Birdhouse on a Branch
When I bought this stamp set of birdhouse images I expected it to be really neat to work with. But I soon realized that stamping the birdhouse on white and mounting it on color makes it look goofy. One would normally see through the bars to the background.
So for this one I used colored pencils to mimic the background color in the image and trimmed close around the birdhouse and chain. The backing piece was cut out with Nestabilities label 11 and embossed with a Cuttlebug folder, using only a portion of it for the top and another part for the bottom.
The piece was then brushed lightly with distress ink to bring up the texture more. I added a piece of calligraphy behind it and corner punched to mimic the edges of the centerpiece. A ribbon was added as a carrier for the gold peel-off greeting stickers.
I stacked chololate cardstock base, calligraphy, leafy piece and them popped up the birdhouse on foam dots. As a final touch I tied a bow in some soft cord to make it look like the birdhouse is tied to the chain.
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