Hello there and happy early September! We're entering a time for some very season-specific stamping -- fall, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas. It's always the busiest time, and not just for stamping. Whew, I'm worn out just thinking about it! Today I'm one card closer to Christmas. How are you doing with yours? Making progress, I hope.
This one started with the background. It's a Cuttlebug cut and emboss die and I can't for the life of me remember the name of it. A dear friend sent several for me to play with and I still have a few left. She'd cut this one in the bright green (which I love). I colored each berry with a red Copic and the veins with green, then splattered liberally with diluted white acrylic paint. Fun!
The holly die will cover a 5 x 7 card, but I cut it down to fit under the frame for this A2 card. The bird is a Lil' Inker stamp called 'Tis the Season. I colored several of this stamp last year. It's definitely a favorite. Backed up the bird with a stitched circle so it wouldn't get lost in the holly. As a final step I dressed up the bird's hat with Ice White Viva Decor Perlen-Pen, sprinkled with micro-fine glitter.
I've started two other cards with this holly background, each with a similar design, but different stamps. I'll get back to those later. I'll list all supplies below. Have a happy day!
Stamps: Lil' Inker 'Tis the Season Paper: Neenah White, SU red, other green Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics for coloring Accessories: Viva Decor Ice White Perlen-Pen, Elizabeth Craft Warm Diamond Micro-fine glitter, white acrylic paint, Cuttlebug cut and emboss holly, Die-namics Stitched Rectangle Frames, Memory Box Stitched Circle Layers