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Nov 18, 2021

Clean and Simple Card with PB Snowy Perch and Some Stenciling

Hello and welcome!

It's time for some midmonth inspiration at Stamping Sensations, still plenty of time to join us if you haven't already or maybe you'd like to enter a second or third creation for more chances to win our wonderful prize. Our theme is simply "Christmas" and the lucky winner will receive a gift certificate to be Creative.

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I wanted to use a bird themed image for my card today and decided on "Snowy Perch" by Penny Black.

On the stamp this bird is surrounded by lots of greenery which is nice, but I wanted the bird to be more of a focal point. Tried several ways of stamping it but in the end I decided to simply fussy cut the bird sitting on the log and not use the rest of the image. I can tell you I am still not really happy with this card, but got to a point where I had to be done. Please tell me I am not the only one who has these issues!!!

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So after many attempts to make this card work, I finally used a simple stenciled background (using Penny Black's Hypnotic stencil and Tumbled Glass Distress ink), blue inked "snow" using the same ink on the bottom portion and then I used the Penny Black background stamp Christmas Story

The sentiment is from the PB set Season's Gifts, stamped in Walnut Stain Distress ink. And I added a few die cut snowflakes to finish off the card. 

Another unplanned optical illusion on the photo above with the two snowflakes by the sentiment to appear inside the card and not on top. LOL. 

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PS: Many thanks to those of you who signed up to join in the Year in Review hop where we will share our favorites of 2021. Any papercrafter is welcome to join in as long as you have a blog. The hop will be from December 29th for a week and participants will schedule and link up their own posts at any time during this week then visit the other participant's year in review posts. It's for fun only with no prizes, just sharing our favorites with other paper crafters and something fun to look at at the end of the year when many papercraft challenges are taking breaks over the holidays and all Christmas festivities are behind us. I always find this a great time to look back at what I've created over the year and pick some favorites.

Linking up here:


Inspiration Station: Inspired by "Wood" Photo above // We Love Stamping - Christmas //  Colouring in Scrapland - Christmas in Unconventional Colors // Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenges - AG // Penny Black Saturday Challenge - PB Stamps // Dragonfly Dreams - Christmas/Winter //  Aud Sentiments Challenge - Christmas // Krafty Chicks - Christmas // 

Always Anything Goes and Linky Parties:

Taylor Made Cards 4 U // Crafter's Castle // 613 Avenue Create opt. twist watercolor // Crafty Creations // Creative Moments // Lemon Shortbread // Through The Craft Room Door // The Corrosive Challenges // A Bit More Time to Craft // A Perfect Time To Craft // Classic Design  Challenge * // Crafts Galore Encore // DL.Art Linky Challenge // Love to Craft // QKR Stampede // The Creative Crafters // World Wide Open Design Team Challenge // 

Dare to Share // Inspire Me Monday //  Link Up Potpourri // Thursday Favorite Things // Little Things Thursday // Encouraging Heart and Home @ Slices of Life


brenda said...

I think your birdie stands out perfectly Ellie, I'm calling it a Great Tit as it's just like the ones in our garden.

B x

Linby said...

I'm not familiar with this stamp. It looks wonderful against your stencilling and the other little details you added.

Crafting Queen said...

Wonderful card, love the bird image. Thanks for joiing 613 Avenue Create and TTCRD challenges. Anesha

Vee Cassidy said...

Your card is lovely that is a very sweet image. Vee xx

pinky said...

That is so so gorgeous Ellie. I love how you die cut the snowflake into your card and your bird is coloured beautifully!

Joanne said...

What a lovely card!

Mica said...

This is beautiful, I like the yellow and blue, you coloured this design you made so nicely! :)

Hope that your week is going well and you have a nice weekend planned ahead :)

Away From The Blue

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Lovely said...

I love the color scheme of this card! So beautiful!

Dewi Lestari said...

Another stunning creation! Thanks for joining at Lemon Shortbread: #158 Anything Goes

Jackie C said...

This is a smashing project!
We do love to see all the entries at Classic.
Thank you for sharing in our challenge at Classic Design Challenge
We really appreciate you joining in.

Jackie DT

Jackie C said...

Perfect in all ways!
Fabulous, this would make anyone super HAPPY!
So glad you have shared this with us at 613 Avenue Create.
Please come back again!
The best of luck with your entry.
Jackie, DT member at 613 xx

Zoechaos said...

I don't think any of us is every entirely happy with our own work! I think your card is lovely with the gentle stencil work behind a superb fussy cut bird on a log. That little perched bird on it's snow capped log is just right for your challenge at Inspiration Station, thank you for sharing it with us. xx

Mrs.B said...

A lovely card Ellie, I love how your little bird takes 'centre stage' on his snowy log and the stencilled background looks just right to me.
Avril xx

Zoechaos said...

Catching up with my We Love Stamping commenting and realised you have shared this with us as well! Thank you we love your Christmas themed and stamped work here!, good luck xx

Amy Johnson said...

Birds are my favorite! Such a sweet Christmas card!

Ilonka said...

Youre card is so beautiful, thanks for sharing it with us at the Creative Crafters Challenge Blog.
Hugs Ilonka DT

Loose Stitches said...

Beautiful creation! Thank you for sharing with us over at The Creative Crafters. We hope to see you again.
~ Sherry DT/Admin xx

Loose Stitches said...

Beautiful creation! Thank you for sharing with us over at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
~ Sherry DT/Admin xx

Judy McKay said...

Very sweet Christmas card. Love it. Thank you for joining us at 613 Avenue Create this month. Hope to see you back here in 2022. Happy Holidays. Judy DT

Ink Outside The Box With Diane said...

I think your card is wonderful. And you are not the only one who second guesses their talent. We are our own worse critic. I love all the subtle details that showcase your pretty bird on a log. So happy you played along with the Krafty Chicks Challenge.
Diane - DT

Chana Malkah said...

Beautiful work! Thanks so much for a wonderful response to our challenge at 613 Avenue Create!
Chana Malkah,
A Place To Start, Owner
613 Avenue Create, Owner
Redora Lee Designs , My Blog
Shopping Our Stash, DT
The Color of Cards, Owner

My Paper Epiphany said...

Beautiful colouring and a sweet scene! Thanks so much for sharing with us at PBSC:)

crafty said...

Great card. Thank you for sharing it with us at Dragonfly Dreams.

Maria Valente said...

So lovely! Thanks for joining in with our challenge at Creative Moments.

Aimeslee Winans said...

Really nice work! Thank you for playing with us at Love to Craft Challenge and we hope to see you again in December for our final challenge.

Annettes Hobby Rosettes said...

Very beautiful. Nice work. Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

Annette DT / Admin / Registered Owner for

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