Friday, 27 August 2010

Bird on a Branch stamp is also for Christmas

As I only got my Bird on a Branch set recently, I decided to try a Christmas card with it to see how well it works year round. The sandy speckle stamp made me think of snow so I used that as my starting point.

Stamp sets: Bird on a Branch, Season of Joy (sentiment)
Cardstock: Not Quite Navy, Whisper White, Bordering Blue
Ink: Craft Whisper White, Basic Black, White Gel Pen
Punch: Eyelet Border
Satin Ribbon: Whisper White
Other: White EP

I stamped the bare branch and the bird in Basic Black on Bordering Blue card and then stamped around them with Craft Whisper White. I left the Craft ink to dry as I wanted a more subtle, less contrasty effect and then I drew snow onto the branch with the White Gel Pen. This was matted onto a layer of Whisper White punched with the Eyelet Border and popped up on dimensionals. The sentiment was stamped in Craft Whisper White but this time was heat embossed with White EP. White Satin Ribbon was tied around the card front.

If you'd like to get hold of the Bird on a Branch set at a discount, reduced from £14.95 to £11.96, then email me at soon. This offer ends on 31 August 2010.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sara xx


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Clare *Littlebear* said...

This is really beautiful Sara.
Clare x

Deezines Art said...

A very beautiful a stylish Christmas card - Jacqueline xx

Elizabeth said...

Just lovely Sara - great idea to use the white gel pen - I feel it calling me right now! LOL

Maria said...

Wow how lovely is this card and I so would never have thought of this one as a Christmas stamp set.
Thank you for sharing.

Lesley said...

I just loved this card and just had to case it - with of course my variation - will of course give you credit if I blog it - hope you don't mind best wishes Lesley x

Yvonne said...

I just adore this card .. how different you have made this stamp set look. Beautiful x