Wednesday, July 24, 2019

A Bird Ballad Christmas--#tgifc221

This week's TGIF Challenge is "Christmas in July".  Love this theme!  I decided to use one of my current favorites, the Free as a Bird stamp set, and turn the big bird into a Christmas Chickadee and several of the leaf images into a wreath:

To create my wreath I stamped, colored (with Stampin' Blends) and fussy cut 20 leaf images.  I arranged these on a Soft Suede circle cut using two concentric dies from the Layering Circles dies (the third and fourth largest).  The bird was colored with Stampin' Blends in Chickadee colors: Basic Black light; Smoky Slate combo, Crumb Cake combo, and So Saffron light for a bit of the beak.   I added Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels to complete the wreath.  

The wreath is layered over a banner created out of Real Red card stock and embossed with the Scripty 3D embossing folder.  I wiped my Soft Suede ink pad directly on the inside of the embossing folder before adding the banner and putting it through the die cutting machine.    The card base is Whisper White thick card stock covered with a piece of the wood texture paper design from the Pressed Petals designer series paper pack (also a current favorite!). 

The greeting is from the Dashing Deer stamp set.

If you are in the mood for a little Christmas in July inspiration, head over to the TGIF Challenges blog here.

Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope I gave you a bit of new inspiration for the Free as a Bird stamp set.--Sara Nell 


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