Tuesday Morning Sketches 229 has a wonderful sketch to play with. I used the colors that I had on my table from the other cards I created. I did pull some dark brown that I needed so I could participate in Just Us Girls Challenge 220. It's been forever since I've participated in one of their challenge.
For the stamped bird, I first masked off the branches and inked up the bird (Momento Rhubard Stalk) and stamped it. Cleaned off my stamp, masked the bird this time and inked up the branches with Stampin Up Cube (Chocolate Chip) which I really love. To be honest, I've never done this before. I've masked images the old fashioned way a bejillion times but never right on the stamp. I first saw it on the a video by Jennifer McGuire. I think it turned out lovely. The sentiment, I double stamped it, giving a shadow effect (which I learned from Jennifer as well). The lighter brown is Color Box Mudslide. I'm very happy with the result. On the inside of the card, I stamped the bird image again in the bottom right hand corner to tie it all in.
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