I believe this is the first time I’m entering into the Four Seasons challenge which is currently winter season but I did like the mood board and it inspired me to use a birch/aspen tree stencil. It was started yesterday and in the meantime a new note for the Make the Card challenge showed up so I decided to make the card fit both challenges. As mentioned I began with a stencil and I used VersaMark through the stencil and then heat embossed in white. Using Distress Oxides and various blues, I sponged over the piece until I got the coverage I desired. I wanted to add a pop of red so I took a stamp from the Bird Friends stamp set by the Cat’s Pajamas and I stamped one of the birds in red ink. Using a die from this set I cut him out and popped him up on the panel. From the same set I used the sentiment stamp, which to me suggests encouragement making it fit the make the card challenge, and once stamped I fussy cut it out. Not being happy with how it looked on the card front I added it to a red scrap and then fussy cut again leaving a thin border. As well I die cut one of the tiny birds from a SSS die set and added him. I quite like how this one turned out.