The Pals Paper Arts Sketch Challenge by the talented Margaret Moody has me playing today.

PPA220 sketch


Looking out my window, I have been seeing quite a few birds lately and decided why not use them for my inspiration today.  Luckily, the stamp set Beauty of the Season works..

Beayty  of the Season rt

  • After stamping the image twice with Memento Black Ink, I used both the Cherry Cobbler & the Neutral Blendabilities to color the bird and the tree.  A touch of the Daffaodil Delight Blendabilities was used for the beak.  
  • One image  was cut out with the Circle Framelit, colored with the Blendabilities and popped up with a double layer of Stampin' Dimensionals.  Notice how it lines up with the base image,
  • Because this is a Christmas card, I matted the image on a thin layer of Gold Foil.  It gives my card the richness that I had hoped it would.  If you look closely, you cn see that I also used my Cherry Cobbler Marker to create some splatter.

Beauty of the Season left

  • My sentiment – also from the Beauty of the Season, was stamped with Memento Black Ink and banner cut.  A trio of Pearls provides an anchor for the banner.
  •  Of course, the banner is curled and edged with Cherry Cobbler Ink.


  • Beauty of the Season inside
  • Tying the inside to the outside of my card was accomplished by stamping a branch from the same stamp set in 2 corners,  The branches were also colored with my Blendabilities.
  • And, another sentiment was stamped on the inside of my card.

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