Thursday, April 9, 2009

Crackled Bird

Stamp Set: Touch of Nature, Fresh Cuts, Crackled background.
Card Stock: Always Artichoke - 8 1/2 x 5 1/2, 3 3/4 x 2 3/4, 2 1/2 x 3
Bordering Blue - 3 1/2 x 2 1/2, 2 1/2 x 2 3/4, scrap piece
Mellow Moss - 5 1/4 x 4
Very Vanilla - 3 1/4 x 2 1/4, 2 scrap pieces
Inks: Mellow Moss, Brocade Blue, Close to Cocoa.
Accessories: Very Vanilla Ribbon, sponge dauber, Punches: 2" circle, 2 1/4" circle, 2 1/2" scallop circle, corner rounder.
Instructions: Load Mellow Moss ink onto Crackled background stamp and stamp onto Mellow Moss card stock. Load Mellow Moss ink onto "fern" from Touch of Nature stamp set and stamp onto rectangular Very Vanilla card stock two or three times randomly and over the edges. Glue onto rectangular Bordering Blue, then onto rectangular Always Artichoke. Glue this matted card stock onto Mellow Moss crackled card stock on right side. Load Close to Cocoa ink onto "bird on a branch" from Touch of Nature stamp set and stamp onto Very Vanilla scrap piece. Using the 2" circle punch position the bird where you want it and punch out, then use a sponge dauber to ink the edges in Mellow Moss. Punch out a 2 1/4" circle from the Bordering Blue and punch out the scallop circle from Always Artichoke. Glue the Very Vanilla bird to the Bordering Blue circle, then mat onto Always Artichoke scallop circle. Glue this piece onto Crackled Mellow Moss overlapping the matted "fern". Glue ribbon around the bottom edge of crackled Mellow Moss. Cut another piece of ribbon to make knot on the left side. Load Bordering Blue ink onto "for you" from the Fresh Cuts stamp set and stamp onto scrap piece of Very Vanilla. Use Corner Rounder punch on top left corner and bottom right corner of "for you" and scrap Bordering Blue. Use sponge dauber to ink the edges in Mellow Moss of Very Vanilla "for you". Glue on top of ribbon onto "fern". Done.

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