Seasonal Branches

Stampin Up Seasonal Branches

Last week Rob and I drove to New York to spend the summer at our cottage on Lake Ontario.  Nashville was getting too hot for us (it was in the high 80’s with humidity) so we knew it was time to go.  We had two cars to bring up so I had to drive 14 hours by myself.  It was exhausting but I made it.  We did take two days to make the trip.  As a side note, I am actually writing this post before we left so if the story changes, I’l let you know.  Wish me luck!

Seasonal Branches is another new bundle that is in the Stampin’ Up!®  2023/2024 Annual Catalog.  It is a really nice stamp set with a cute little bird, some branches, leaves, berries and flowers for the branches and some all occasion sentiments.  There are actually eighteen stamps and nineteen dies which is quite large for most bundles.

To make this card I first cut a 4″ x 5.25″ piece of Inked Botanicals Designer Series Paper and layered it on a Lost Lagoon card base.  Can you tell that Lost Lagoon is my new favorite color from my past few posts?  It is a beautiful color and you can expect to see me use it a lot.  Next, I used two dies from the Countryside Corners set in Basic White and Lost Lagoon card stock.  I did cut down the Lost Lagoon shape because I felt it was a little too big for the background.  It was easy to do since the sides are all flat.  I added some Lemon Lolly ink to the white one to give it some color.

Next, I stamped the branch and the bird in Pecan Pie ink and cut them both out using the coordinating dies.  I colored the bird using Crumb Cake and Lemon Lolly Blends.  I stamped the leaves in Lost Lagoon ink and colored them in with a Lost Lagoon Blends.  By the way, the leaves are all one stamp and the coordinating die cuts them out all together.   The sentiment is from the Seasonal Branches stamp set too.  It says Happy Birthday Wishes but I could not fit the whole stamp on my card so I covered the “wishes” with removable tape, inked it with Pecan Pie ink, took off the tape and then stamped it on the card.  It is called masking and works really well.  Lastly, I added some Adhesive Backed Solid Gems.


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