Does the photo on the cards look familiar? (Hint: See banner.) Too bad the sun wasn’t out when I took these card photos — they really are “merry and bright”! The banner photo is the true color.
I took it back in November on this day at Indiangrass Preserve and thought it would be perfect for cards for my plant/nature/bird nut friends! As I was taking the picture, I remembered seeing the bird with the branch stamp at Impress Rubberstamps and I was so excited.
The plant is possumhaw holly, one of our native Texas holly trees. And the birds really do eat it! If you want to attract birds to your yard — and live in central Texas — get one of these trees. Make sure you get a native one and not some improved thing with bigger/brighter/more berries, because the birds don’t seem to care for those at all.
Had lots of fun making this card, and these went really quick — about 5 minutes per card once I had everything setup and a rhythm going. I liked the card without the photo too — reminded me sorta of letterpress — but went ahead and put it on anyhow since that was my big plan!
Supplies: All stamps by Hero Arts except the two birds which are by Impress. Love the flourishes, they are just too cool. VersaColor Baby Blue pigment ink and Colorbox Chestnut pigment ink. Used a punch by EK Success to create the little photo corner. Fabriano notecards. I toyed with using Scarlet VersaColor in place of the Baby Blue, and might try some of those too!
Oh and here’s a tip — you can get wallet sized photos done at 1 hour places now — I never knew that until I went to get these printed. Hurrah for modern technology!