Create this woodland cards using the Iconic Dies from Stampin' Up! Both cards are inspired by Sam Hammond, a talented Stampin' Up! demonstrator in the UK. I added some of my own details - which is the idea behind CASEing cards. CASE stands for Copy and Share Everything. There is no need to create cards from scratch every time you sit down to stamp. CASEing cards means that I can start with a great idea from someone else, knowing that by the time I am done creating the card, it will have my own personal touches.
Card sketches are another similar idea to CASEing. They show measurements and the card design layout, allowing you to copy the design easily and quickly. Card sketches are often easier to use as the instructions and measurements included make creating much less frustrating. See Amy and Wendy's Card Recipes for my card sketches that make stamping easier.
Create it yourself!
Create the first bird card by die cutting the bird image on Basic White cardstock. I then added some Crumb Cake ink and also some Cherry Cobbler ink with blending brushes for additional texture and detail. This is easier than it looks, but I tend to be a bit sloppy and always end up with inky fingers!
Die cut the two branches out of Crumb Cake cardstock and then add the same colour ink for some texture. Alternatively, you could use a stronger colour such as Soft Suede. Create the fern die cuts with Soft Succulent cardstock and brush on Evening Evergreen ink for detail. These are my two favourite green tones right now.
Use the Stitched with Whimsy dies to add texture to the Basic White background. I used the fine tip glue pen to adhere the die cuts to the cut along with a few Stampin' dimensionals to pop up some elements.
Create the woodland mushroom card, with the same fantastic die cuts in the Iconic Die set by Stampin' Up! Die cut both the small and large mushrooms out of Basic White cardstock. Next, add some Cherry Cobbler ink to the mushroom tops with blending brushes and some Crumb cake ink to the mushroom stems. Create the fern and branch using the same colour combinations as the bird greeting card.
Emboss the background scalloped triangle using the bark embossing folder. I added a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock in the background to give a bold pop of colour that highlights the die cuts.
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