Birds & Branches for The Spot Sketch Challenge #111

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you my cute card that I made for this week’s sketch challenge over at The Spot!  Since I am featuring the new 2020-2022 In Colors this week, I picked one of them to focus on today. I also picked the new Birds and Branches Bundle to showcase on my project.  I think this stamp set and die bundle is super cute and it was so easy to work with I was hugely impressed.  Here is a look at my card.  

Birds & Branches Bundle, Misty Moonlight, Bumblebee, Tasteful Textile 3d embossing folder, Rick Adkins, Stampin' Up!

I started off my card design today by picking the colors I wanted to use.  I knew I wanted to feature Misty Moonlight on my card, so I picked two coordinating colors to go along with it.  I chose Crumb Cake, and Mossy Meadow.  Both play nicely with the soft denim hue of Misty Moonlight.  I also through in Bumblebee with these three colors just for a little fun.  

Birds & Branches Bundle, Misty Moonlight, Bumblebee, Tasteful Textile 3d embossing folder, Rick Adkins, Stampin' Up!

Next, I took my 3 7/8” x 3 7/8” piece of Crumb Cake Cardstock and used the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder to add some incredibly beautiful texture to my card.  The Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder lets you cozy up to your crafting projects with the added look of a warm, luxurious fabric.  The embossing folder adds a rich texture on feminine and masculine projects alike.  Embossing folders make it so easy to make a great impression and they are so easy to work with.  All you need to do is place your flat cardstock in the embossing folder, run it through a die-cutting and embossing machine, and out comes cardstock with a bold texture design.  3D embossing folders take embossing to a whole new level, with deeper, more detailed impressions than standard embossing folders.  

Birds & Branches Bundle, Misty Moonlight, Bumblebee, Tasteful Textile 3d embossing folder, Rick Adkins, Stampin' Up!

After embossing the Crumb Cake Cardstock, I added it to a Mossy Meadow layer that was cut at 4” x 4”.  I then took a piece of Misty Moonlight Cardstock and cut out the circle image with the branches and leaves.  I then used my largest scalloped circle and cut it out completely.  The branch circle die cut is the same size as the largest circle die in the Layering Circle Dies.  Before adding the circle-die cut to my card, I added two pieces of 2020-2022 In Color Designer Series Paper.  One was in Bumblebee and has the polka dot pattern.  The second is a wood grain pattern in Misty Moonlight.  Both pieces were cut at 1” x 3 7/8”.  

Birds & Branches Bundle, Misty Moonlight, Bumblebee, Tasteful Textile 3d embossing folder, Rick Adkins, Stampin' Up!

I then stamped one of the bird images from the stamp set.  This is a layering (two step) set with a watercolor look.  I started out by stamping the silhouette image in Daffodil Delight Classic Ink.  And then stamped the detailed layer in Crumb Cake Classic Ink. I added the wing in Basic Gray Classic Ink over the other stamped layers.  This creates a progressively darker color with each layer you stamp.  I then stamped the bird’s little feet before taking the matching dies to cut both images out.  I layered them together with a little liquid glue.  Before placing it on my card front. 
 
Birds & Branches Bundle, Misty Moonlight, Bumblebee, Tasteful Textile 3d embossing folder, Rick Adkins, Stampin' Up!

Next, I stamped the flower image in Daffodil Delight Classic Ink on Bumblebee Cardstock.  I stamped the other image onto Mossy Meadow cardstock in matching ink.  I then cut them both out with their matching dies.  I added the mossy meadow leaves to the circle image; and popped the flowers up on Dimensionals.  I stamped the sentiment in Crumb Cake Classic Ink on a strip of Crumb Cake Cardstock.  I added it to the card front with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  

Birds & Branches Bundle, Misty Moonlight, Bumblebee, Tasteful Textile 3d embossing folder, Rick Adkins, Stampin' Up!

I then added the card front to a piece of Misty Moonlight Cardstock cut at 8 ½ x 4 ¼ scored at 4 ¼.  I finished off my card by adding a 4 x 4 piece of Whisper White Cardstock to the inside of the card with the nest and bird stamped on the inside.  I then added a few of the Misty Moonlight Enamel Dots to the center of each flower.  


Here is a look at the sketch that inspired my card today. Thank you for dropping by I hope that you take time this week and play along with use over at The Spot Creative Challenge.  The new products that I have showcased today will be available on June 3, 2020.  If you want to get your hands on these items early you can join my team and add them to your starter kit.  Which, by the way is the best deal in the catalog!  You will find all the items to add to your shopping list and shopping carts in the shopping list below.  
Happy Stampin' 
Rick Adkins 


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Rick