I mentioned before I won a gift certificate over at The Greetery a few months back and I took some time out right after I got them to test out different inks together to see what would work well together and when I showed my hubby he really liked this combo and said he really liked it so I saved my first time using it for his birthday card.
I did it a little backwards I should have stamped the bird first and then added the branches but I did the branches first so when it went to lining up the bird to sit on the branch, I was a tad off so I had to do some fixing but hubby liked it so that's all that matters. I think I am going to purchase the die for these, it comes with four birds two larger and two smaller, and Betsy shows on her blog how to line them up for stamping using the dies, think it will make things even easier, but as you can see her layered stamps line up wonderfully, it takes 4 layers of stamping to make up this bird.
I didn't buy her branch set but used one I already had. It looked a little plain so I took some very small clear gems and colored them with markers to bring a little more color to the card.
The Greetery - Robin and Wren stamp set, layered stamps
Scrappy Cat - Vine Flourish, colored w/markers
Mark Richards - Crystal gems, colored w/markers
We made it home from church yesterday with no problem but hubby had to go to work in the afternoon and it was a very slippery ride, thankfully they worked on the roads while he was working and the drive home last night was much better he said, we are getting round 2 of snow and then mix of rain and snow, then back to snow this evening, so it will be another interesting day. Thankfully we don't have to get out :)
Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by,