Sunday, January 6, 2013

Red Birds and Tree Stump

One of my favorite cards to make is one with a little scene on it.  Here's a cheerful scene with red birds, a tree stump, grass, and a sunny sky, all on a kraft tag with a little black frame and black-and-white patterned background.  A bit of embossing adds a tree-bark texture to the stump.

Card details:
  • Card stock is Neenah solar white and Papertrey Ink (PTI) pure poppy (red), new leaf (green), harvest gold (yellow), kraft, and true black.  Note: the gray border is background, not part of the card.
  • My homemade patterned paper is computer-printed.  It's repeating text lines of periods and asterisks in Papyrus font. 
  •  The dies are My Favorite Things fresh cut grass and PTI tag sale #7 (3-piece tag with frame), heart-2-heart #9 (birds), ad sense (sun), and party poppers (used for the tree stump).
  • I used a black Copic multiliner to add dots for the birds' eyes.
  • The tree stump is textured with Tim Holtz Sizzix stripes embossing folder.
  • Twine is maraschino (red) by The Twinery.
Created for Operation Write Home, "supporting our nation's armed forces by sending blank handmade greeting cards to write home on, as well as cards of gratitude to encourage them." (237)

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