I have always wanted to try the one one layered cards.  There are some in the gallery on SCS that simply put, are stunning.  I will work on this technique because there is something to be said for an elegant card without all the frills. 

I fell in love with this set after Carol RAK’d me and sent me the image of a bird on a basket of apples.  I cut an oval with my Coluzzle and sponged the background in Night of Navy.  These three birds are so adorable and I just couldn’t resist stamping them over the pine branch.  I watercolored the birds and branch, then used my white gel pen on the pines and pine cones to look like snow.  I also added Fruit Punch Stickles to the berries for a little sparkle.  I had some ribbon that I bought last summer but have never used that I tied on top.  I know the card looks white in the picture, but I used Very Vanilla for the card base which I felt gave it a softer look.