I just got back last night from a trip back to Michigan to visit with my Father in law, sister in law and brother in law, then the next day it was to see my brothers and sisters. The time goes by so quickly, but it was fun! I forgot to schedule a post for this weekend, but everyone received their cards so I can post them now :)
Have you seen the cards using the stampin up embossing folders, I just thought they would make a great Christmas card. HERE is a link to some of the cards using the image. I don't have that embossing folder but I do have one from Darcie so I first tried that, I made three of these.
I inked the embossing folder before embossing to get the tan background. I just wasn't as happy with them, so I tried using my birch tree die for the background instead and some tan cardstock for the background and was a little happier with my results. The birds wing was colored a little darker with ink before gluing it onto the bird and I colored his beak with a marker. Added a little grey chalk to the trees.
I was a bit happier with these so I went ahead and made the other 7 I needed using this design. These went out to my brothers and sisters and my hubby's brothers and sisters and my father in law.
I lost my list of supplies so I hope I have this is correct from Memory :)
Taylored Expressions -- Birch Tree die and Accessories dies (bird)
Poppystamps -- Stitched Landscapes (snow)
Darcie -- Birch tree embossing folder
Glitter Glue (walmart) for snow
Sentiment stamp -- from cardmaking and paper craft magazine
Thanks so much for stopping by, I know how busy things are this time of year. I have a lot to get finished before my daughter and son in law arrived Wednesday night. I may be a little late getting to everyone's post but I will get to them :)