I have seen so many cute cards using this fluffy bird from the “Perched in a Tree” stamp set so picking it for the Fall Blog Hop was a no brainer!
I started off by stamping the bird with Black Memento Ink. I used 5 blends to color him:
* Crumb Cake light for the head Light with a touch of dark; Crumb Cake Dark for the wing with a touch of light for blending; Balmy Blue Light & Dark for the body; SU500 from the skin tones for the beak and feet.
I made sure to use some of the same colors for the background blending from the bottom up Crumb Cake into Pool Party into Balmy Blue for the sky. Then I used the speckly stamp from the Perched in a Trr to emboss white “snow” all over.
The leaves on the front we cut using the leaves from the matching Aspen Trees Dies out of vellum. Then I put the back of the leave directly down in the ink pad to color them (balmy blue & crumb cake). When I pulled the vellum up there was pooling of ink that i really liked so I used the heat gun on low to dry them ASAP. I like the backside with the multiple colors better than the front so I mounted them back side out. I liked the wet look even though they were dry.
Also from the Aspen Dies I used the large tree trunk die to cut the front panel so you could see through the trees to the sky behind it. I used crumb cake and a blending brush to color the trees brown.
The mats are balmy blue and crumb cake. Here is the inside I love stamping an image then putting the sentiment over it.
Thank you for stopping at my blog please take some time and visit the rest of the Sunshine Stampin Up blogs as they are all amazingly talented!
Kari Reese – Kari’s Krafts
Frances Wagner – Wag Stamps
Renee Ewart – Renee’s Paper Crafts
Kim McPeek – Stampin McPeek << You are here now
Sherry Rishty – Sherry’s Stamping Studio
Robin Messenheimer – Robin’s Craft Room
|Perched In A Tree Bundle (English) ||Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends Combo Pack ||Balmy Blue Stampin’ Blends Combo Pack |
|Balmy Blue 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock ||Crumb Cake 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock |
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