Hello friends! Well, so far I can say I survived the blizzard of 2016! I watched the news last night before I went to bed, and as of then we already had over 27" of snow on the ground and it was still falling. Thankfully I spent the day yesterday nice and warm in my craft space, though today I'll be out shoveling. I can't even see my car!
Today at The Paper Players, the amazing Nance has an awesome sketch for us to play along with, and the Design Team really rocked this one. My version is rather spring-like, a far cry from what lies outside my front door.
I knew what stamp set I wanted to use for this sketch right away, my brand new Color Layering Bird and Branch stamp set and dies from Hero Arts. I used the mirror image of the sketch so my bird would be facing the center of the card, and substituted the branch for the smaller banner. This stamp set layers up so nicely. I love it and know I'll get a lot of use out of it.
I'm playing along with a couple of other challenges today: the colors at Color Throwdown, and the "critters" theme at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge.
The images were stamped first, then die cut. For the background of my circle, I just did a little sponging with some Soft Sky ink. The sentiment is from a set by Technique Tuesday.
Stamp Sets: Color Layering Bird and Branch (Hero Arts), Rhododendron (Technique Tuesday)
Card Stock: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Primrose Petals (SU)
Patterned Paper: More Amore (SU)
Ink Pads: Crumb Cake, Primrose Petals, Blushing Bride, Soft Sky, Early Espresso, Baked Brown Sugar
Tools: Big Shot, Circles Dies (Sizzix), Color Layering Bird and Branch Dies (Hero Arts)
Accessories: Enamel Dots (My Minds Eye)
Thanks so much for visting, and please visit the rest of the team at The Paper Players! We hope you'll play along, too!