This week the Try Stampin' on Tuesday challenge is a clean and simple sketch, my favorite kind of sketch.
the optional theme: Gate Fold card
I used the adorable Flying Home stamp set for the focal point. The images in this set are sweet and fun to color. I stamped and fussy cut the little bird from A Good Day stamp set as the "embellishment". The bird's legs and feet are the only difficult part to cut out which is one of the reasons I added those sweet little flowers to the branch. The flowers are from the Tree Builder punch and remind me of cherry blossoms which are in full bloom here.
Are you wondering how I reversed the direction that the little bird from A Good Day stamp set is facing? I inked her up and stamped her on a Silicone Craft Sheet. I then used the silicone craft sheet like a stamp and stamped it on the card stock. Pretty nifty trick, right?
I even used the optional theme and made this a gate fold card.
The sentiment I used for the inside of the card is from the Lovely Wishes stamp set. This is a stamp set that I have not used to its potential. I plan to remedy that situation so soon you will be seeing more of this set.
I hope you will join in the and try your hand at this week's challenge. You can go to the Try Stampin' on Tuesday blog for all the details and/or the Try Stampin' on Tuesday Facebook group. I look forward to seeing how you use this great sketch!