2/17/2016 Update: Winner in the Top Three at AHSC!
Lots of spring colors going on for the sketch challenge card at Atlantic Hearts #146 this week. I was going to make something else until I viewed a Design Team card that resembled what I was going to do. I followed the old adage, "When life gives us lemons, we make lemonade!" So here's the colorful card I squeezed from the lemons...
I made the birdhouses with a ruler, pencil and scissors and then added a black roof to each, decorating them with white ink. Some little circles were punched and adhered for the holes. A panel of white cardstock was dry embossed and sponged. The remaining elements were die cut and all adhered to a white card base. The birdhouses, birds and sentiment panel were popped up on foam for dimension. The inside of the card was decorated with die cut branches and a bird. The leafy branches are only adhered at the stem end.
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Techniques: Stamping, sponging, die cutting, punch cutting, fussy cutting, dry embossing
Size: A7 (5" x 7")
Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted:
Stamps: Sassy Salutations
Inks: So Saffron, Pool Party; Color Box Fluid Chalk Rose Coral & Wisteria; Memento Tuxedo Black
Cardstock: Whisper White, Perfect Plum, So Saffron, Pool Party, Basic Black, White Vellum
DSP: scraps from stash
Dies: Spellbinders "Wonky Rectangles", Simon Says Stamp "Leaf Column Background and Outline"; Memory Box "Nestled Bird"
Punch: 1/2" circle punch
Misc.: Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (retired), Dimensionals, Uniball Signo White Gel Pen