Tuesday, June 16, 2015

SHOPPING OUR STASH #206 - Out on a Limb

Good morning all! It's time for a new challenge at SHOPPING OUR STASH! As the prompt in the title suggests, we'd like to see you use trees, leaves, twigs, etc. on your card or project. Here's the card I made:

and the inside:

I based my card very loosely on the now over with Freshly Made Sketch #190. (Always late to the party - that's me. *sigh*) It just looked like a bird sitting on a branch to me, so that's what I made. (Although, this cute little birdie looks as if it's doing the Happy Dance on that branch!) I spent way too much time going through my paper collections looking for the perfect wood grained pattern. I finally found it though. I doodled the tree on the back side, cut it out, inked the edges to add dimension/shading and popped it up on some thin foam squares. The bird was stamped (for the first time!) colored, fussy cut and popped up on foam squares. The leaves I had die cut a couple weeks ago for another project that was an epic fail, but I saved them. (Somehow I knew I'd use them eventually) A couple more sentiments finish the inside.

So, ready to put those tree/branch/twig/leaf stamps or dies to use? Here's your chance! Just link your card or project to Shopping Our Stash so we can see it! Please be sure to check out what my teammies created for your viewing pleasure, and leave them some bloggy love! Thanks for dropping in and I hope you have a great day!

Stamps: Paper Smooches - Birthday Buddies; Hero Arts - Wishing You; Inkadinkado - A Little Bird
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black; Ranger DI - Walnut Stain
DP: MME - Stella & Rose: Mabel
CS: Darice; scraps
Accessories: GC; Spectrum Noir markers; Paper Smooches - Flowers dies
Adhesives: SA by 3L - taper runner, 3D foam squares; Ranger - Glossy Accents


  1. I was SURE that was a tree die-cut. Kudos on doodling that - it looks great! And that bird is sooooo cute!

  2. Wow me too, thought it was a die-cut awesome job of all the cutting and a super cute card.

  3. oh my gosh! what a great job on the tree & branch! like leslie, i thought that was either a die or a pre-made element, it's PERFECT!!! :)

  4. Such a sweet card Chris, love this little bird he's so cheery and so clever the way you have placed the tree too! :) Donna ♥ x

  5. Oh, Chris, this is so adorable! This is the type of card that makes you smile as soon as you open the envelope! Very nicely composed and beautifully executed!

  6. So so so cute! That off-kilter little birdie makes me GRIN! haha. And the puns?! You're a genius.

  7. The first time using that bird??? It's one of my most-used PS stamps!!! Now he's seen ink, I'm sure you'll pull him out lots — after all, look how awesome he is here! Nicely done on the tree, as well!

  8. omgosh, this is one of my all-time favorite projects of yours, Chris! That bird is so darn adorable, and your tree is amazing! All that work digging through your papers really paid off, because the woodgrain is perfect! And awesome job freehand cutting a tree shape. I really love the skeleton leaves you used, too. And that bird! My gosh, SO fun!

  9. What fantastic paper, good thing you didn't give up the search! I love that bird partying on the branch!

  10. The colouring of the birdie, and that awesome tree....I just love it!

  11. Muahhhh ha ha ha ha ha I adore that little bird! And you fussy cut him out?? Awesome!!


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