stamps: tim holtz wallpaper and wood from stampers anonymous, petite pairs & perfect punches from stampin' up!
inks: archival ink pads (sepia)
papers: 6x6 away we go designer pad from my minds eye, happy days 6x6 designstax from papermania, kraft 6x4" landscape card bland plus extra kraft, cream & black cardstock and green patterned paper
punches: bird builder & owl builder punches from stampin' up!
first, i stamped my kraft card blank with the wood effect stamp from tim holtz. i added a strip of red patterned paper to my card. i then cut a mat out of kraft cardstock for the centre of my card and stamped it with the wood effect too. i layered it with a turquoise paper, stamped with my sentiment. i then created my topper by adding punched elements. i used the owl builder punch to make a owl, using the red patterned paper for the tummy, and added the heart above the sentiment as an embellishment. i then created the branch to stand him on (from the bird builder punch). i cut this once in kraft and once on green... it took a bit of time to trim the leaves off the branch, as it is small, but its worth the effort to get the layered look. the final touch i added was a tab detail to complete the sketch. i used a stamp from the perfect punch set, onto kraft and red patterned paper, cut them out, then layered them together. i glued this in place on the card then added the central topper using foam pads for dimension.