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Stampin' Up! Swirly Bird Stamp Set ~ Sailing Away

I've stamped several cards with this "Swirly Bird" stamp set and you've seen most of them featured on my blog in the last couple of months. I've designed everything from flowers, to birdies, to kites and swirls. But, today I wanted to make a sailboat card.

I haven't used the stamps to design a sailboat yet, and I was excited to have a chance to work on that today.

This set doesn't look like much in the photo featured in the Stampin' Up! catalog, but I promise you, once you get this set in your hands, you won't want to put it down.

I also used the coordinating "Swirly Scribbles" thinlits to add some sunshine to this soothing card.

Here's what I ended up with:


I embossed the pool party cardstock with the new "Seaside" emboss folder, which was perfect for the ocean waves in the background. I also used the "Thoughtful Banners" stamp set with the coordinating "Duet Banners" punch. I use that set a LOT too.


First I dipped my stampin' sponge in pool party ink and sponged over the embossed waves. I used an aqua painter dipped in the bermuda bay ink refill- then splattered it onto the background. The die cut waves and swirly sun are from the Swirly Scribbles thinlit dies. Did you notice that I sponged over the sun as well? I used pumpkin pie ink over the so saffron cardstock on the sun.


The ink colors on the sailboat are bermuda bay and pool party, with a pumpkin pie flag. I popped the sunshine up with glue dots that I rolled up with my fingers to make them fit under the thin lines of the swirls.

A little bit of linen thread under the sailboat give it a nautical touch.


I'm kind of loving these colors together. To me it feels very soothing and "carefree."


I hope you like it! I appreciate you taking time to visit my blog today. Hope you stop back soon.

Until the next time...

Keep on Stampin' and Come back again soon!

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