CASology – New Year’s Branch

There is still time to play along with the CASology challenge – BRANCH; it is an extended deadline!

I thought I’d post some more inspiration for you:

Bird Greets the New Year | by karen h @ carefree creations

I created this card based on an illustration I found searching the internet for ideas. I loved the colors and the inclusion of a bird for new years.

The hardest thing about making this was getting the bird colored! The stamp is a 2-step image so I had to do LOTS of selective inking and masking. And it took 4 tries to get it to this (not perfect, but after four tries, it was good enough).

I hope you join us at CASology- the challenge doesn’t end until Monday, January 6!

happy new year
Stamps: Winter Woods, Keep it Simple-New Year (Papertrey Ink – PTI);
Ink: Watermelon, Blueberry (Stampin’Up – SU); Smoke (Simon Says Stamp); Sno Cone (My Favorite Things);
Paper: Watermelon, Crumb Cake (SU); Rustic White (PTI);
Other: Winter Woods die, Herb Garden stencil (PTI); Twig & Berries die (Memory Box);