I finally found time to create another card with the “Seasonal Branches” Bundle. Since my last card with this bundle, shown HERE, used brighter colors, I wanted this card to have a more “Earthy” feel. My main goal was to use some of the NEW “In Colors”. I chose Copper Clay, Wild Wheat and Basic White to work with.
I attached a 2″ strip of DSP from the NEW “In Colors” to the folded card base in Copper Clay. All of these prints have “White” in the patterns which makes them easy to use. I die cut the second largest shape from the “Countryside Corners” Dies in Basic White. Then I stamped the “berries” in “Black Memento” Ink. Then I colored them with Wild Wheat and lightly dotted with Copper Clay “Blends”. Two tree branch stems were die cut in Pecan Pie. This NEW “Core” color is one of my new favorite browns! After adhering the branches, I stamped, colored and die cut the bird. To raise the bird slightly off the card, I attached with a double layer of “Glue Dots”.
Next, I die cut a “frame” shape using the “Countryside Corners” Dies. I embossed the frame with the “Cross-Hatch” Embossing Folder, part of the “Basic 3D Embossing Folders” featured in the Online Exclusives. I placed the frame so the “debossed” side was facing up. This entire panel is lifted up with “Dimensionals”. I will confess, the “Brass Butterflies” were added to cover an ink smudge on the card! I tied a bow with the “In Color Jute Trim”, frayed the ends and added to the card with a glue dot. Cute and simple!