Freshly Made Sketches #269

It’s been a little while since I’ve participated in a card challenge.  I love the simplicity of Freshly Made Sketches, so I thought I’d give it a go today.  Here is the latest sketch…

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When I saw this sketch, I immediately thought of those oh so popular birch trees.  Unfortunately, I don’t own any birch tree stamps or digital files, so I went to Etsy to see what I could find.  Lo and behold, I found a lovely set of PNG and vector files from Amanda Ilkov’s Etsy shop.  Using my Silhouette Cameo, I created a few cut files for this card (the birch trees and the cardinal).

 

Here’s what I came up with…

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After cutting my files, I used Mermaid Lagoon (my new favorite) Distress Ink to ink blend the background.  I didn’t go with complete coverage because I wanted to mimic the sky.  I used a Copic marker to give some gray shading to the tree trunks.  I glued the trees to the base and used some dimensional glue dots to adhere the cardinal.  I black heat embossed the sentiment from the Hero Arts Stamp and Cut Yes set.  To balance the black greeting, I added a thin black strip down the left side of the card.  I sprayed some shimmer spray to give it a little extra (even though you can’t see it in the photo)!   I settled on a light gray card base and attached the panel.

I hope you like it!

 

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7 thoughts on “Freshly Made Sketches #269

  1. Beautiful card and what a great idea to use birch trees for the vertical elements! Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

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  2. I love those trees. I love finding new files for my Cameo, but I tend to collect them and not use them. So bad. I should go look at see what I have and try to use one. 🙂 The sky is beautiful and you used my family’s favorite bird to watch at our feeder. 🙂 Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

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