It’s been quite a while since I’ve been in the snippet playground with Jules and her lovely pals so it’s very nice to be back.  Crafting, as most of you know, took a bit of a back seat due to a trip to the UK for family reasons, and although I have been making a few cards here and there since getting back, I wasn’t being very diligent at all about the snippet pile, and in fact, only managed to add to it instead of reducing it, sigh!

But todays card, she announces with pride!, is entirely composed of snippets, including the card base and the piece used for stamping the cute little Inkadinkado Songbird, as well as all the DP’s too.

I saw this tiny little stamp in Archivers a few weeks ago and absolutely couldn’t resist him!  Seriously cute.  So, I began by stamping him on to a scrap piece of Bristol Board card and set about water colouring him, with Distress Inks and a few pencils.  The bright red on the wreath and the hat is actually a red marker pen, just to get the depth of the colour.  The DP are all offcuts of DCWV Christmas stacks, and the chocolate backing paper is a piece of artists charcoal paper that Andrew (hubby) bought to back some photos with, I got the offcuts!  The card base and the snowflake are kraft and the sentiment is from a clear Hampton Art set.  Little wooden buttons are from the $ bin at Michaels, might need to look for more of these little packets, as I’ve used them on practically everything since I bought them!

Card Recipe:

  • Card: Kraft from JoAnn ~ Chocolate Artist Charcoal from Michaels ~ Canson Bristol Board
  • DP: DCWV Christmas Stacks
  • Stamps: Inksadinkado Songbird ~ Hampton Art ~ Beauty of the Season
  • Inks: Memories Black Dye Ink ~ DI Antique Linen, Vintage Photo, Frayed Burlap, Peeled Paint, Victorian Velvet & Fired Brick
  • Embellies: Water colour pencils ~ Whispers Red marker pen ~ Wooden button from Michaels ~ Martha Stewart Fine Glitter ~ Bakers Twine from stash
  • Tools: Martha Stewart Snowflake punch



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