Today's card is one of my favorites that I made with Rupa's Home Tweet Home stamp set. It was a quick one because of this beautiful Basic Grey Stella Ruby paper pack that I used to decorate the card front - it's so rich looking! I was also excited with how the bird house turned out - it looks like wood, doesn't it?
I stamped the birdhouse in Black Versafine ink and embossed with Detail Clear embossing powder on GinaK's 80lb. Pure Luxury cardstock - can you tell that's my go-to method of stamping lately? I LOVE this ink and how crisp and clean it always stamps my images. Then, I used a couple of brown Copic markers to color the birdhouse.
After I blended the browns, I took my Copic blender pen and by stroking a few lines here and there on the image, it erased enough of the color (remember, the Copic blender pen really acts as an eraser - or a bleach pen) to make it look like woodgrains.
For all the edges of the cardfront, I used Gina's new Tonic corner punch. I have the Stampin Up Ticket corner punch and love it, but I had to get Gina's punch too because it punches through thick cardstock so well and it's super easy to use. I was able to punch through both layers of the card at the same time with no problem. It also has this little pouch that holds the little punchouts - so no more little pieces of paper flying everywhere when I'm punching! It's those little things that can make us so happy, isn't it? lol!
Have a wonderful rest of your day - and I wish you and your loved ones many blessings for this upcoming year!