two bluebirds

Welcome to my crafty blog. Today’s card uses a set from the current Stampin’ Up! annual catalogue that I haven’t used for a few months – the ‘birds and branches’. I think these little birds are so sweet, and they work for lots of different occasions. I’m getting back into the swing of combining blog challenges for cards as well, and have managed to bring three themes together for this one. The colours are from the new palette at Color Throwdown, the design picks up the new layout at Freshly Made Sketches, and I included three elements from TicTacToe‘s current grid – bird, thanks & embossing (the diagonal line from the top right)

I have to say that using inks with embossing folders is my new favourite technique! For this card, I started by dragging ‘espresso’ Adirondack ink across SU’s ‘bricks & mortar’ folder and then ran a piece of kraft card through it.

I then die cut the leafy circle from the ‘birds & more’ dies into it, and cut the leafy spray in dark brown card. I attached the kraft card to a 6×6 card blank and glued the dark brown leaves across the bottom of the circle, before stamping the sentiment in ‘potting soil’ Archival ink.

The final step was to stamp the two birds using ‘salvaged patina’ Distress Oxide and die cut them, before gluing them into place amongst the branches.

Thanks for dropping in. I’ve got a busy couple of days coming up so not sure whether I’ll manage to blog any cards as well – if I don’t I’ll definitely be back at the weekend. Take care everyone.

6 thoughts on “two bluebirds

  1. What a beautiful card Deborah! The inked embossing folder has given your brick wall so much character and I love the leafy circle with those sweet birds. Thank you for coming to play with us at Tic Tac Toe! Vicky x

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