Friday, July 8, 2016

Christmas in July - English Robin

Hello, I hope you are doing well today.   I had a busy week last week with family events and celebrating the 4th of July.  I didn't touch my stamps for quite a while, but have been able to get back to crafting the last couple days.

I plan on participating in a lot of Christmas in July themed challenges, and I have two very similar cards to share with you today.  I also took the chance to color with some Derwent Coloursoft pencils that are new to me and I am really just learning to work with them.

I colored the English Robins in this stamp before I looked up what they really look like.  I think most Americans won't notice!  I will try to color one more realistically sometime in the future.

On the first card, I used a border embossing folder first and then scored around it.  To bring out the embossing, I sponged the edges with distress ink.  It was light blue ink, but I think my sponge tool must have been used for green before, because I got this pretty color of green.

The second card I wanted to use the same design, but slightly different, so I just added a strip of patterned paper and skipped most of the ink sponging.

Supplies:  Cardmaking and Papercraft Magazine 2015 Christmas stamp and embossing folder set, Recollections sentiment, Versafine Onyx Black ink, Derwwent Coloursoft pencils, Distress Ink Tumbled Glass, My Mind's Eye paper, Score Board

I would love to participate in the following challenge:


April said...

These are great! What a sweet bird image.

Megan J said...

Hi Heidi, two gorgeous Christmas cards love the subtle colour you added to the embossing on the first card, such a cute little Robin and wreath... have a great weekend... Megan