Last month, I joined the MHK Designs DT and this is the first month I've gotten to celebrate a new release from the shop. From today through Saturday, you'll see a newly released set each day and they are all so wonderful. We start with the "Birds n Branches" set which has 3 images and 3 different sentiments. I also used one of the MHK Designs papers from the "Going Gingham - Rustics" set (pine.) See below for photos of both the sets.
I colored the image with my ProMarkers, then die cut it and matted it with another die cut in lime green (Spellbinders.) I love the yellow on the bird, the green on the tree leaves, and the three different shades of green in the papers. I thought about a really bright yellow to make him look more like a meadowlark but decided the vintage image called for something a bit more subtle. :-D
The octagon is cut with a die from QuicKutz. The sentiment is printed and hand cut. I tied a two-color, double bow (left over scrap ribbons from my stash) and used it as the only embellishment. I really wanted to show off the image and that lovely gingham paper so left it as simple as possible.
Much as I appreciate shaped cards, I still love the basic A2 card for size and shape; a single fold and a perfect size card for mailing without extra postage.
Dragon's Lair (bottom row)
Be sure to come by tomorrow for the next release. They are already all in the shop if you want to see them before you see the DT inspiration cards made with them. But fair warning: you'll fall in love and want them all ! :-D Happy Stamping NanaConnie
Edited to add: I have several posts pre-scheduled and that's a good thing because, due to an injury, I'm currently unable to type or craft or even leave comments. I can visit your blogs but leaving comments is just not going to happen. Hopefully, I'll be back to normal in 2 or 3 weeks.