Red bird of friendship

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Patterns Designer Series Paper Pack III

Patterns Designer Series Paper Pack III

I’ve had this card by Becky Carafa in my “must copy” folder for a year.  I finally did it, and I love the results — not quite an exact CASE, but pretty darn close.  I thought it was brilliant to cut out the branches, leaves, and bird.  Time consuming, but terrific!  Notice how pleasing to the eye it is to “break” the boundaries of the oval with the leaves.  Try that!

Her color combination was also appealing, and I was glad to unearth some retired Stampin’ Up! DSP from my stash for the background.  That not-so-little Level 1 hostess item is 60 sheets of coordinated 6″ x 6″ paper; this year the colors in the pack are Ruby Red, Mellow Moss (shown here), Sahara Sand, Really Rust, and Night of Navy.  Good colors for fall!

Stamps:  Season of Friendship (p. 114)

Ink:  Soft Suede, Old Olive, Always Artichoke, Real Red

Paper:  Kraft, Bordering Blue, Whisper White, Patterns Designer Series Paper Pack I (retired)

Other:  Big Shot and Ovals die, 1/2″ Polka-Dot Grosgrain Ribbon (Soft Suede), Fresh Favorites II button (Always Artichoke), Hemp Twine, Stampin’ Dimensionals

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