new life

Hello crafty friends. Today’s card uses Stampin’ Up!’s ‘birds and branches’ set, which I always think is great for a slightly different new baby/ baby shower card. I’ve used it quite a few times in various ways and thought of it again when I saw the theme of ‘new’ for the current challenge at Time Out. I teamed it with the colour palette from The Paper Players – it works so well for a spring card and I added brown in as the neutral colour. I based the design on a card I saw a while back on Pinterest, although I can’t recall who made the original one (and I didn’t save it at the time!).

I started by stamping and die cutting the bird, nest and eggs. I don’t have the SU colours in inkpads, so substituted the nearest I have – ‘ripe persimmon’ for the bird (together with ‘walnut stain’), ‘dried marigold’ for the eggs and the ‘walnut stain’ for the nest.

I then trimmed a piece of watercolour card to fit an A6 card blank and used the ‘dried marigold’ and a waterbrush to add a colour wash to the centre. I’ve had this card for ages so it was about time I got round to using it! I then stamped the branches in ‘walnut stain’ and added the leaves with ‘lucky clover’. The sentiment is from the ‘art gallery’ set.

I mounted the watercolour card onto a piece of SU ‘early espresso’ card and then onto the card blank. I added the nest and bird with foam pads and glued the eggs into place.

Thanks for dropping in – hope you like this one. I’m definitely feeling that I’m back in the stamping zone now!

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