Sorry I am so late. Fridays through Wednesdays I spend a lot of time looking and commenting on all of your gorgeous cards made with the sketch challenge.

I did get to stamp a little. I made this card for both the Technique Lover challenge yesterday and Color Challenge today.

The technique challenge was easy peasy. Use two different patterned paper on your card. The color challenge was easy and soothing for the eye: Basic Black, Whisper White and River rock.

I couldn’t put my sweet bird away yet, so I made another card with it.


I started out stamping the bird from Always in Black Stazon on Shimmery White cardstock.

I colored the design inside the bird with River Rock classic ink and Blender pen, then cut the bird out.

It was layered on a paper pierced 1 5/8″ x 2 1/8″ piece of Shimmery White cardstock layered, first on a slightly bigger layer of River Rock cardstock, then on a scalloped piece of Basic Black cardstock. The Black cardstock was cut with Nestabilities die cut template.

The card base is a 4 1/4″ x 11″ piece of Basic Black cardstock folded in half. Next is a 4″ x 5 1/4″ piece of River Rock cardstock. I paper pierced the top right edge.

 The horizontal piece of Designer Paper measures 2 1/2″ x 5 1/8″ and is from the Apple Cider Designer paper. I layered a small white strip underneath. The sentiment is from the set Always and was stamped in Black Stazon on the right hand side of the paper.

The vertical strip measures 2″ x 3 3/4″ and is from the Brocade Background Designer paper. I added a small strip of basic black cardstock on the left edge of that strip and paper pierced it. Then I made a scallop border with the slit punch. Usually I use the corner rounder. I like the softer edge of it. But I was afraid it wouldn’t show up much, with the busy patterned paper in the back.

Next white Taffeta ribbon was tied next to the black strip of cardstock. I stamped the small flower from Always twice in Black Stazon on Shimmery White cardstock, punched them out with the 1/2″ circle punch and adhered them to two Pewter Build a Brads (Snail adhesive works fine for that.).


Stay at Home Mom of Three, Splitcoast Team Member and Copic and Spellbinders die Lover.

39 Responses to “Basic Rock Bird”

  1. Great card! You always seem to make it look so easy.

  2. Beate you did another beautiful card.
    I will definitely caes this one.
    Thank you for all the inspiration you create.

  3. I just love the way the bird’s tail is outside the lines! You are inspiring me to use more accessories instead of hoarding them.

  4. This is the most beautiful card. Once again you inspire me so much. Thank you.

  5. Beate,

    This card is gorgeous! Love how beautifully simple it is!

  6. Yet another! This is one of my favorite sets! I will be casing this one!

  7. Very classy birdie card Beate! Hugs, Deb

  8. Beautiful card for the challenges, Beate!!!

  9. Your card is so pretty – I have this set, but I can’t get creative with it….I might have to case yours – LOL!!! ~TFS~

  10. Oh , Beate I just love this color and papers combo, so lovely !

  11. This is adorable! I love it! Thanks so much for sharing! 🙂

  12. This card is absolutely beautiful, as always, but I just love this one.

  13. Beate

    Fabulous card, love your layout
    Hope you don’t mind I’ll need to case this one



  14. All Jennifers, all the time!

    I love this card! I love that bird! That bird is what made me take the plunge into the stamping world.

    Thanks for all posting all your lovely cards and thank so much for all the information about them. I have learned so much from you!

  15. Hey, Jean, you cut in on the Jennifer line 😉

    I guess Jean is close enough 🙂

  16. This is beautiful, especially with those colors! I’m really thinking about getting that set. 🙂

  17. This is gorgeous! What a great color challenge and I love your layout.

  18. Love your card! What are those circles? Buttons? Hardware? They look great! I’m looking forward to doing this color challenge-much easier colors to combine than last week!

  19. this card is just lovely!

  20. What a beautiful card. You are such an inspiration.

  21. Holy Moly Beate, this card is incredibly gorgeous (all your cards are!!) I am amazed and in awe of how truly talented you are at this craft – I look forwar to visiting everyday just to see what fabulous creation you have come up with! Your SU! ladies must be in manna heaven!! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

  22. So very beautiful!

  23. You did a wonderful job with this card !!!

  24. This is fabulous! I am lovin’ that bird more and more every time I see it. Great colors, great layout, love all the finishing touches!

  25. I’m glad you didn’t put your sweet birdie away yet. I LOVE this.

  26. Dont you dare put that sweet bird away, I LOVE IT!

    It is not my usual style, but I too reach for it at every chance. My daughter thinks it is memere(grandma-ish), but I cant stay away from it. I feel it is a classic and even when it retires, I’ll keep it close by…

    Thanks for all your inspiration, especially since I am a fairly new demonstrator. It’s nice to see cards and pages with everything Stampin Up!

    Tanya Frost

  27. This is gorgeous!!!

  28. Oh my goodness Beate, this is gorgeous! These are not my typical colours but I did like how the cards came out today! Your bird card is a beauty! Love all the elments you incorporated on this card.

  29. What a stunning card! Love the colors and the birdie!!

  30. Beautiful card!!! The bird loks really neat stamped in black! It reminds me of the card game Rook!

  31. I really like this color combo and you created such a fantastic layout! Love the bird cut out and placed on the rectangle panel…beautiful!

  32. WOOZA! Love this card! Great colors and layout. TFS Janet in NC

  33. Oh, wow! This is just gorgeous! I absolutely love the colors!

  34. Your card is so beautiful and elegant!! I love the black with the River Rock! Your piercing, brads, scallops, and everything else is wonderful!!

  35. Beate, thanks for spending so much time commenting on our cards, it nice to have your encouragement. Your card is dazzling!!

  36. Outstanding card, Beate! I love all the different things you try, you amaze me every time. This is a beautiful color combo.

    I need to do a card for a friend of my husband’s who is ill. I found a great layout and this morning I thought of some colors…would you believe it was black, white, and River Rock! When I saw your card I had to pick my jaw up from the desk. TFS.

  37. This is stunning, so calming and serene! Don’t know how I missed this challenge, I must go back and try. The sweet bird and words are perfect for it!

  38. Looooooooooooove this one. I still can’t believe I haven’t cut my set out from leadership yet. I AM NOW!!!!!!!!

  39. Simply beautiful!

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