Merry Christmas Robin

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Hi, it’s Jeni with a cute and elegant Christmas card today. (Can you have cute and elegant together??)

Making The Background

I love making my own backgrounds with background stamps and fell in love with the Plaid Background stamp.  Placing the stamp in the Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, I inked it up with Paper Bag ink and stamped onto brown cardstock which I’d trimmed to 4.25 x 5″.  Using an acrylic block to stamp the lines to create a plaid pattern.  I used Versamark ink so I could use the Classic Gold embossing powder.

Winter-Woodland-Wonders

Heat Embossing

I stamped all the Plaid lines before using any embossing powder or heat setting the powder.  Once I had my background I decided to diecut a heart from the top center (I can use the heart diecut on another card).  Drawing around the heart on a piece of watercolour paper so I knew where to stamp.  I stamped the bird first and created a mask for him, placed the mask down and stamped the tree so the bird is standing on the branch. Then I also stamped the ornament five times at different heights, I only needed to mask one of them.

I used the Zig Clean Colour Real Brush markers and an Aqua Flow water brush pen to colour all the images.  The colours I used are listed below.   Colouring the sky blue – going outside of the pencil lines, and continuing the dotted lines from the ornaments outside the painted heart shape.

 

Gold Embossed Stripe

Because my brown card is shorter than a card base, I pushed my Versamark ink pad down onto the top and bottom edges and poured on the same Classic Gold embossing powder.  Once this was heat set, I added some foam tape to the back of the heart frame and adhered the watercoloured piece – making sure that it is lined up. And added some more foam tape to the rest of the brown card and adhered this to my card base.

Winter-Woodland-Wonders

Sentiment

For the sentiment, I stamped Merry Christmas with Versafine Onyx black ink, and clear heat embossed. Trimming this down and a scrap of white slightly larger to have a small border. Pushing my Versamark ink pad onto a scrap of white card so I could cover this with the same gold embossing powder so that everything would match.  I adhered the gold card flat to the card and used foam tape on the sentiment.

I love the look of the gold embossing against the brown card.

Do you like this card? Leave a comment to let me know.

 

Want to find these supplies?

STAMP

Avery Elle Winter Woodland Wonders

Concord & 9th Plaid Background

 

DIE

Lawn Fawn Cross-stitched Heart

 

INK

Ranger Archival Jet black

Versamark embossing ink

Versafine Onyx black

Altenew Paper Bag

CARD

American Crafts Brown

Ranger Watercolour

Bazzill Marshmallow

 

MARKERS

Zig Clean Colour Real Brush Markers

Bird – 24 Wine Red, 260 Deep Red

Body – 60 Brown

Beak – 52 Bright Yellow

Tree – 91 Light Grey

Holly Leaves: 44 Deep Green

Baubles – 24 Wine Red, 41 Light Green

Sky – 36 Light Blue

Tonic Nuvo Aqua Flow water brush

 

EMBOSSING

Tonic Nuvo Classic Gold

Zing Clear

 

ADHESIVES

3M Scotch Foam Tape

Stix 2 Tape Runner

 

TOOLS

Tim Holtz –

Stamp Platform

Replacement Magnets

3M Post It Tape

Lawn Fawn Acrylic Block

Sizzix Big Shot Replacement Plates

Fiskars A4 Trimmer

Tonic Tim Holtz –

Guillotine

Mini Snips

Fiskars Microtip Scissors

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