Out in the Frosty Field – Tutorial #306


It’s another wintry morning here in Ohio.  We are expecting 8 more inches of snow today.  Woohoo!  It is an American Holiday, President’s Day, so Russ and I are going to stay home today and do some work on my new Stamping Room/Office, which totally thrills me! 

Yesterday we emptied the room and painted the ceilings.  Today I believe we will get the walls painted.  Next thing, will be to put brand new carpet down.  🙂  I cannot wait.  I will share some pictures when it is all complete.  But in the mean time I will continue to stamp away in my tiny stamping room.  🙂

I have a frosty card for you today.  But I need to announce the Stampin’ Up! Winter Post set Blog Candy winner first.    The winner is. . . . . . . . . .  dsc02846.JPG

Windy Ellard who wrote”Thank you for the offer and i love that stamp set but do not own it. Please enter me. Have a great weekend. Happy Valentine’s!!!”

Windy, you were number “1” and the random number generator selected you!  I never thought it would fall on “1”.  Congratulations!  Please e-mail you shipping address to [email protected] within 30 days and I will get this set out to you.

Thanks go out to all of you who participate.  Hopefully, it will be you next time.  🙂

Now let’s get started on the tutorial. . . . . . .


Stamps: Stampin’ Up! Inspired by Nature
Paper: Stampin’ Up! Whisper White, Basic Black, Not Quite Navy
Ink: Stampin’ Up! Bordering Blue and Not Quite Navy
Accessories: Stampin’ Up Two Step Bird Punch, Ticket Corner Punch, Curly Label Punch, Bashful Blue Brads, Stampin’ Pastels, Brayer, Basic Black Marker, Sahara Sand Marker, White Gel Pen, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Gun, Versamark Pad

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Stamped the Stampin’ Up! Inspired by Nature Grass Stamp twice using Versamark on a 4″ x 5.75″ piece of Whisper White card stock.  Then heat embossed it using clear embossing powder and a heat gun.



Sponged some Versamark on the bottom of the card stock and heat embossed the Versamark with clear embossing powder and heat gun.


Brayered Bordering Blue ink at the top of card stock, down to the bottom.


Brayered Not Quite Navy ink at the top of the card stock.


Wiped the ink off of my embossed images with an old cotton towel that I keep at my desk for this very purpose.  🙂  Trying to stay green here.


I’m excited to use this new Stampin’ Up! Punch “Two step Bird”.  This punch punches out the bird, bird wing and branch all in one step.  🙂

I punched these things out a couple of times from Whisper White card stock.


Stamped the grasses again with Bordering Blue ink and then wiped the ink off of the embossed images.



Trimmed the leaves off of the punched branches.


Used my Stampin’ Pastels to color in the bird.  Started with So Saffron pastel on the bird’s belly.


Added Going Gray Pastel to the top of the bird.


Added a bit of Basic Black pastel to the very top of the bird.


Colored the birds wing first with Going Gray pastel and then added a bit of Basic Black pastel to the top of the wing.


Added a shadow to the bird and the wing by edging the bottom of the wing and bird with a Sahara Sand Marker.


Added Basic Black marker to the top of the bird, beak, top of the wing and then added an eye on the bird.


Glued the branches, bird and bird wing onto the main image panel.


Used the Stampin’ Up Ticket Corner Punch on the main image panel and a Whisper White Panel that will go under the main image panel.


Punched two Stampin’ Up Curly Label Punches for Basic Black card stock and folded them in half.


Added Basic Black marker to the bottom of the branches and a White Gel Pen dot the the bird’s eye.   Also, the scene looked a little out of balance so I added another branch in the left corner.



Assembled the card front and added the Curly label punches and Bashful Blue brads.


Here is the finished card measuring 5″ x 6.5″.


I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and will give it a try.  🙂

May you be happy where ever you are today!

Until my next post. . . . . . .  . .

Huge Hugs,


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29 responses to “Out in the Frosty Field – Tutorial #306

  1. Love this card!! The punched bird is just so adorable. tfs

  2. OH!!! Another beautiful creation. I love this. But then, I love them all 🙂

  3. Congrats Windy!!! I cannot think of a better way to spend a cold wintry day than fixing or WORKING in one’s studio. Let us see them photos!!!! I love the details you did on this card. So basic and yet they just make this scene even better. Beautiful wintry scene! Now, get to work!!!!

  4. Beautiful! I love the way you used the punch to make the hinge look on the sides.

  5. Love the card – have fun doing your studio over – I did it to mine and am sooo happy I did. I can’t wait to see pictures!!

  6. I like this card a lot! Just saw a red cardinal fly across my window view. I have a snowy scene out my window too. I’ll be glad when the snow is gone. I need to go to work. LOL (It’s kinda sad when I’m looking forward to going to work.)

  7. Oh How I LOVE your cards.

  8. Nice card! Congratulations, Windy!

  9. Congratulations Windy…hope you have fun with your “Candy Blog.” What a cute card, loved the way it came together!

  10. I love the “inspired by Nature” set – it is so beautiful. Maybe I should put it on my shopping list….
    Michelle, each time I’m seing your plastic container with the clear embossing powder I’m wondering if you buy it in bulk. Or do you just buy a couple of those little jars and dump them together? Do you use just regular clear embossing powder or detail embossing powder?
    Can’t wait for the pictures of your remodelled stamping room. I’m sure it’s going to be great. 🙂

  11. Another really nice card! I like your hinge idea. Really polishes the card.

  12. Barbara asked “Michelle, each time I’m seing your plastic container with the clear embossing powder I’m wondering if you buy it in bulk. Or do you just buy a couple of those little jars and dump them together? Do you use just regular clear embossing powder or detail embossing powder?”

    Barbara, I buy a couple little jars at a time to put in the container when it gets low. It is Stampin’ Up! clear embossing powder which is fine detail. 🙂

  13. i love, love, love the chickadee in the frosty field! it reminds me of the birds in my backyard eating us out of house and home! here in maryland, we’ve been having lots of winter weather, too. seems that each time i go to get us (the humans!) food, i have to get more for the little piggies (backyard birds) too! but they’re a joy to watch!

  14. Another fantastic card! I really love this one (but I am partial to cards with birds) Thank you for all the great tutorials.

  15. Hey Michelle,
    Are you finished with making these cards yet??????????? You are making my shopping list grow even more and more………
    Of course, I am totally kidding- please don’t stop making these beautiful cards to share with all of us. Your work has put me one step closer to signing up for one of your classes :)- Thank you for letting me “find” your blog…

    Thank you for showing us all that the difficult cards only LOOK that way, and anyone can do it, even if it takes us a couple more tries than you need…

  16. Another beautiful card! Michelle I love your work and thank you for posting these wonderful tutorials, I love printing them out and trying my best to do them!

  17. Beautiful card Michelle! Love this punch. Thanks so much for sharing the tutorial with us.

  18. I love it! I ordered the bird and branch punch, I should get it next Monday. I’m sure goint to give it a try! With a bit of variations!

  19. Congrats Windy.

    Love the card. At first glance, the card looks like only three colors were used. The different shades makes the design pop.

  20. Love the card! Hope you’re taking lots of pictures of your new stamping room… step-by-step! We want to see it come to life.

  21. BEAUTIFUL. looks like the lovely white frosty mornings we are having (only if it was not so cold! ha) I just bought that punch. Now I have a way to put it too use.

  22. congrats Windy!

    And yet another fab card tutorial…. Thank you

  23. GORGEOUS! We don’t (yet) have that punch in Australia, but can’t wait to give this a try when we do! Looking forward to seeing photos of your new stamping space 🙂

  24. Love this card! Thanks for Zindorfing the bird! Takes that punch to another level for all of us not so – “think of it on your own types”!

  25. Michelle – this is beautiful – thanks!

  26. this is gorgeous. I need my bird punch darn backorder

  27. LOVE it! Thank you for giving this bird an eye!!! I can’t use this punch without one and it drives me crazy to see this cute little fellow without one!!! Your work is AMAZING!! I appreciate ll you share!

  28. michelle you are truly amazing … i just bought that two step punch from my demonstrator used it once now thats giving me more ideas to make them like the birds in my yard … gosh its so great running into your talent…. peace and harmony.. anne ….

  29. wow …i have admired your work for yrs.. and at christmas i just got this stampset … had the punch . ever since it came out .. now i need to buy not quit navy … cant wait to get started with your greatness my lady .. if you come to indiana .again let me know .. i didnt get in the last two times you ve been here .. 3rd times a charm … im so looking forward to meeting you .. yours in ink anne