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Vintage birds inspirational card using IBS May release Background Basics II and Big Hope sets

I hope you enjoyed yesterday's Inspired by Stamping Designer sneak peeks for our May release. Hold tight! We've got more on the way. Today we're highlighting the Background Basics II and Big Hope sets. Of course you know I just had to go vintage. It's such a pleasure for me to work with Joanna's stamps; they coordinate so well with my vintage ephemera.

See that wonderful chevron paper behind the little birdies? That was made using one of the new Background Basics II stamps on vintage paper. Isn't that just the coolest thing?

The sentiment stamped on the front is from the new Big Hope set. These "Big" sets are great, I have all of them now and use them often, both on the faces of my cards and inside as sentiments. Their large typeface makes them super easy to read.

The strip running vertically on the rectangle behind the birds isn't ribbon, that's the April Washi Tape set, which I do believe is back in stock. It's been so popular Joanna sold out!

For the inside sentiment I used the Big Notes set.

With each of her May 6th—May 10th blog posts, IBS owner Joanna Munster, will be giving away a $25 gift card to the IBS store. Just leave a comment on her blog to be eligible to win, only one comment per person and each winner will be randomly selected. Follow the links below to see what my fellow IBS Designers have created for you today.


IBS Background Basics II, Big Hope, Big Notes and Washi Tape stamp sets, cardstock, vintage ephemera, buttons, twine


  1. Anonymous7/5/13 11:08

    Love the chevron BG!

    Beautiful card, Shani.

  2. Fun design! Love all the green!

  3. Stunning - love those birds~

  4. So lovely Shani! Gorgeous!

  5. Shani, another inspirational card, I love the vintage feel of the card and the background of chevrons is so pretty.

  6. Tres magnifique, my friend! It has Shani style, which I happen to love. ;)

  7. Gorgeous Shani!! Love it and those birds are amazing :)

  8. Oh goodness, this card is FABULOUS! Love the green color scheme, and you're right - the IBS stamps go beautifully with your birdies! Lovely, lovely card, Shani!

  9. so so so lovely! Those bird accents are fantastic!

  10. I can almost feel the warm, soft feathers on your birds!! Beautiful!!

  11. Another lovely card. I love the birdies!


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