I’ve been holding out for a bit to play with this sweet “Winter Aviary” stamp set by Flora & Fauna and today I’m finally sharing my first creation with you using it. I was admiring the variety of greens and noticed the curve of one of the branches would work perfectly to create a wreath, so I traced a circle onto my card front and inked up the branch with Iced Spruce Distress Oxide and I was delighted when it was a perfect fit! Since the first step went so well, I decided to continue on… I added some berries and holly leaves, stamped in shades of red (Candied Apple) & green (Lucky Clover).
I decided I wanted a bit more dimension, so I stamped the holly leaves onto a light green cardstock (the same as my card base would be) in the same Lucky Clover Ink. After I cut them out, I added a bit of shading using my ink applicator tool with blending foams. I added a bit of red Stickles to the berries and some lime Nuvo Crystal Drops on a few of the leaves, also adding some to the NOEL I stamped in the center of my wreath. The subtle color really made my Oxide Ink pop! I finished off my wreath adding a red bow and a small stamped bird from the set.
It’s a simple card, but it was fun to see what I could do with the variety of designs in this stamp set! It definitely opened my eyes to look at the other Flora & Fauna sets and see what I could do with them… but first I’ve got a bit more creating to do with this one 🙂