I was looking through my unused digi’s on the computer at the weekend and came across this lovely one with Robins on a branch.  I seem to have had a birdy fixation going on without actually realising it!  Perhaps because they were signing so loudly outside my craft room window.  No doubt they were complaining about the bitter cold we’re having again.

Anyway, my digi is from Just Inklined and it’s called Four Robins, I got it for free when it was first introduced a couple of years ago, you can still get it, but now it’s $5.00.  I wanted to make a card specifically for the current Jingle Belles challenge of The Holly and the Ivy, I do love Festive Foliage, especially the traditional greens.

I coloured the image with Prisma Pencils and added Glossy Accents to the holly berries, Crystal Stickles to the holly leaves and Frosted Lace Stickles to the branch in a couple of places too but you can’t see it!  It was cut out and embossed with a Spellbinders Labels Five and edged with more Crystal Stickles (my new favourite thing to do!).

I took a piece of green card from DCWV and stamped the Stampendous Pine Branch on it with Versamark ink before embossing it with Gold EP from JoAnn’s.  The sentiment is also from Stampendous and was also embossed with the Gold EP, it was then edged with Memento Cottage Ivly ink.  The two little gems are from BoBunny and are actually faceted green.

I like how it turned out, very much, I think it’s very effective in a traditional way.  Can’t beat red, green and gold in my opinion!

Card Recipe:

  • Card: Blank from Michael’s ~ Green Card from DCWV Matstack ~ GinaK Pure Luxury White
  • Stamps: Just Inklined Four Robins ~ Stampendous Pine Branch & Seasons Greetings
  • Ink: Versamark ~ Memento Cottage Ivy
  • Embellies: Glossy Accents ~ Crystal & Frosted Lace Stickles ~ Gold EP ~ BoBunny Gems
  • Tools: Computer & Printer ~ Spellbinders Labels Five Die ~ Heat Gun



Jingle Belles ~ The Holly and the Ivy

Crafty Hazel’s Christmas Extra Challenge ~ Anything Goes

Christmas at Sweet Stampin’ ~ Brr, It’s Cold Outside

Pixies Snippets Playground ~ Use Up Your Scraps (The white stamping card)

Sister Act Card Challenge ~ Anything Goes

Completely Christmas ~ Anything Goes

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge ~ Glitter It

Christmas Fun Challenge ~ Green Trees

Christmas Card Challenges ~ Anything Goes

Cute Card Thursday ~ It’s A Wild World