Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Inspiration Challenge #41: Birdhouse Tree

OK, I have held out this long, but since it's Thanksgiving week and the start of the holiday season, I am just warning you... the next few ICs will most likely feature something related to Christmas. I love Christmas, Christmas stamps, Christmas paper... you get the idea. To kick it off, I thought this fun birdhouse tree from Jackson & Perkins would be a great challenge. Sorry this pic is so small - you'll definitely want to click the link and zoom in. Don't feel obligated to make a Christmas card - I didn't!

The layout for my card is today's SCS sketch challenge. I loved the white against the red so I first took the Boho Blooms background and stamped in whisper white craft ink on riding hood red cardstock. To make sure it was good and white, I embossed with white EP. I made it the large square panel from the sketch, and for something different I layered it with white cardstock and put it onto a black card base.

The rest of the stamps are from Bella Blossoms. I embossed the large flower twice, with Versamark and clear EP on riding hood red cardstock, and with black EP on white cardstock. Then I cut out the red flower and adhered over the black stem. On the white strip, I did some white on white embossing - can you see it? I used Versamark and white EP with the smaller flower stamp. I overlaid a band of narrow black grosgrain ribbon and the embossed sentiment oval, then mounted both the sentiment and the large flower on dimensionals.

Come and play - Christmasy or not, I'd love to see what you create! This week's SCS keyword is DSIC41, and don't forget to leave me a comment with a link so everyone can see.

Hope everyone has a very happy Thanksgiving!


Anonymous said...

Wow, you complete changed your whole look on your blog! Now please tell me---you did that very recently!
What a cute tree----great to get me in the mood!

Teresa Kline said...

I am luvin this little tree, so glad you didn't wait any longer to post it....i hope to get a caard done tonight. *~*

Teresa Kline said...

here is mine, with with the Christmas bird to go with the birdhouse adorable! *~*