Create this pretty birthday card with the free Sale-a-bration Friendly Hello stamp set from Stampin' Up! The Friendly Hello stamp set comes with the Friendly Hello 12 x 12 designer series paper and is one of the best bundles in the 2022 Sale-a-bration rewards period. I love the bright and cheerful colours used. This birthday card uses the Pool Party and Petal Pink patterned papers, with a touch of black to tie it together.
Colouring the bird with Stampin' Blends markers is easier than it looks. I always start by adding hints of the dark Pool Party to the edges of the bird, than add the light Pool Party in small circles. I used Petal Pink for the flowers with hints of light Calypso Coral in the flower centers. Granny Apple Green was used for the stem and leaves.
Your colouring will look more professional and allow the image to "pop" if you outline it in a light colour. I used Soft Sea Foam along with the Stampin' Blends color lifter marker to give a light highlight all around the image. It is scary to do, but worth it.
If you are new to using alcohol markers, don't be afraid to practice. Stamp a few bird images using the Tuxedo Black Memento ink pad onto basic white cardstock. I prefer dark first and then light, but you may prefer the opposite. The more you practice the easier it will get. The Stampin' Blends markers are so good at blending that your colouring will look great in no time at all!
Stamping the inside of your cards looks beautiful! I must admit I don't consistently do this. Since this is such a dark card (its black!) I added a white piece to the inside and couldn't resist also added the coordinating floral stamped images as well. I love how the Stampin' Up! Friendly Hello set has smaller images that are perfect to add to the birthday sentiment.
Make it yourself!
The best part of this card is that the Friendly Hello stamp set and matching paper is available for FREE with a qualifying order of $120. Sale-a-bration is the best time of year to buy new stamping supplies. The promotion runs from Jan. 4 - Feb. 28, 2022. See another card using Free Sale-a-bration products HERE and HERE.
I used the Stitched So Sweetly dies to cut out the bird. These have become a favourite and I find myself using them on a regular basis. The dies are very versatile and the stitching adds such a great finishing touch to images.
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Enjoy creating this card yourself and feel free to use different colours. Share a picture in the comments.