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: 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
Very festive and I love the touch of gold embossing. xxx
Tweet Tweet! This is gorgeous and looks so festivey and not at all cheap! (Sorry for the pun!)
Wow really stunning love it, birds, holly & berries just perfect
LOVE this Brenda! Can’t beat a bit of traditional and this is a real beauty! You’re on a roll with those Stickles too – perfect outlining with not a shake or wibble wobble to be seen 🙂
Just catching up, your last three posts have been Christmas cards. I have nothing more to say.
Suzy B said:
What a great design, love the image, thank you for sharing with us over at Completely Christmas, we would love to see you back again next week for another fun challenge……Good Luck
Suzy B Owner Completely Christmas
Gorgeous card Brenda, the image is adorable and your sparkle looks fabulous, it’s just perfect for our challenge.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Mary Mac said:
Nice….yup, I like them….love the glitter and gold…..
Sandy Dehon said:
Pretty Birds Brenda! As you might know, I love birds all year long – they are never out of season!
such gorgoeus robins on your lovely background of holly branches! i love all the glittery touches, too! thanks for joining our festive foliage fun at JINGLE BELLES! 🙂
An elegant card.
Thank you for sharing at Christmas at Sweet Stampin this month, Wedgie xxx
What a pretty digi image indeed … love the sparkle and shine … so very glad you celebrated festive foliage with us at Jingle Belles.
Thank you so much for entering our Completely Christmas challenge 4 with your lovely card, Hazel, DT – thanks also for entering my CHNC challenge extra for March – we hope we’ll see you again soon x
Sandy How said:
Those birds are so sweet, a delightful Christmas card.
Thanks for sharing with us at Completely Christmas
Thought I had stopped by already but here I am again to say these cards are lovely!!!
The little birds are coloured so pretty and love the metallic contrast of the branch to the right!
That is lovely, Brenda – a really great digi and I love the sparkle you’ve added.
Thanks for joining us at Christmas Fun.
Such a pretty card – the image is beautiful and I love the glittery and embossed detail. Thanks so much for sharing at Christmas at Sweet Stampin. Hugs, Dawn