Yesterday’s Limited Supply challenge was to use everything of one color group…or so I thought. Until I was done with this card and read the whole post. LOL Wouldn’t hurt to do that before making a card. The challenge was to use only 2 colors and 2 tools. Oh well…the card might not fit the challenge, but I loved playing with the new Always set and I like how it turned out.


I started out with a 3″ square of Shimmery White cardstock and stamped the little branch in Old Olive on the bottom.

Then I sponged the lower part with Old Olive and the top of the square lightly with Not Quite Navy.

I layered the square on a Chocolate Chip scallop square I had made with my Nestabilities, paper pierced the edges and stamped the saying in Chocolate Chip on the top left.

The bird was stamped with Cameo Coral craft ink and embossed twice with Clear embossing powder. I like to emboss my images at least twice to create a smooth, not bumpy layer.

The Cameo Coral scallop circle was inked up with VersaMark ink and embossed as well. It looked a lot like leather until I layered the 1 3/8″ Chocolate Chip circle and the 1 1/4″ Shimmery White circle with it’s embossed always greeting on there.

The Old Olive layer is a 4 3/4″ square that was stamped with the background Tres Chic, sponged and layered on a 5″ Chocolate Chip square. I then paper pierced the edges and added a small photo corner on the top right. Last I adhered all layers to my 5 1/2″ square Cameo Coral card with dimensionals.

 I sure hope my post makes sense. The boys have friends over. They are playing Guitar Hero in the living room and are rather loud! I am off to hide in my bedroom and finish a book I started to read!

Have a wonderful Saturday! Hugs and smiles


Stay at Home Mom of Three, Splitcoast Team Member and Copic and Spellbinders die Lover.

26 Responses to “Bird on a Bush”

  1. You already know that I LOVE it!! Gorgeous!

  2. I love this Beate! I ordered this set and can’t wait to get it! I think the bird is the prettiest!!! Love your colors on this! Will be CASING!


  3. I love, love, Love this! I am so excited that SU finally has birds!!

    How do you emboss twice??? How do you get the powder to stick the second time without re-stamping?

    K Mackenzie

  4. Great card! I gave you an award on my blog, Beate. I hope you’ll go check it out!

  5. Beautiful card! I am going to be caseing this for sure! I love your blog and visit often!

  6. Gorgeous! LOL…looking through yesterday’s gallery, you weren’t the only one who read it wrong…haha! Your card is stunning!

  7. Beautiful! I love the color combo.

  8. This is so beautiful, whether you ‘broke the rules’ or not. 😉 Love it!!

  9. You card is really lovely!

  10. This is OUTSTANDING Beate! I love the colors and what you’ve done with this set! I’m wondering the same thing as kkmack…how do you emboss twice without restamping? Are you putting on more powder as you heat-set it? Please tell! 🙂 Happy Stamping! Smiles 2 U, Pam 🙂

  11. Beautiful card!

  12. When I saw this set I just knew it would be one you would like, I’ve eagarly been awaiting cards made with it! You didn’t disappoint as usual 🙂

  13. Gorgeous card! I LOVE this set and cant wait to get it! You’ve ordered a few of my favorites!

  14. OHHHHHHHHHH, I love, love, love your bird card Beate!!!! Fabulous!


  15. Most of your cards are square. Where do you like to buy square envelopes? Just wondering. 🙂

  16. When I saw this stamp set in the catalogue, I knew I had to have it! I also guessed, that it might be one of your favorite picks too! I’m so glad that I was right…. you’ll have so much inspiration for me I’m sure!

  17. This is just lovely. The colors are perfect. I can’t wait to get this set – hurry UPS!

  18. wow, I wasn’t sure about this set, but this made up my mind… I’m so gonna get it

  19. What an adorable card, Beate! Love that bird!

  20. Wow! This card really got my attention. I like it! Nice work as always! 🙂 Julie

  21. Beate, you did a fabulous job on this card! I love birdies so much, they make me smile! A yellowish birdie comes back every single year to her same nest over our front door. Therefore, I can’t take down the fruit (faux) garland,that holds her nest safely in place. As soon as spring arrives the babies come. This reminds me of our birdie resident! Deb

  22. This is gorgeous! Love the paper piercing and the foliage that you stamped!

  23. This is a beautiful, Beate! I love the colors you chose and the birdie stamp is simply adorable!

  24. Very pretty Beate, Jennifer 🙂

  25. What beautifully striking card, Beate! Your work is always great, but this one is especially amazing. I love lurking on your blog but just had to post today about this card.

    Thanks for sharing your creativity and bringing this stamps set to my attention too. ~Maria

  26. I like it, too! I am glad you didn’t read the whole post! Sometimes mistakes turn into masterpieces–gotta love that!

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