Every now and then I get in one of those “CLEAR THE SHELVES I’M USING IT ALL” moods. Today’s card was the result of a recent episode – I used Free as a Bird stamps, Love of Leaves stamps and dies, and the Well Written dies.
- Stamps: Free as a Bird, Love of Leaves
- Color Palette: Very Vanilla, Bumble Bee, Shaded Spruce, Gold
- Accessories: Stampin Cut and Emboss machine, Stitched Leaves dies, Well Written dies, Gold Hoops Embellishments, Gold Foil, Stampin’ Blends and Color Lifter, Paper Snips, Bumble Bee Gingham Ribbon, All Purpose Glue, Stampin’ Dimensionals
I used the Color Lifter quite a bit to shade the bird. Even when I used both the light and dark Shaded Spruce blends, the colors were too strong for my eye. The color lifter allows you to shade and adjust tones almost infinitely.
Construction note: Use multipurpose glue to adhere your Gold Hoop Embellishment to your project. The sides of the hoop are flat, and if you put tiny dabs around the entire perimeter of the hoop, it will stay good and stuck!
Don’t you love those stitched lines I used in the background? They give the paper a lot of dimension without being too distracting. And look where else they fit:
I had to make two passes through the Cut & Emboss machine to cover the back flap but I’m pretty doggone pleased with the result.
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2 thoughts on “Mix and Match: Birds and Leaves”
So pretty!! I’ve wondered what to do with those gold rings… Going to play around with them this weekend!
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They’re such fun, and really do glue down well. I’ve found many ways to use them!
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