Monday 12 December 2022

Red, red robin

Hi everyone, today I'd like to share a Christmas card that I made using some of my newish Visible Image Christmas stamps. 

This started out as an individual card, but I found it to be pretty straightforward to stamp in batch using my stamping platform, so I ended up making 4 very similar ones.

I cut a square of stamping card and stamped my robin, then branch and berries. I masked the robin and branch so I could stamp the background script, then removed the mask and coloured the robin, branch and holly with Distress Ink and Oxide. I stamped the sentiment, matted the image panel onto red cardstock, then finished with white Posca pen spatters for snow, glitter brush pen on the robin's tummy, a teeny heart gem, and Glossy Accents on the berries.

Here is an angled picture to show the dimension on the berries… it should show the robin’s sparkly tummy, but sadly the photo doesn’t show that up very ell !

Stamps: Visible Image Christmas Robin, Distressed Christmas;
Media: Tim Holtz Distress Oxide ink (Barn Door); Distress Ink (Vintage Photo): Versafine Clair (Pinecone, Nocturne, Morning Mist); Spectrum Noir glitter brush pen; Glossy Accents.

Challenges I would like to enter:

As You Like It - Anything Goes for Christmas (2nd entry)
The Card Concept #185 - Christmas Greetings + Inspiration Photo (2nd entry)
(I was inspired by the green/white/red/brown colour combo)

Christmas Kickstart #69 - Anything Christmas Goes
C.R.A.F.T. #661 - Christmas - The Last Stretch - WINNER
Crafting Happiness #137 - Christmas - TOP PICK
Crafty Catz #618 - Anything Goes with option Last Minute Christmas - TOP 3
Crafty Friends #162 - Traditional Christmas Colours
Creative Inspirations (December) - Festive Foliage - WINNER
Incy Wincy (December) - Christmas (2nd entry)
Krafty Chicks #641 - Christmas
Let's Craft and Create #190 - Anything Goes with option Inspired by a Song
(When the Red, Red Robin)
Lost Coast Portal to Creativity #157 - Something Seasonal (4th entry)
Peace On Earth #29 - Anything Christmas Goes
Shopping Our Stash #485 - Holly and Ivy
Simon Says (Monday) - Holiday Cheer (4th entry)
Simon Says (Wednesday) - Add Some Sparkle (3rd entry)
(Sparkly gem and robin’s sparkly white tummy)
Sweet Stampin’ - Christmas Creations
Winter Wonderland (December) - Anything Christmas Goes (2nd entry)
Word Art Wednesday #573/574 - Anything Goes (3rd entry)

Here is a picture that shows the mini batch I made ... love getting the most out of my stamps and out of a particular crafting session. I feel as if I'm on the home stretch with the Christmas cards now!

That's all from me for today - take care, and thanks for visiting.


dj said...

Way to go shopping your stash!! That sweet robin still on the holly branch is prefect for our Holly & Ivy challenge over at Shopping Our Stash and I love the script background and the extra robin stamp!! Thanks for joining the fun and playing along with us!! #SOS485

brenda said...

Nothing sat's Christmas better than a Robin and I really like the A&C Robin word. I have one that looks very much like this I believe, thanks so much.

B x

tilly said...

Robins always say Christmas and he is cute, thanks for sharing at Crafty Catz challenge, Tilly

Linby said...

Such a lovely robin and you've made a fab batch of cards with just the right balance of colour.

Ink Outside The Box With Diane said...

Great Christmas card! Sweet birdie! So happy you played along with Krafty Chicks Challenge this week.
Diane - DT

Anke said...

WOW your cards with the lovely robin are adorable, beautiful works.

Diane said...

Fabulous Christmas cards!
Thank you for joining our challenge at Peace On Earth!
Diane POE Co-Owner
{Nellies Nest}
{Peace On Earth}
{Stencil Fun}

AlisonC said...

Not much is more Christmassy than a Robin! I love these with all the details you've added making some special cards. Thanks for Shopping your Stash with us this time.

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Stunning cards Pauline, love the stamping.
Faith x

Renske Wishes You said...

Beautiful card. Everything is matching perfectly. Thank you for joining us at the CRAFT Challenge blog. Good luck with your entry.

Hugs Renske, CRAFT DT

Janis Lewis said...

Beautiful creation! I love all the stamped layers and the snow. Thank you for entering our December Christmas Challenge. Hope you'll share more of your art with us.
Janis, Owner & Design Team Member @ Crafting Happiness Challenges

Lisa said...

Wonderful robin image and super coloring of it on all those great cards.

Linby said...

So excited to have received one of these - even better irl. Lynn x

Laurie said...

Love everything about this! Beautiful coloring and the "snow flakes" are such a great little touch. Thanks for joining the Lost Coast Design Challenge!

Deanne Saunders said...

Beautiful!!! Thanks so much for participating in our CRAFTING HAPPINESS challenge!!! I appreciate that you play along and I enjoy visiting your blog!! Have a happy crafty day!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

Ines said...

Super:)Thanks for playing with us at Let's Craft and Create :)Ines DT

Kathyk said...

This is a lovely make and a well deserving winner over at Creative Inspirations too

Happy New Year


Larissa said...

Very lovely card. Thanks so much for joining us at the Ayli challenge.