Embossed Birds ‘n’ Trees Card

Embossed Birds ‘n’ Trees Card

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This card was made for the Perfectly Rustics Challenge No. 36 – Embossing – where we are to use wet or dry embossing on our project. (http://perfectlyrustics.com/2014/11/17/prdc-36-embossing/).

For the background panel on this card, I used the Sizzix “Stamp & Emboss – Birds ‘n’ Trees” set which includes both the embossing folder and coordinating large background stamp.  I stamped the background on My Mind’s Eye Nutmeg “Boy” Southwest Paper from the Indie Chic collection using Gina K Warm Cocoa ink first.  Then the images were lined up in the embossing folder and run through my Cuttlebug.  The Greeting was from the Gina K Designs “Winter Cheer” stamp set and was stamped using Gina K Dark Chocolate ink.  The My Mind’s Eye card stock is heavily textured which made it difficult to get clean, stamped images so I used my MISTI to stamp the background and greeting because I needed to stamp them each multiple times.  (For more information on the MISTI, check out my earlier post HERE.)  Gina K Warm Cocoa card stock was used for the mats and card base.  I added some ribbon, twine and a mini wooden snowflake ornament I got at Michaels (this is the smaller of the two sizes that came in the pack of 20) to finish off this simple card.

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