Sometimes these types of cards are my favorite.
I love how the brown "flourish" limb stands out amid the lightly colored background. I used the Resting bird image from Memory box and paired it with the Alpha background (because I saw the great Dave Brethaueer pair these stamps together and I love how they looked!)
Tip: In order to get the look of different hues on the background stamp, first ink the whole stamp in the lighter color (soft sky). Then, take a marker in a darker color (bordering blue) and outline the stamp and then run the marker along the bottom edge of each row of letters. When you stamp--you get a neat blend of the two colors. Very easy but neat results!
The sentiment is part of the Thanks stamp by Inkadinkado (very elegant--I love using it all together or just masking off the Thanks as I did in this card!)
Here is a close up of the card:
This picture shows the dimension of the middle layer with the flourish and the bird. I cut out the flourish and then embossed it with the mosaic embossing folder. The two light blue squares in the background are embossed with the textile embossing folder. A piece of May Arts sheer white ribbon adds a bit of elegance to this. Finally, I added a few Robin's nest water dew drops under the sentiment!
Materials used: Stamps-Resting Bird, Alpha Background (Memory Box), Thanks sentiment (Inkadinkadoo); ink-soft sky, blue bayau, bordering blue marker (Stampin' Up!); cardstock-vanilla, soft sky, blue bayau, close to cocoa (Stampin' Up!); Cuttlebug embossing folders-Textile, Mosaic (Provocraft); Cuttlebug (Provocraft); Robin's Nest water dew drops; May Arts ribbon; Quik Kutz flourish die; sponge; dimensionals (SU!).
You can find all of the stamps the ribbon and a great selection of embossing folders and Robin's nest dew drops at Stamper's Dream! Check it out when you have lots of time---Michelle has this store stocked with amazing things!
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