I started by stamping my lovely Watercolour Winter holly into versamark, then straight into Soft Suede ink before stamping onto my card stock. I clear embossed that, sponged the background with Tempting Turquoise ink, then coloured the holly and berries with markers. Tiles were cut out with my large square punch and arranged onto a strip of Tempting Turquoise card stock.
This provided the background for a cute robin - I do love a robin on a card! This one was made with the bird from Everything Eleanor - I stamped him in Soft Suede ink and then coloured over his breast with a Tangerine Tango marker before cutting him out with my sharp paper snips. I added Dazzling Diamonds glitter to the holly and you can just about make it out in this photo. It's lovely and sparkly in real life.
I love the cloisonné effect of the holly and will certainly try this technique again. The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes which is a real go-to set for me. I stamped it into Soft Suede ink and used my Tangerine Tango marker on the words before stamping to give it this slight glow.
This is the Less is More sketch that I've been working from today.
Here's what you'll need to make this card
Stamps: Watercolour Winter, Everything Eleanor (bird), Teeny Tiny Wishes (sentiment)
Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Soft Suede
Card stock: Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise
Other: 1 3/8" square punch, versamark, clear embossing powder, heat tool, Dazzling Diamonds glitter
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After I've posted this, I must get off to the market to buy the week's fruit and veg. Last week my lovely husband went and when he'd come back I heard a groan from the kitchen. "Are you alright?" I called. "No!" came the reply. "I've just bought seven melons by accident!" I giggled. "How did you manage that?" I asked. "I don't know," he said in an agonised voice. There was a pause before he said: "I hope everyone likes melons!"
I hope the sun is shining on you wherever you are. Enjoy your weekend won't you!