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Tue 05

Pine Branch Bird - WITB Holiday 2011

I thought this day would never get here!   We finally get to share some sneak peeks of the new holiday stamps from Memory Box!   The images are all amazing and the new dies...well....they're to die for!  {insert groan...bad pun}

I finally settled on the Pine Branch Bird (D1810).  I have a thing for birds and always like to play with Prismacolor pencils.  Trying to perfect my coloring/blending technique.

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  • Stamp Pine Branch Bird on Parchment card stock using Rich Cocoa Memento
  • Color with medium of your choice.  I used Prismacolor pencils as follows:
    • Branches/Pine Bough:  Burnt Ochre, Limepeel, and Kelp Green
    • Bird:  Yellow Ochre, Crimson Red, Dark Umber
    • Remember to use the 'fading' technique and shade from light to dark.  Then come back with your lightest color and use a tiny circling motion to blend your colors.
  • Trim this piece down just inside the inked lines so it will be about 2 7/8 X 1 1/4 and distress the edges with Tea Dye or Antique Linen Distress Ink
  • Mount on a mat made from Mocha card stock
  • Cut a 2 3/4 X 3 3/4 piece from the 12 X 12 Bells are Ringing Paper and emboss lines 1/4 in on all sides then lightly distress with Distress Ink
  • Attach this piece to a Mocha mat and attach to front of Sage Note Card
  • I added a trimmed piece of the red/white flowered paper from the Yuletide 6 X 6 paper pack behind the bird image and then attached all to the card
  • I finished off with a button tied around a small piece of cream tulle.

Hope you enjoy!

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Hi Linda, I really like the way you colored the tree leaves - I had to look at the close up because I actually thought they were leaf buttons they look so dimensional.

Everything I seen (and bought so far) has been awesome - I think this is the best of the best as far as What's In The Box goes.

Your card is lovely - can't wait to take the classes at Prairie Art Stamp and Supplies this Thursday!

Can't wait to see all the new stamps!

Beautiful card! Love the stamp, papers & the clean lines!

What a sweet card! I love the Bells are Ringing paper:)

I'm a bird lover, too, and these stamps and papers are lovely! Thanks for the peek!

Beautiful card! Love the button and tulle embellishment also! Great new stamp and paper! Can't wait to see more!

Love the card. I also like that you gave us the color of pencil you used. Love great instructions.

Fabulous card! Love that new paper! Cannot wait to get some of this new stuff.

Awesome coloring; it's so realistic.

Thanks for getting us started thinking about winter with the delightful bird...great coloring job!

Beautifully done! Thanks for sharing color pencil choices.

Beautiful card! I especially like the use of the mat to frame the bird.

How exciting! I can't wait to see the rest!!

So pretty!!! Your coloring is beautiful!!

I love the bright cheerful colors in the little bird! You make it look so easy!

Your card is beautiful.

Very pretty card.

Leslee in MT

Always love seeing Dave's new bird images.

Love your card. Can't wait to see all of what's in the box!

Thanks for the great card ideas. I can't wait to see more.

Love Dave's birds!

Love it! Great little detail by adding the tulle!

Great card and coloring! Love the tulle you added! can't wait to see more!

The 12X12 paper is AWESOME!

Such a pretty card and love all the layering!

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