I stumbled across an adorable card by Kay Miller on her blog here, and just had to CASE it myself. I knew my little Winter Sparrows set by Lawn Fawn would be perfect, and I also pulled out an old set by Stampin' Up called Snowflakes, one of my favorites.
Love it! I kept the same layout and colors, substituting the dies and stamps I happen to have. I stamped my little bird on white cardstock, colored it with Copic markers, and then cut it out. I stamped the snowflake on a white circle using Spring Rain ink, and then added a branch for my bird using Rich Cocoa ink. That's the only real change I made from the original design. I felt my little bird needed grounding, and the branch in Winter Sparrows fit perfectly.
I embossed white polka dots on the kraft circle using Polka Dot Basics. (I really need Polka Dot Basics II. I'd like a stamp with polka dots closer together. Love my polka dots!) There is an extra layer of hidden cardstock behind the snowflake to pop it up a bit. I did the same thing behind the Dark Chocolate circle. The white snowflake was cut with my Fancy Flakes die.
I used a die included in Blueprints 3 by My Favorite Things to cut the scalloped piece from Spring Rain cardstock, and then stamped it with Netting, a background stamp by Stampin' Up. After stamping the sentiment, I glued everything together and added faux stitching lines with an Early Espresso marker. The whole thing was adhered to a Dark Chocolate card base.
Stamps: Winter Sparrows (Lawn Fawn); Snowflakes, Netting (Stampin' Up); Polka Dot Basics (Papertrey Ink)
Paper: White, Dark Chocolate, Kraft, Spring Rain (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Rich Cocoa (Memento); Spring Rain (Papertrey Ink); VersaMark
Copic: C1, C3, C5, Y11, B41, B45
Dies: Circle STAX Set 2; Blueprints 3 (My Favorite Things); Fancy Flakes (Papertrey Ink)
Misc: white embossing powder (Filigree); Early Espresso marker (Stampin' Up)