Welcome to my crafty blog. Today’s card is one I’ve made for friends who are expecting their first baby. I think this set from Stampin’ Up! (Birds and Branches) is just perfect for these cards. I’ve made several with them already – I just love the eggs in the nest!
I’ve used a couple of design challenges this week as the inspiration for the card. Freshly Made Sketches has this great design (https://freshlymadesketches.blogspot.com/)
and I took the colours from the Color Throwdown Challenge (https://colorthrowdown.blogspot.com/)
I started with the green colours, first cutting cut the circular die from the Stampin Up! set, and then two more circles in lighter shades using the increasing sizes from a set of nested circular dies.
I then stamped & cut out the two birds in grey, the nest in a kraft colour, and the eggs in a pale green.
All I then needed to do was mount them onto the card, to sit over the right lower part of the circle
I had no idea what birds they might be in grey and white, so decided to do a little research. The nearest I could find (thanks to the RSPB website) is a bird called the pied flycatcher, which is a migratory visitor to the UK in the summer (I told you last time that crafting is educational!).
If you’ve got time, follow this link to the RSPB website – there’s a gorgeous recording of the pied flycatcher’s song (https://www.rspb.org.uk/birds-and-wildlife/wildlife-guides/bird-a-z/pied-flycatcher/). Enjoy!