you made it BLUE!  Love this, so soft and pretty!

VickyUnited Kingdom
4/20/2020 4:12:52 PM #

Oh yes, you've totally nailed this Joanne! You had me at birds too and I didn't care what colour it was (although I do love this muted colour combination.) Vicky x

Donna Wakefield
Donna WakefieldUnited States
4/21/2020 1:34:20 PM #

Very lovely card. I always feel compelled to color the birds but I really like the soft blue you have used.

Patricia H
Patricia HUnited States
4/21/2020 9:47:06 PM #

Joanne, your card has a gorgeous vintage appeal to it.  The background paper works so well with the focal image and the color scheme you've chosen.  The string bow is a perfect finishing touch!  Thanks so much for sharing your card with us at CC&S!  Smile

YoonYoung Kim
YoonYoung KimKorea
4/23/2020 12:07:30 PM #

I love the scene of singing birds!! So elegant and beautiful!! Thank you for playing along with CC&S challenge!

Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
4/24/2020 8:11:46 PM #

Perfect choice of DSP. This is a lovely monochrome creation. Simple and sweet.

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