Sandi MacIver -Stampin With Sandi – Stampin Up Best Birds Christmas Card
Hello my stamping friends and welcome back, I was playing the other day and have a new card to share with you created with a non-holiday stamp set. (or 3)
I find it’s fun to dig around in my stamp collection for stamps I really like and turn them into a beautiful holiday card. Stamps are so versatile that way Sometimes just changing out the sentiment can do it, or a “cool” colour combo like I used here today.
How I created the Stampin Up Best Birds Christmas Card:
- I started by embossing the Balmy Blue card front with the Subtle Embossing Folder from Stampin Up and then mounted it to a Thick Whisper White card base.
- Next I cut a piece of Whisper White 2-1/4 x 4-1/2. I sponged the edges with Balmy Blue and then Night of Navy.
- I used the snowflake stamp from Still Night to stamp the background and then I hand drew the branches in with my Crumb Cake and Soft Suede markers
- I mounted this to a piece of Night of Navy 2-3/8 x 4-5/8 and attached it to the card with Dimensionals
- I stamped the birds in StazOn Black onto a piece of watercolour paper 4 x 5 and then used my Aqua Painter and Ink pads to colour them. I used Crumb Cake, Night of Navy, Balmy Blue and Smoky Slate.
- When they were dry I cut them out with my scissors. There are dies for these birds, but I wanted to trim really close with no white border showing.
- I attach the birds with glue dots to my center art piece.
- The sentiment is from the Feathers & Frost stamp set, stamped in StazOn Black onto a 1 x 3-1/2 piece of Gold Foil Sheet and also attached with Dimensionals.
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Ok, that’s it for me today, Have a blessed weekend my friends and I’ll catch you on the other side.
I’ll pop back in tomorrow and load a PDF file for you for this card, I’m out of time today – Ian’s Christmas Party is tonight, I have to go and get beautiful, haha