Fabulous site! I was inspired by Chickadee Bowl. I just love those sweet little birds!
The images are a mix of new and old from Our Daily Bread designs.After stamping the ornament and chickadee, I die cut the ornament w/ a circle die and the backing gold layer w/ a larger circle. I used the matching die for the chickadee (such a fabulous time saver!) and added a little color w/ copics. The pine branches were fussy cut.
Originally, I had a separate background using the music background, but it just didnít work so instead I stamped it w/ gold ink directly on the white card front. I thought I still needed a little separation between the main images and background, so I die cut a pine green frame and added a little texture. I just happened to have the red ring (from another project) and it was the right size so I added it inside the frame edge. Instead of adding another layer, I sponged the gold ink around the edges of the card front. A little gold bow w/ some added pine branch cut outs on top finished my 4.25 x 5.50 card.
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Registered: March 24, 2006 Location: Posts: 38799
Sat, Nov 03, 2012 @ 5:25 PM
Sister! We're gallery neighbors, with birds! What a wonderful, gorgeous mix of old and new! I never tire of that sweet lil chickadee, and your design just makes him shine. Love this!!!
------------------------------ Pat Smethers
"The Lord will guide you always; He will satisfy your needs in a sun scorched land and strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden." Isaiah 58:11
Registered: August 15, 2007 Location: Twin Cities MN Posts: 25593
Sat, Nov 03, 2012 @ 5:34 PM
WOW Julie..What a magnificent card and ornament! Your little chickadees and greenery are colored to perfection. I love the way you incorporated the branches into the left corner and have the bird sitting on them and the gold bow with additional boughs looks so festive and pretty!
Registered: June 29, 2004 Location: Sugar Land. Texas Posts: 53557
Sat, Nov 03, 2012 @ 5:47 PM
I am loving all those new stamps over at ODBD. I'm becoming a big fan of their stamps. Wish my stamping budget were bigger. Presently on a budget cut in that department.LOL But think I must have the little manger stamp for this Christmas season. Love these birds too, and your card certainly shows what all can be done with that stamp. BEAUTIFUL.