Saturday, April 23, 2016


Hi! Today I have a Christmas card to share with you.

This beautiful bird is from A Winter Cardinal Stamp Set #518. It is stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink to the white cardstock. I colored it with Promarkers. To the pine needles I added Meadow Spark glitter with Sakura Glue Pen. His beak, eye and claws are covered with Dimensional Glue. It will dry clear and it keeps the dimension.

Frame around the bird is a Want 2 Scrap chipboard from Vintage Fancy Frames set. I inked it with Versamark ink and heat embossed with Super Thick Gold Embossing Powder. After first layer of EP was melted I added another coat of ink and EP, and melted the powder again.

I colored piece of white cardstock with Jade Nuance water-soluble powder and die cut two branches with a die from Creative Expressions Holly Sprays set. I added bit more color to them with Pine Needles and Peeled Paint Distress Inks. I colored berries with red marker and added Dimensional Glue on top.

To make the illusion that Holly sprays are tied together I added a bow on top of their meeting point. It's made with Mon Ami Gabby Iridescent/Gold 1/8" Pull Ribbon.

Background layer is very simple - I just covered Sticker Paper with Celestial glitter. Leftover glittered Sticker Paper was used to decorate the inside of the card.

Materials used:
Stamp Credits: A Winter Cardinal #518;
Glitters: Meadow Spark (G1014), Celestial (G1031);
Embossing Powders: Super Thick Gold (EP235);
Inks: Memento (Tuxedo Black), Versamark, Distress Ink (Pine Needles, Peeled Paint);
Coloring Medium: Promarkers, Nuance water-soluble powder (Jade);
Dies: Creative Expressions (Holly Sprays);
Embellishments: Want 2 Scrap (Vintage Fancy Frames), Mon Ami Gabby (Pull Ribbon – Iridescent/Gold 1/8");
Cardstock: White;

Thank you for the visit!
Hugs & smiles


  1. Lovely card Eret! Beautifully colored image and love the added dimensional with the Glue. Gorgeous frame and background too!

  2. Simply, stunning! So beautiful, so much color, great texture ... gorgeous!


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