Hello stampers and welcome to another Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Sketch Challenge. I've combined two different stamp sets to make my card this week....Christmas Gleaming and Free as a Bird, which was inspired by the case the designer challenge at Global Design Project. As long as I've had this Free as a Bird set I've wanted to make the birds into Christmas birds. I'm happy I finally did it and it was such fun!
I stamped the large bird image and two of the holly images on watercolor paper with Stazon ink and watercolored with my aquapainter and ink pads. The colors I used are: Sahara Sand, Soft Suede, Real Red, and Shaded Spruce.
I fussy cut them all out after they dried. I added Shimmery Crystal Effects to the holly berries to make them stand out a bit more.
The images are layered on a piece of Night of Navy CS embossed with the Softly Falling EF, and then layered on a mat of Real Red. The Background is the wonderful Wrapped in Plaid DSP.
My horizontal accents consist of a Real Red Strip, embossed with the Subtle EF, and a itty bitty strip of gold glimmer, topped off with a bow of linen thread.
My card also takes in the Festive Friday Challenge using metallic paper, embossing folder, and snow/snowflakes.
Thanks for taking a peek and have a blessed day!