Michelle Last

Bird Banter from Stampin’ Up!

Bird Banter is the cutest stamp set.  Budgies remind me of my Grandma and I simply fell in with this set as soon as I saw it.
I think the greetings are funny too!

Bird Banter from Stampin' Up!

Each bird from the Bird Banter set is stamped and coloured using the Stampin’ Blends and then cut out and a thin layer of fine tip glue (or crystal effects) added to make the birds shine.  The fine tip glue should be left over night before adding to the notecards.

I used a post it note when stamping the feet of the birds as I did not want to stamp the body of the bird to the front as I added the coloured and cut out bird using dimensionals.

Bird Banter from Stampin' Up!

Which one is your favourite?  I think the budgies are mine 🙂
Bird Banter from Stampin' Up!

Bird Banter is great value at only £15 for 19 photopolymer stamps which make it super easy for stamp placement and some of the greetings have a coordinating stamp set for the inside of the card.  My favourite one is

‘A little birdie told me it was your birthday’  and for the inside ‘Obviously, it wasn’t an early bird’

If you would like to order this stamp set, all the items are available via my online shop.  Simply click any of the images below to go direct to that item in my online shop.  Please add the monthly hostess code when spending £20+ and remember that if you spend £45+ you can choose a free sale-a-bration item (offer runs till the end of March).  All details and links to a pdf brochure are shared on the right hand side of please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions or need help.

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Mediterranean Moments from Stampin’ Up!

I have a gorgeous coloured thank you card made using the Mediterranean Moments stamp set from Stampin’ Up!  My husbands work colleague is from Spain and he kindly gave us a bottle of his cold pressed Olive Oil from his region in Spain.

I wanted to make a thank you card and the Mediterranean moments stamp set seemed a perfect fit.Mediterranean moments from Stampin Up

I stamped the image onto watercolour paper and stitched around the edge onto early espresso card as I had my sewing machine handy.  I then set about colouring the image with a combo of watercolour pencils and inks and the blender pen.  Colouring really is very therapeutic and it really did not take long to get it coloured.  I then added a heat embossed thanks sentiment from the thankful thoughts stamp set.

The last detail was to add the fine tip glue to the bench and the lamps to create a shine to those images only once the glue had dried.

The stamps in this set are so detailed and if you need some ideas on what colours to use when colouring them in doing a google image search as there are lots of examples for inspiration.

If you would like to order Stampin Up products, you can visit my online shop and place you own order anytime.  If you like the products I have used in todays card then click any of the images below to go direct to that item in my online shop.  Please remember to use the hostess code to receive a free thank you gift from me and with every £45 you spend you can also choose a free sale-a-bration item (see leaflet on the right hand side of this post).

I am here to help so please get in touch if you need me.  Have lovely weekend x

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