Hi and welcome all. Today I am showing another Christmas card made with a freebie stamp and a Crafter's Companion Embossing Folder called Snow Flurry which I embossed twice to fit the background on my square card. I have also used some pretty holly patterned paper from a set by Dovecraft called The Twelve Days of Christmas and die cut the bottom with a Spellbinders Curved Borders 1 die.
Happy Little Stampers Sketch Challenge for November still has a few days to run and I used the sketch for this card. I decided to make a banner for the image to sit on instead of a tag shape, and my background embossed layer is a little larger, but I hope it is close enough.
I stamped the wreath with the robin using Versafine Smokey Gray ink on to a snippet of white card and then I decided to colour using my Promarkers. To be honest I don't have many colours and I felt when I had finished that perhaps the colours were a little dark for the robin, and maybe it would have been better to use Spectrum Noir pencils or watercolour with inks. I then cut this with a Simon Says Stitched Circle die and using the next size up I cut another using a snippet of dark green card.
I finished with a green die cut sentiment from another small piece of the same green which I adhered with Stick It. To use you peel back the protective top layer and lay your card on to it and cut round, and when you have die cut you remove the paper on the other side and stick down. This worked fantastically, even with the dot for the 'i' which is miniscule. I have tried another make which I'm sure would be great with larger die cuts and for other techniques with glitter, micas etc, but with the small delicate sentiments was no good at all, just didn't cut well and wouldn't stick firmly enough to the back of the letters.
I hope I haven't bored you all to tears but I was so pleased with the result and really wasn't expecting it to work so well, and I expect lots of you will know of this stuff already but for the uninitiated it is worth a mention.
After I had put the card together I thought perhaps I would highlight
the berries on the topper and the backing paper with some red stickles
glue, and I also used a little glossy accents on the robin's eye.
Thanks for your visits and kind comments which I appreciate very much because this blog wouldn't be the same without you all! x
I would also like to enter the following challenge:
Pixie's Crafty Workshop - Week 205 where we use up our snippets.
The Craft Barn - Snowflakes.
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes.
Addicted to Stamps and More - Make Your Mark.
Penny Black and More - Anything Christmas.