Saturday, June 18, 2022

CCM Saturday Blog Hop - Shades of Blue

Today's Create With Connie & Mary Saturday Blog Hop theme is using shades of blue, which was inspired by the song "Blue Bird" - NOW we're talking my language! I was without Internet (& phone/TV) for ten whole days, so I had to sit out the last two hops. It's true, you don't know what you've got till it's gone, just like the song says. I'm so happy to be able to participate again!

I adore the two new blues in the 2022-2024 In Colors, so I put them both to use on this sweet little Sweet Songbirds card. After buffing Tahitian Tide toward the upper left of 4" x 5-1/4" Basic White CS, I adhered it to the card base and added a Starry Sky DSP circle die cut, popped up on dimensionals. Next came the Crumb Cake branch, which was fussy cut and adhered with glue.

The bird was stamped with Tahitian Tide and punched out, but instead of trying to line up and stamp that tiny beak, I grabbed a Stampin' Blend and carefully colored it in. The bird was popped up on dimensionals as was the wing, which was punched from a scrap of Tahitian Tide. I added the flower trinkets instead of stamping and fussy cutting leaves, 'cause I'm lazy like that. 😄 The greeting was die cut from the same Stylish Shapes Dies set.

That's all for today - see you next Saturday! Up next is Libby Fens at Libby Stamps. Or click the "back" button to go back to Lori at Loritamarie Crafts.

Stampin' Up! products used:

  • Stamps: Sweet Songbirds
  • Paper: Basic White, Tahitian Tide, 2022-2024 In Color 6" x 6" DSP
  • Ink: Starry Sky, Tahitian Tide, and Crumb Cake (plus Light Daffodil Delight Stampin' Blend)
  • Accessories: Songbird Builder Punch, Stylish Shapes Dies, Blending Brushes, Flowers Adhesive-backed Trinkets

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