Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Cottage Greetings


This card was inspired by the sketch challenge this week at JUST ADD INK.
JAI #275

As soon as I saw this sketch I knew I wanted to do a little peek-a-boo card - and that was my starting point!


I punched my circle from my card, and then thought, ... now what? I looked at my collection of  Embossing folders and then my card design was done - some woodgrain immediately gave me the ideas to make this little cutie!!  I stamped inside the circle with Hardwood and then punched my little bird with our lovely new corrugated cardstock.   I love the wing made from a paper doily - isn't that so sweet!!


and then to embellish my little 'birdhouse', I stamped the tiny flower from Cottage Greetings and punched it with the Tree Builder punch - the shape it not totally exact, but it's pretty jolly close!!  I was thrilled with the effect!


To make those little tiny flowers see fuller I then punched with the Itty Bitty flower punch and added some branches from the bird builder punch.


 The greeting also comes from Cottage Greetings - and it's wrapped with some silver bakers twine around some Tip Top Taupe punched with the little banner punch!!  LOTS of punches used on this card!!



2 comments:

  1. Loving the texture and earthy colours Julia, lovely use of the Just Add Ink sketch. Thanks for joining us this week.

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  2. This is beautiful Julia! Love how you've used the circle as a cut out, such a great idea! Thanks for playing along with us at Just Add Ink :)

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