I am getting a slow start today. I started out drinking my coffee in front of the dining room window where I can see the birds at my bird feeders. Next thing I know I have my camera in hand taking photos, for about 2 hours, of all my little feathered friends. I knew I had been taking photos for some time since my arms are tired from holding up my camera with a telephoto lens, which is very heavy. I need to edit the photos and hopefully there is something there worth sharing with you and to use as reference in my paintings. Long story short, Since I got a late start today, I decided to use the new Stampin’ Up Extra Large Two Step Bird Punch (item #117191) and Stampin’ Up Inspired by Nature Stamp Set (item #111656) that I had used in a winter scene on my last tutorial, since they were still out on my desk. Today’s tutorial is using all warm colors to get an entirely different look. Don’t you just love supplies you can use in a bunch of different ways.
Let’s get started. . . . . . . .
|Stamps: Stampin’ Up! Inspired by Nature|
|Paper: Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Whisper White, Really Rust and Apricot Appeal|
|Ink: Stampin’ Up! Really Rust, Basic Black, Bravo Burgundy and Apricot Appeal|
|Accessories: Stampin’ Up Sponge, Brayer, Top Note Die, Big Shot Machine, Extra Large Two Step Bird Punch|
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Using my Big Shot Die Cut Machine and the Top Note Die, cut a Top Note out of Whisper White card stock.
Brayered Apricot Appeal ink at the top of the panel.
Brayered Really Rust ink at the top of the panel, not covering the Apricot Appeal ink entirely.
Brayered Bravo Burgundy ink at the very top of the panel.
Stamped the Inspired by Nature Grass stamp using Basic Black ink. I paid close attention to where the bent piece of grass would be in the scene.
Sponged Basic Black ink at the bottom of the card stock.
Punched the Extra Large Two Step Bird Punch twice out of Basic Black card stock.
Cut a 4.75″ x 6.25″ panel out of Apricot Appeal and Brayered Really Rust at the top of it.
Layered the main image panel with an Apricot Appeal Panel, and then a Really Rust Panel. Cut 4, 1″ squares from Basic Black card stock and adhered them to the back side of the corners of the Really Rust Panel so that about 1/8″ of the squares showed on the from side of the panel.
Assembled the card and adhered the birds on the front. Here is the finished card measuring 5″ x 6.5″.
May you have some time to enjoy nature today. Even if it is just from a window.
Until my next post. . . . . . . . .
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