Here's a card I made for the 200th CAS Challenge at Splitcoaststampers - to be inspired by this fabric:
It was a quick card - I masked with post-it-notes and then sponged with gray ink along the top of the card.
Often I will mask a circle and sponge inside for the sun or moon on a card like this but this time I simply cut a circle with a Nestie for the sun. I used Memory Box dies for the bird and branches. The berries are the leftover holes from using a button punch. I was aiming for the look of a milky sun on a misty winter's morning with frost covered branches and red berries. Though I'm not aware of cardinals existing here in Northern Ireland, I know they're a winter bird in many parts of North America.
Memory Box Grove Branch die
Memory Box Nestled Bird die
Spellbinders Nestabilities Circles Small
Stampin Up Basic Gray ink
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Stampin Up Daffodil Delight, Real Red card stock
Cream Linen card stock