Hey card making friends, and welcome back. Wow, took a little rest after STAMPtember, and yesterday I finally got my new computer. So I spent the day getting it all set up and all the programs loaded, and I’m back in the game full time, YEAH! And, just in time for Simon Says Stamp NEW Release tonight, SEASON of WONDER. I’m sharing a Die Cut Layered Berry Bird Card with you tonight. This beautiful little bird die had my heart from get go and I love that you can use it for any season.
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It’s a very fallish day outside my studio window today, so I decided to go with a fall vibe for today’s card. Also, this release has 2 new ink cube color sets, so my background is created with one of them, the Aspen, Sage and Pine trio included in the Green Trees Set.
How to create the Die Cut Layered Berry Bird Card:
Start by embossing a white 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of cardstock with the Pepperberry Bundles Embossing Folder. I chose this one because it has leaves and berries to mirror my art piece.
Next, Ink blend the background with the Pawsitively Saturated Inks in: Aspen, Sage and Pine.
Then, cut a piece of Midnight Green cardstock 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ and attach to the front of a top folding A2 sized white card base. 4-1/4″ x 11, score and fold at 5-1/2″.
Next, use Tear-ific tape to attach the embossed card front to the card base. PRO-TIP – I use Tear-ific Tape here because it’s super strong, tears very easily, and I can gently add it to the back of the piece without pushing the embossing flat.
How to create the Die Cut Layered Berry Bird Card – the bird:
Start by die cutting all the pieces for the bird and lay them out on the Waffle Flower Grip Mat. This thing is crazy good for holding little pieces in place so you can ink blend them and it cleans beautifully.
Ink Used: Bird: SSS Pawsitively Saturated Inks: Blush, Sunbeam, Latte, Cappuccino
Leaves: Distress Oxide Inks: Mowed Lawn and Pine Needles. Branch: Latte and Cappuccino
Berries: Cherry and Watermelon (from today’s other New Ink Cube Release: Red Berries). You could also add some purple to the berries as they are quite dark at this time of the year.
Next, Glue the bird layers together, then add the additional two leaves to the first leaf on the branch. Glue the bird to the branch, and then glue the berries to the branch. Add small pieces of foam tape to the back of this piece.
Putting it all together:
Start by die cutting the Warm Hugs sentiment from Neenah Desert Storm cardstock.
Next, ink blend it with the Cappuccino ink to darken it before using liquid glue to attach it to the top of the card front.
Then, attach the bird. Using a #10 White Gel pen, add a few highlights to the bird piece.
Finally, use the gold in the Gansai Tambi ink set to splatter the entire card front. This adds some beautiful bling to the piece and the color is very fallish!
Let me know if you want me to do a video on this card, I would love to make it again.
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