Michelle Last

Best Birds from Stampin’ Up!

It was my technique class on Monday and we made three cards using the Best Birds Stamp set and matching dies from Stampin’ Up!

Best Birds from Stampin Up

I made a little robin, not sure how accurate he is but at least he is recognisable 🙂  The Best Birds really is a versatile stamp set which can be used for so many occasions.  If you also purchase the matching framelits dies, Birds & Blooms Thinlits you can cut our the images with ease and even use the relief.

I embossed the background with the woodland embossing folder (a must have for every crafter) onto whisper white cardstock.  I then the ever so useful layering square framelits to create a scallop frame and also a background to stamp my sentiment on.

I stamped and coloured the bird, branch and flowers and then cut them out using the birds and blooms thinlits and attached them to the frame.

I used a variety of colouring techniques but I was using regular whisper white cardstock so I made sure not to over wet the cardstock as it can pill or ball.  I coloured the bird mainly using aqua painters and real red, chocolate chip and crumb cake ink.

Such a sweet little bird, more birds tomorrow to inspire you so be sure to check back…


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Stampin' Up! UK's #1 Demonstrator Michelle Last based in Buckinghamshire. Classes, inspiration, order online and advice. I would love to hear from you.


  1. ah Michelle, he turned out absolutely beautifully and the woodland background is perfect!.

  2. Michelle, what a beautiful, clean and simple card. It actually kind of takes your breath away. ~Blythe

  3. What a beautiful card this is! Love it!

  4. Laura Kelly says:

    You made this bird look beautiful and life like. I love the card! Laura