I got my inspiration from this card here http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/2541018. I loved how she placed scenery in the form of a strip down one side of the card with elements off to the side of it. I enjoyed making the leaves by spraying them with a mix of water & glycerin in a spray bottle and crumbled them up to make wrinkles. I opened them up a bit and let them dry. After they dried I blotted them with some brown ink. So the bird did not look like it was floating in the air, I added a branch behind it. The bird was stamped 2 x's and I was able to cut parts from one bird to add an extra layer. The neck feathers were created by using Tulip Puffy paint. Finished off the bird with a party hat sequin from off the floor. No seriously! It was from the craft room floor! Have no idea where it came from or how it ended up on the floor but it worked!!
Even though I have not posted photos of cards lately but I have been busy! Hopefully I will get more posted soon!.
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Sizzix Branch & Leaves
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