Hello, and welcome to my little crafty blog. I’m sharing a card I was asked to make for someone at work who is about to go on maternity leave. I thought the ‘Birds & Branches’ set from Stampin Up! was perfect for this, with the birds still having their eggs in the nest
I started by die cutting a circle in a piece of the SU ‘Forever Greenery’ designer paper, and used the leafy circle from the ‘Birds & More’ dies to cut a piece of coordinating card that would sit inside the circle.
I then stamped and cut out the two bird images, the eggs, and the nest
The began the fun bit of fitting them all together! I didn’t manage to get the leafy circle aligned completely with the hole in the designer paper, but decided that I quite liked the effect of it being slightly offset, so that more of the side with the branches showed. I stuck the nest behind the circle before then mounting the paper onto a 7×7 square card blank. I snipped into some of the leaves so the birds would tuck into them, and stuck then in using Pinflair glue, and then finally popped the eggs into the nest.
I finished the card with a ‘hello baby’ sentiment. I’m entering this card into this week’s Freshly Made sketches challenge https://freshlymadesketches.blogspot.com/ . I thought the circle with the nest, and the two birds picked up the elements of this week’s sketch.