Alternate Monday Stampin’ Up! Bird Ballad Card

Hi Stampers, It’s Alternate Monday day.  That means I am sharing a card taken from the blog hop that I participate in each Thursday. I am taking either the sketch or color challenge and making a second card that is close to or similar to the posted card from the hop.  I want to inspire you to get different looks for your card by mixing it up a bit by color and design.  Today I used the same layout, with a twist and changed the colors to give the card an “Alternate” look.

Stampin’ Up! Bird Ballad:

Stampin' Up! Another Bird Ballad card by Kristi @

The Recipe:

Card base: Whisper White 5-1/2 x 8-1/2, scored at 4-1/4

Mat: Bird Ballad 5-1/2 x 4-1/4

Art piece: Whisper White 4 x 2-3/4

Art piece mat: Pool Party 4-1/8 x 2- 7/8

Scollop trim: Whisper White 2-1/2 x 4-3/4 cut with the Budding Blooms Dies

The Details:

the bird and branch:  (thank you Patty Bennett for the inspiration on coloring my birds)

  • Stamp the bird and branch images from the Bird Ballad Stamp Set onto the Whisper White art piece with Tuxedo Momento Ink
  • Color your birds using your Stampin Blends as follows
  • Orange birds,  Calypso Coral and Daffodil Delight
  • Blue birds: Pool Party and Daffodil Delight
  • Color your branch with Stampin Blends as follows:
  • Leaves: Old Olive
  • flowers: Calypso Coral and Daffodil Delight
  • Branch: Soft Suede
  • Stamp and the leaf image and one each of each of the flower images from the Bird Ballad Stamp Set
  • Color them in as follows:
  • Large Flower: Calypso Coral
  • Small Flower: Pool Part
  • Leaves: Old Olive
  • When you finish coloring in your flowers and leaves, fussy cut them out with your paper snips

More Details:

putting the card together:

Stampin' Up! Another Bird Ballad card by Kristi @

  • Adhere your Bird Ballad DSP panel to the front of the card base
  • Adhere the art piece to the Pool Party mat and adhere to the front of the card with dimensionals
  • Tuck the scallop Whisper White trim under the matted art piece
  • Adhere your large flower with dimensionals to the bottom left hand side of the art piece and then tuck in the leaf and tiny flower with a glue dot
  • Stamp your sentiment from Itty Bitty Greetings onto a piece of Whisper White Card Stock and punch it our with the Classic Label Punch
  • Attach your sentiment to bottom right side of the art piece, letting it overhang just a bit.
  • Add some rhinestones for added sparkle

Card Inspiration:

Here is the card from my Thursday Blog Hop that inspired today’s “Alternate” look

Stampin' Up! Toile Christmas with fall colors card by Kristi @

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