Stampin’ Up! Birds and Branches Card for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Hi Stampers, today for our hop we have a sketch challenge.  Inking up the Birds and Branches stamp set was so fun.  Birds and Branches was one of the first sets I ordered.  I love birds and have several feeders out in the backyard so I can see all the winged birdies that visit the garden.  Right now I have a Chickadee nesting in one of my birdhouses which inspired my color choices for my card.  Enjoy the hop today and do visit all the other talented ladies that have created cards today.

The sketch:

Stampin’ Up! Birds and Branches:

The recipe:

Card base: Whisper White 4-1/4 x 11, scored at 5-1/2

Mat: In Good Taste DSP 4 x 5-1/4

Mat strip: Whisper White 2-1/4 x 5-1/4

Embossed strip: Early Espresso 2 x 5-1/4 Embossed with the Greenery EF

Art Piece: Whisper White largest Circle Stitched Shape Die

The details:

  • Stamp the images from the Birds and Branches onto Whisper White card stock as follows:
  • Bird nest: Ink in Soft Suede and add some Early Espresso at the bottom of the nest with a sponge dauber to give the nest some dimension
  • Birds: Ink the solid bird image with Crumb Cake and then follow with the details bird image with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
  • Eggs: Ink with Crumb cake and add some Early Espresso Ink with a sponge dauber at the bottom for shadow
  • Die cut the nest, birds and eggs using the coordinating Birds and More Die
  • Die cut the leaves twice using the die from Birds and More in Old Olive and once in Granny Apple Green card stock.
  • Shadow the Old Olive leaves with some Mossy Meadow ink and a sponge dauber
  • Stamp your sentiment onto the Circle using the saying from Many Mates stamp set

Putting the card together:

  • Adhere your In Good Taste DSP to the front of the card with adhesive
  • Adhere your Early Espresso embossed panel to the Whisper White mat strip
  • Adhere this to the front of the card with Dimensionals
  • Attach your circle art piece to the center of the thin panel strip
  • Adhere your Old Olive greenery to the bottom of the circle (I cut the ends off to make the greenery a bit shorter)
  • Cut up the Granny Apple Green greenery and tuck it among the Old Olive greenery for add color
  • Attach your nest to the bottom of the circle and on top of the greenery with Dimensionals
  • Tuck one bird underneath the nest on the left with Glue Dots
  • Attach the other bird with Dimensionals on the topside of the bird nest  on the bottom right side
  • Tuck in the 3 eggs and attach with Glue Dots

Finishing details:

  • Add a double Linen Thread bow to the left bottom on the bird nest
  • Adhere some medium and small pearls here and there to the front of the card and your are finished

Here is our team:

Alright, on with the hop!  Click the button below to hop over to see what the rest of the team created for you today:

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And just in case you get lost along the way, here is a list of the team members involved in the hop today:

Amy Koenders:

Mary Deatherage:

Kristi Gray:

Jaimie Babarczy:

Karen Finkle:

Eva Dobilas:

Akiko Sudano:

Karen Ksenzakovic:

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17 Replies to “Stampin’ Up! Birds and Branches Card for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop”

  1. Oh, Kristi, I LOVE this card! I too have several feeders and love to photograph the birds. This is one I will likely CASE! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Oh my goodness Kristi, that is amazing!! I love the design and the woodgrain background is perfect!! 😀

  3. Oh my goodness!! I love this, Kristi! That little bird scene on the wood-grain is perfection! 🙂

    1. I can’t believe I said “Oh My Goodness” and so did Amy. I TOTALLY didn’t copy her! 🙂

  4. WOW!!! This is amazing Kristi 🙂 Love the woodgrain DSP and the embossing folder you used. They are both perfect with your design

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