Free as a Bird- Spotlight Technique

The Free as a Bird stamp set is so pretty and I love the cards that I’ve seen made with this set! I also love that it comes as a bundle with the Stitched Nested Label Dies. You can colour the birds with any colouring tools…but,  I especially like to colour them with our Stampin’ Blends!!!

For my card, I chose to do a spotlight technique with colouring only the 2 middle birds then cutting them out to pop them up with dimensionals on to the image on the card.


  • Crumb Cake: 5 ½” x 8 ½” scored at 4 ¼”
  • Calypso Coral: 4” x 5 ¼” 
  • Whisper White: 3 ¾” x 5” AND scraps
  • Designer Series Paper: 1 ½” x 5”


  1. Stamp birds on to Whisper White cardstock near the top using Memento black ink. Stamp again on to scrap paper to colour. 
  2. Use Stampin’ Blends to colour middle 2 birds, flowers and leaves. Cut out coloured portion using Paper Snips and adhere to whisper white layer with dimensionals and mini dimensionals. 
  3. Adhere Designer Series Paper to bottom of the whisper white layer using SNAIL. Adhere to Calypso Coral layer. 
  4. Tie the ribbon in a knot, then adhere ends of the ribbon to the backside of the two layers using Tear & Tape or a piece of tape. Adhere all layers to Crumb Cake card. 
  5. Stamp greeting on scrap paper using Calypso Coral ink. 
  6. Use a die cutting machine with Stitched Nested Label Dies (1 ?” x 2 ¼”) to cut out greeting then add to the card using dimensionals.

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