Today’s card was designed using the Stampin’ Up! Flying Home Stamp Set.  It also features the Sweet Soiree Designer Series Paper and Glitter Epoxy Shapes.

I had so much fun coloring this card using Stampin’ Blends (Alcohol) Markers.  They are so easy to use.  They come in a light and dark shade so it’s easy to get the highlights and shadows when blending.  

The sentiment is from the Stampin’ Up Petal Palette stamp set.  I colored the sentiment using an Old Olive and Tangerine Tango Stampin’ Write Marker.  I added a few Glitter Epoxy Shapes to bring the leaves to life.

This card would be the perfect Valentine too!  You could change it up and add a heart instead of the word love, or maybe a small heart in the mama bird’s beak.  

Thank you for stopping by Brandy’s Cards.  I hope you like today’s card and enjoy my video tutorial.  

Blessings, Brandy



1. Cut a 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ piece of Whisper White Cardstock and fold it in half.  This is your base.

2. Cut a 3-3/4″ x 5″ piece of Sweet Soiree Designer Series Paper.  Center and adhere this piece to your card base.

3. Cut a 3″ x 4-1/4″ piece of Whisper White Cardstock.  This piece will be the frame for your image.

Birds & Nest

1. Cut a 3-7/8″ x 2-5/8″ piece of Whisper White Cardstock.  This piece is for your image.

2. Stamp your image in Mementos Ink.  Then color your image using Stampin Blend Alcohol Markers.

Tip:  Using the Stampin’ Blends color the Birds (Pool Party & Bermuda Bay), Nest & Branch (Crumb Cake & Bronze), Leaves (Old Olive).

3. Add a couple dimensionals behind your image. Center and adhere it to your 3″ x  4-1/4″ Whisper White Cardstock. 

4. Cut a 1/2″ x 4-1/2″ piece of Whisper White Cardstock. Stamp your sentiment on this strip.

Tip: The sentiment is from the Stampin’ Up! Petal Palette Stamp Set.


5. Color the sentiment using an Old Olive & Tangerine Tango Stampin Write Marker.  Stamp it on your strip. And don’t forget to color the birds beak using a Tangerine Stampin Write Marker.

6. Wrap your strip around your image and secure it behind your 3-7/8″ x 2-5/8″ cardstock.

7. Add a couple dimensionals behind the 3-7/8″ x 2-5/8″ cardstock. Center and adhere this piece to your card base. 

Tip: I did not use anything behind my sentiment strip. I wanted it to bend a bit.

8. Lastly, I add a bow using either thick white bakers twine or silver bakers twine.

9. Don’t forget to add a few glitter epoxy shapes.


Stamp Sets – Flying Home, Petal Palette 

Card Stock – Whisper White, Old Olive and Sweet Soiree Designer Series Paper

Stamp Pads – Memento 

Misc. – Whisper White Solid Bakers Twine, Dimensional, Stampin’ Blends: Crumb Cake, Bermuda Bay, Old Olive, Bronze; Color Lifter and Stampin Blends, Stampin Write Markers: Old Olive & Tangerine Tango

More Ideas & Inspiration from Brandy!

Stampin’ Up! Inspiration

Products Used Include:


Bronze Stampin Blend 

Item #144607

Blends Color Lifter

Item #144608


Mementos Ink Pad

Item #132708

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  1. Oh wow Brandy, this tutorial is awesome. I love, love, love anything shiny. The designer papers are really beautiful Your concept is so sweet.
    These products are great. Take care…

  2. Happy Happy New Year Brandy ?
    Love the cards. The Bird and babies are so cute. The birdhouses are great, too.

    • Brandy I love these cards. Beautiful job. Looks like another stamp set going on my wish list! Thanks again for sharing.

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