I couldn’t wait to try out my new Extra Large Two-Step Bird punch – $22.95, Item #117191 – from the Occasions Mini catalogue, page 10. The punch includes the branch, bird and wing for easy paper piecing. This new punch style features a sleek body with a closure making the punch easy to store.
To make this card, I glued a strip of the Sweet Pea DSP in one of the striped patterns in the package that featured the same colours as the cardstock I wanted to use. Over the Sweet Pea paper, I attached a length of the Pretty in Pink Satin Ribbon and added a couple of Pretty In Pink corduroy buttons to fill in the space.
Next, I punched the Rose Red cardstock with the Pinking Hearts Border along the top and layered a piece of Whisper White cardstock onto the Rose Red. After punching the Extra Large Two-Step Bird in Old Olive, Pretty in Pink and Rose Red, I created the bird and attached the wing with a dimensional.
To complete the card, I stamped a greeting from Teeny Tiny Wishes in Rose Red ink on Whisper White cardstock and punched it with the Word Window and punched a piece of Pretty in Pink cardstock with the Modern Label punch.
I can’t wait to create more cards with the Two-Step Bird punch … stay tuned!
Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Rose Red Classic Ink
Paper: Sweet Pea Designer Series Paper Pack (117161, $32.95 for 48 double-sided sheets of 12 x 12 paper), Pretty in Pink, Old Olive, Rose Red, Whisper White
Punches: Extra Large Two-Step Bird (117191), Pinking Hearts Border (117649), Word Window, Modern Label
Other: Pretty in Pink Corduroy Buttons (117681), Pretty in Pink 5/8" Satin Ribbon (117289), Stampin’ Dimensionals
Don’t think it, ink it!