Susan Simpson - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Stampin' Up! - Swirly Bird and a top tip!

Hello, I am sharing with you today another example of how you can use those little triangle pieces in the Swirly Bird stamp set. I'm sure I have told you before but I absolutely love this set, in fact it is one of my all time favourite sets (to date).

I choose some of my favourite colours to work with:



I used the baby wipe technique to create a background - I was aiming for something that looked 'windy', does that make sense? This is such a simple but effective (and quick) way to create a background, I have used it several times at Coffee and Card sessions and everyone loves it.



Stampin' Up! Susan Simpson Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Craftyduckydoodah!, Swirly Bird, Sprinkles of Life, Supplies available 24/7,


On occasion I struggled to line up the two parts of the kite (think I need my eyes testing).  


So, to save wasting time and cardstock I stamped the two images separately:


Stampin' Up! Susan Simpson Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Craftyduckydoodah!, Swirly Bird, top tip, Supplies available 24/7,


Then I cut out the solid triangles and lined them up carefully before sticking them down with some Tombow:



Stampin' Up! Susan Simpson Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Craftyduckydoodah!, Swirly Bird, top tip, Supplies available 24/7,



Stampin' Up! Susan Simpson Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Craftyduckydoodah!, Swirly Bird, top tip, Supplies available 24/7,

After trimming out carefully, I used a Stampin' Write Marker in the same colour and ran the brush tip along each side to cover any white edges.



Stampin' Up! Susan Simpson Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Craftyduckydoodah!, Swirly Bird, top tip, Supplies available 24/7,


Voila - one kite to use on a card!



Stampin' Up! Susan Simpson Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Craftyduckydoodah!, Swirly Bird, top tip, Supplies available 24/7,


Here is the finished card:



Stampin' Up! Susan Simpson Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Craftyduckydoodah!, Swirly Bird, Sprinkles of Life, Supplies available 24/7,


I was so pleased to see the Sprinkles of Life stamp set in the new Catalogue - I think this is one of my favourite sentiments .... it can mean so much without being too gushy!


Thank you so much for looking at my Blog today, if you don't have a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator I would love to be yours!  If you don't have a catalogue and you would like one, please let me know and I will send one to you.  

Details of the products I used to create this project can be found below.  If you need to order any supplies, simply use my “shop with me” button or click on the catalogue links on the right. Alternatively, contact me and I would be happy to place your order for you.


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Don't forget the fabulous promotion that Stampin' Up! are running!

Susan xx


2 comments:

  1. Love this card Susan and that is a great tip x

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    1. Thank you Mo, we used this technique at Coffee & Cards this afternoon with great success! xx

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