Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Swirly Bird Love over @ #WWYS80

Swirly Birds

Thinlits & Stamps

I participate in a few challenges and thoroughly enjoy the little push outside my comfort zone that these challenges give me. I have been wanting to join in over at the What will you stamp (WWYS) blog for some time now. Finally the stars have aligned I have a spare day & they are showcasing a stamp set I adore! 

Swirly Birds & Swirly Scribbles Thinlits

& here is my card


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I have added this card to Kylie Bertucci's blog highlights this week. To vote for my card or any of the other entrants please click HERE Voting starts tonight x

#Swirlybirds #Swirlyscribbles #Sunshinewishes #KOCreationcards #Flourishthinlits #Handmade #Love #StampinUp

#Swirlybirds #Swirlyscribbles #Sunshinewishes #KOCreationcards #Flourishthinlits #Handmade #Love #StampinUp

How I Made Swirly Bird Love :

  • I Cut the base card thick Whisper White to 15 cm x 15 cm
  • I also cut a acetate window sheet to 15 cm x 18 cm. I folded this on the 15 cm mark leaving a 3 cm flap at the back
  • I cut the front panel from the thick whisper white at 7.5 using the wavy lines thinlits from the Swirly Scribbles set. I trimmed it to the fold leaving the bottom half intact as shown above.
  • So the top of the acetate and the card base lined up I used a marker I&lined up where I wanted the long scribbles thinlits to sit. I then ran them through the bigshot .
  • Once both the acetate and the base were cut I lined them up and stuck them together by adding Tear & Tape to the 3 cm flap of the acetate. I had to trim the top of the 3 cm flap down by hand to fit snugly.
  • I cut a piece of Crumb Cake card stock 14 cm wide and then marked the top at 14 cm high. I used the swirly scribbles thinlit to match the top of the card base.
  • I used all of the swirly stamps to make rose shapes all over a piece of  Sugar Plum card stock. I used Blushing Bride, Sweet Sugarplum & Whisper White ink pads for this, layering the colours for effect.
  • I also stamped a few roses onto whisper white card stock.
  • I then cut the stamped Sweet Sugarplum to measure 13 cm wide and marked it at 13 cm high. I placed the wavy thinlits there at the mark and ran through the big shot.
  • I layered these onto the back of the card, as you can see in the picture below.
  • Using the same technique of measuring and trimming to size I cut two layers for the middle of the card as seen above.
  • I only needed one layer to add to the front and that was the Crumb Cake on top of the existing white card base.

#Swirlybirds #Swirlyscribbles #Sunshinewishes #KOCreationcards #Flourishthinlits #Handmade #Love #StampinUp
  • I then cut two strips if the wavy scribbles in Crumb Cake & Sugar Plum. 
  • After adhering these strips to the front and the middle using my snail adhesive I cut my stamped roses using the scribbles rose and placing the middle of that over the stamped image. 
( I do wish I had a stand to make a video to show you)
  • I also used the smallest shapes from the Swirly Scribbles set and die cut some little centres out of my stamped rose images.
  • I die cut 3 sets of green leaves from the 'Flourish' thinlits set. 2 of these I cut down so I had 3 leaves at the top and a small stem. I then cut the last two leaves so that one had a stem and one was just a leaf on it's own. These were added to each page of the card. Please see pics for more detail.
  • I added 3 roses each to the front and the middle of the card using dimensionals, 1 large and 2 small.
  • I die cut the heart & 3 words - the Heart in Sweet Sugarplum, 'Hope' in Whisper White, 'Sunshine' in Sweet Sugarplum & 'LOVE' in Crumb Cake.
  • I layered the words, one on each page of the card. On the last page I placed the heart under the word Love and also stamped some splatters in Sweet Sugarplum. 
  • I stamped the sweet little bird in Sweet Sugar Plum onto Crumb Cake and fussy cut around him. Stamping his feet onto the card then adding him by adhering with a dimensional.
  •  To finish it all off I added rhinestones to the center of each flower and tied a piece of Thick Whisper White Bakers Twine around the middle of the card.
  • I added a touch more sparkle by adding \clear Wink of Stella to the lightest part of each rose.
#Swirlybirds #Swirlyscribbles #Sunshinewishes #KOCreationcards #Flourishthinlits #Handmade #Love #StampinUp

Well I do hope you have enjoyed my card creation today. If you have any queries please ask in comments below. If you have any ideas about a stand for a phone so I can do videos, also let me know lol.

Thank you so very much for stopping by.

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Thanks again :-) Toodles


  1. Simply Gorgeous ... Such a beautiful card :) x

  2. Wow, such a lot of work went into that card! Great work Kim, so glad you were able to take part in the What Will You Stamp challenge this week.

    1. Thanks Tracy, yes it was alot of work....but I am happy with the result :-) I hope to join in again soon too

  3. Kim this is just STUNNING, GORGEOUS, to say a few. Amazing card, thanks so much for joining us at WWYS this week.

    1. Thanks Sue :-) making me smile with your lovely compliments :-) & I will join in again soon!

  4. WOW!! Gorgeous! Everything about it is perfect!! LOVE!!!

    1. Thank you Tammy I am over the moon that you like my card so much

  5. Absolutely Stunning and Gorgeous creation Kim. LOVE how you made this -It's perfection! :) xx

    1. Thank you Juana :-) I am thinking another card, this cut, but with the boats!?! lol


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