Feathered Flight Thinking of You Card

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Create this beautiful Feathered Flight Thinking of You Card using the Feathered Flight Stamp Set by Stampin’ Up! Whether you’re conveying sympathy, congratulations, or just saying hello, these stamps will help you create cards that touch hearts and bring smiles.

Feathered Flight Thinking of You Card in browns and greens, featuring a duck in flight., with a sponged background.

This card looks difficult to make but it’s fairly simple thanks to the beautiful color combination and the use of the sponging technique.

I wanted to go with a color palette that would evoke nature and a wildlife scene, so I chose Old Olive, Pecan Pie, and Pretty Peacock. If you’d prefer a different palette, make sure you check out my Color Combination Library for a variety of different color combinations.

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I then went with a simple background, using Blending Brushes and ink to create a soft dreamy look – I love how it turned out! Added to that soft look is the fact that this is a Distinktive Stamp Set, which provides a unique texture, elevating your cardmaking to new heights, allowing you to create detailed, photo-realistic images with ease. Let’s dig in and create a handmade card that showcases the serene beauty of nature!

How To Make This Card

Project Skill Level: Busy Bee

Busy Bee projects are designed for the beginner or busy papercrafter. This is a basic cardmaking project that can be achieved by someone who has never made a handmade card before. You can view more Busy Bee cards here.

Cardstock Measurements:

  • Old Olive Cardstock: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, scored at 4-1/4″
  • Very Vanilla Cardstock: 4″ x 5-1/4″
  • Pecan Pie Cardstock: 4″ x 5-1/4″
  • Very Vanilla Cardstock: 3-3/4″ x 5″
  • Very Vanilla Cardstock: 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″
  • Very Vanilla Cardstock: 3/4″ x 2-1/4″
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Step-by-Step Instructions:

  1. Fold the Old Olive cardstock in half to create your card base. 
  2. Adhere the 4” x 5-1/4” piece of Very Vanilla cardstock inside the card.
  3. Using the 3-3/4” x 5” piece of Very Vanilla cardstock, lightly sponge Old Olive ink all over the cardstock using a Blending Brush. Using another Blending Brush, add a small line of Pecan Pie ink in the center of the cardstock.  Add an additional line of Old Olive ink just above the Pecan Pie ink line.  Using another Blending Brush, sponge Pretty Peacock ink below the Pecan Pie ink line.
  4. Stamp the 3 birds on the right side, just above the Pecan Pie ink line, using Pecan Pie ink.   Adhere Very Vanilla cardstock to the Pecan Pie cardstock and adhere to the front of the card.
  5. Using the ¾” strip of Very Vanilla cardstock, stamp the sentiment using Pretty Peacock ink and adhere to the bottom right of the card front as shown in the sample.
  6. Ink up the large bird using Pecan Pie ink and stamp it off once on your scratch sheet.  Using a Sponge Dauber, add a small amount of Pecan Pie ink to the neck and the bill.  Using another Sponge Dauber, add Pretty Peacock ink to the head and neck as shown in the sample.  Huff on your stamp to remoisten the ink and stamp onto the 3-1/2” square of Very Vanilla cardstock. 
  7. Cut out the bird using your Paper Snips Scissors and adhere to the card to the left of the trio of birds using Stampin’ Dimensionals to finish.

A Tip from Barb

This is the perfect Busy Bee card as it features nothing other than stamps, ink, and paper. Using the Sponging Technique adds a lot of color quickly and easily. The beauty of this technique is that all you have to do is gently dab or swipe a sponge dabber or Blender Brush dipped in ink onto your cardstock, creating a soft, textured effect that adds depth and interest to your card design. It’s an easy and effective way to bring a touch of artistic flair and dimension to your papercrafting projects!

Thank you so much for stopping by today.  I hope you are inspired to create today, whether it is this simple and cute handmade card or another cardmaking project.  My goal is to help you carve out some creative joy!  If you’d like more detailed directions on how to make this card, feel free to email me. Keep checking back for more projects.
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