The challenge at CAS(E) this sketch is my inspiration for today’s project. The jet plane is an eye-catcher. Right?

I’m choosing another flying object; my new, favorite bird from the Serene Garden stamp set.

By Su Mohr for cts279; Click READ to go to my blog for details; Featuring: Serene Garden, Garden Scene, Rooted in Nature, Stampin' Blends, Subtle Texture; #serenegarden #natureoncards #birdsoncards #birds #sympathycards #handmadecards #diy #rootedinnature #stampinup

Serene Garden Bird


Deciding on colors is my biggest hurdle. I land on a Very Vanilla card base with layers of Crumb Cake and Petal Pink, using my Stampin’ Trimmer to cut the pieces according to the sketch.


I stamp the Serene Garden bird in Basic Black ink on Thick Whisper White cardstock, and pick out five Stampin’ Blends for coloring: Light and Dark Crumb Cake, Ivory, Light Pumpkin Pie, and Light Calypso Coral.

I’m so happy my bird has a die for cutting. But, I want to have some 3D fun, so I stamp a second bird, and fussy cut her right wing. Then, I color it, and place it on dimensionals over her original wing.

To add a little more interest, I emboss the Petal Pink layer with the Subtle embossing folder.


As I’m gluing things together, I’m thinking it’s very “serene,” and will be a good sympathy card. The Rooted in Nature stamp set has the perfect sentiment, “words are never enough.”

I’m also linking my card to the Stamps Paper Ink challenge. It’s card maker’s choice, and this turned out to be among my favorite things. 

Having the July 4th holiday in the middle of the week has me confused. But, I’m ready for another weekend. How about you? If you’re needing craft supplies, check out my store. I pictured the ones I used for today’s card. Enjoy!


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