I love the Memory Box Woodland Branch die because you can use it in so many ways and you can have it bare or add as many leaves as you want, in any size you want too. I decided to use the Memory Box Grove leaves for my branch today. For the flowers I used the bigger set of flowers from the Taylored Expressions Arbor Accessories die set. The big cardinal is from the Cheery Lynn Designs Feathered Friends die set, there are 4 different birds that come in this set. Finished it off with Memory Box Happy Birthday garland . Finished it off with a couple small cardinals perched on the garland from the Poppystamps Cheery Cardinals die set. You may recognize the little cardinals I used them on my first project I did for the design team.
For the background I just cut a piece of cardstock with my scalloped scissor and then took my Tumbled Glass Distress ink and sponged the sky.
Add details with your markers as I did with the cardinals eye and beak. I added a little bit of darker red chalk to his wing. Isn't the details on these birds terrific and all in the set are that way. I've also added a bit of Fruit punch stickles to the inside of the flowers for a bit of shimmer.
Another tip is when you have small pieces to apply to a project like the little leaves, run a strip of the paper or card stock you are using through your Xyron and then cut using your die, peel off the backing with your nails or your piercing tool like in the picture below and add them to your project.
All links to the dies are in the description above.
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