so they can go sledding! I saw this gorgeous 3D sled that Melanie Schulenberg constructed as a 3D stand alone ornament. I have searched and searched her blog and I'll be darned if I can find it. I'm pretty sure it was the illustration of a pattern for purchase. This woman is amazingly talented by the way. You've GOT to go visit her web site. Anyway, Melanie used the Bird Builder punch on her 3D model so I decided to make a flat version and put it on a card. I drew the sled, then needed that woodgrain stamp, which I don't have yet. <big gasp!> So I had this distressing pattern thing and used that instead. Our woodgrain stamp would be much better!! I punched out the bird, and found a couple of brads and some twine and there it went. I really love this card, although it isn't anywhere near as cool as Melanie's 3D ornament.
After drawing the sled on Soft Suede, use the Wood Grain stamp in Early Espresso (I used this old distressing thing). The runners are Riding Hood Red, The card is Cherry Cobbler with an Old Olive layer which was embossed with Northern Flurry embossing folder then sponged with some white ink. I can't remember if Melanie's bird was red with a tan wing or tan with a red wing, but I choose River Rock for the bird and Cherry Cobbler for the wing. I sponged the bird and the sled around the edges to give it depth and used dimensionals to add a bit of a 3D look.
I really like this card and I hope it does justice to Melanie's ornament. I've got to go type to her and find it!