And here is my offering this week:
Yes, a Christmas card! The weather has been so lousy in the last couple of days that it's been all too easy to imagine those long winter nights... but it's been great for crafting and doing indoors kinds of things with my fabulous children, so I'm not complaining!
I love sponging with ink but haven't done it for a while, so I really enjoyed using this easy technique today. The background is sponged with Bashful Blue, Pretty in Pink and Old Olive inks, then the ivy and the branch are stamped over the top. The robin is an inked two step bird punch bird popped up on dimensionals (I'm hoping to show you how I made him in my very first video tutorial. EDITED TO ADD: The video tutorial has now been uploaded - please go to the next post to view it.) I stamped a sentiment, distressed the edges of the focal panel and mounted it onto Ruby Red card stock before finishing with some of the lush satin ribbon in Chocolate Chip and attaching it to a Chocolate Chip card base.
I had so much fun that I made another version using a different layout!
Stamps: Bird on a Branch, Vintage Vogue, Occasional Greetings
Ink: Bashful Blue, Old Olive, Pretty in Pink, Ruby Red, Creamy Caramel, Chocolate Chip
Card stock: Whisper White, Ruby Red and Chocolate Chip (1st card) or Kraft (2nd card)
Other: Two step bird punch, Chocolate Chip marker
I have a real soft spot for robins so you can expect to see more of this little chap on this blog!
Hope you're all having a happy weekend.
Hope to see you very soon.