Thursday, August 27, 2009

New Nest

As soon as I saw this week's sketch at 2 Sketches 4 You, I knew just what I wanted to do with it. After working on this card for parts of two evenings, here's what I ended up with.

I started with the nest and a portion of one of the tree images from the DoodleFactory Into the Woods stamp set from Starving Artistamps. The image is colored with Copic markers and layered on a pair of circles to coordinate with the colors in the October Afternoon designer paper that covers most of the cardfront.

I added a coordinating solid cardstock panel, covered with a strip of grosgrain ribbon. The image panel overlaps the lower portion of this panel. I added a cheery matching bow to the top of the image where it meets the panel.

I used a fancy border punch to decorate the edges of the Kiwi Kiss layer underneath the patterned paper. It took a few tries to get the corner done right, but I really like how it looks. The sentiment is stamped directly on the patterned paper--it almost blends in, but it's there! If you want to get your hands on a set of these fun images for yourself, don't forget to use the code savetenLT to save 10% on this and all DoodleFactory and Starving Artistamps purchases at Starving Artistamps.

Materials Used:
DoodleFactory Into the Woods stamp set and Woods Sentiments set (Starving Artistamps); white cardstock (Gina K Designs); Tuxedo Black ink (Memento); markers (Copic); Cool Caribbean Classic ink, Kiwi Kiss and Kraft cardstock, sponge, mat pack and paper piercing tool, (Stampin' Up!); Aqua Mist cardstock, Aqua Mist button, twine (Papertrey Ink); designer paper (October Afternoon); circle and scalloped circle dies (Nestabilities); green grosgrain ribbon (Michaels); border punch (Martha Stewart)


  1. Darling!! I love your work :)
    Thanks for playing at 2S4Y!

  2. Stunning. Love it
    Thanks so much for playing along with us at

  3. This is gorgeous. Love that paper, it adds a unique look.

  4. This turned out really cute.

  5. Beautiful card! ....and YAY!!!Congrats on being in the fab 5!

  6. Congratulations on making the fab five with your card!

  7. Congrats on making the Fab 5! Your card is really cute! :)


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