I chose to case Dawn's gorgeous Memorial Day Memories card. Things I changed:
1. stamp sets
3. added ribbon
4. sentiment panel shape
5. border punch shape
6. made mine a Christmas card
I colored my image with Copic markers and cut it out with an oval Nestability. Leaving the oval Nestability in place, I used a scalloped post-it note to lightly sponge Bashful Blue around my bird image, creating my clouds and leaving a white outer edge on this panel to create a faux matted look.
My fern leaves were punched out of this striped My Mind's Eye dp, which closely resembles River Rock and then I sponged the leaf edges with True Thyme for some depth.
The bg SU designer paper is some I've had for a very long time. It is a white floral pattern on what closely resembles River Rock. I then stamped my Weathered bg stamp in Riding Hood Red onto this dp.
Congratulations and enjoy your day, Dawn!
Stamps: A Cardinal Christmas, Weathered bg
Cardstock: Riding Hood Red, River Rock, White, SU dp, My Mind's Eye dp
Ink: Tuxedo Memento Black, Riding Hood Red, Bashful Blue, True Thyme
Accessories: Copic markers, Oval All punch, MS zig zag border punch, MS leaf punch, oval Nestabilities, circle punch, Cuttlebug embossing folder, dauber, dimensionals, Riding Hood Red striped ribbon