I do so love this little Robin from the Penny Black clear set Jolly Friends. He’s so tiny and so sweet I keep finding myself wanting to make miniature cards just so I can use him! He lends himself very well to the clean and simple style, so when I saw that Winter Wonderland want us to use the colour red this week, I knew I was going to ink him up. I also love the colour red for Christmas cards, so bright and festive, and I also love the country/Scandinavian feel of it too.
This is a smallish card at 5.5″ x 4″, and I started out by covering it with a piece of DCWV gingham paper from the scrap box. I then cut a Spellbinders Labels Five die from GinaK white card and decided that I needed a little more that half of it for the image. The Robin was stamped, coloured with Prisma pencils and then I added Stickles to his hat trim and the branch. I also edged the piece with more Stickles. I had intended to just stamp the sentiment on to a strip of white card, but I liked the look of the not quite half of the die cut and decided to use that instead. I know that it’s a bit smaller than the top piece and therefore a bit top heavy, but I like it anyhow.
The sentiment was from the $ bin at Michael’s a couple of years ago, it’s by StudioG and it stamps perfectly every single time. I also edged it with Stickles and added a few red pearls. Finally, I cut a couple of Memory Box Precious Snowflakes and added a small gold pearl to each centre.
I kept the inside very simple with some of the paper and a Stampin’ Up sentiment.
- Card: Blank from Michael’s ~ GinaK Pure Luxury White Stamping card
- DP: DCWV
- Stamps: Penny Black ~ Stampin’ Up ~ Studio G
- Ink: ColorBox Wicked Black ~ Versamagic Red Magic
- Embellies: Frosted Lace & Crystal Stickles ~ Red & Gold Pearls from Michael’s
- Tools: Cuttlebug ~ Spellbinders Labels Five Die ~ Memory Box Precious Snowflakes Die
Winter Wonderland ~ Paint The Town Red
Christmas Stampin’ All Year Long ~ Favourite Colour Combo
Crafty Hazel’s Christmas Extra Challenge ~ Anything Goes
Crafty Hazel’s Patterned Paper Challenge ~ Anything Goes
Pixies Snippets Playground ~ Use Up Your Scraps (all of it!)
Penny Black & More @ Allsorts ~ So Sweet
Sister Act Card Challenge ~ Anything Goes
Completely Christmas ~ Anything Goes
Christmas At Sweet Stampin’ ~ Brr It’s Cold Outside
Crimbo Crackers ~ Cute!
Crafty Calendar Challenge ~ Animal Antics