I fell in love with this pretty sketch from Freshly Made Sketches sketch 161, and I knew it would be perfect to use up one of the extra backgrounds I created last month while Thinking of a Pink Christmas.
Of course the main reason I fell in love with it was that it gave me the perfect excuse to use this new (for me) Plush Bow die from Memory Box. I must admit it I was a little daunted when I first saw it - it's so tiny and needs to be assembled. I managed it though and it is definitely worth it.
The background stamp is from Sizzix/Hero Arts called Birds 'n Trees. I embossed it with a pink embossing powder before dry embossing it with its own matching embossing folder.I cut the little bird from white card using the Memory Box Meadow Bird die. I embossed him 3 times with pink embossing powder and then twice with UTEE. I just love the marbled effect this creates.
The sentiment is from Waltzing Mouse Stamps Vintage Ornaments, which I also embossed in pink.
I've made up the elements for another 3 pink and 4 green cards using the same sketch, but I wanted to get this one finished and posted before the Linky closes for Freshly Made Sketches. I'll edit the post once they're done to include the others (if I remember) !!!
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ED. Here are the same cards in green. The background and envelope were stamped in Bundled Sage Distress Ink. It looks more olive here than in IRL. I used Clearsnap Pistachio EP on the bird and the sentiment.